The story goes that once when the eminent Vaishnava min strel,
Poigai Alwar on his pilgrim tour, visited an asram; it was night.
After extending due hospitality, he was shown but a very small but
for stay. Before going to bed he started singing the glory of the
Lord according to his routine. Soon there was unexpected rain, may
be due to Varuna's reward for the absolute joy, he experienced at
the sweet voice and profound devotion. At this juncture, a stranger
drenched to skin sought shelter.
Addressing the stranger, the inmate
said, "You are most welcome, O venerable brother, but one thing
t have to inform beforehand; this place is quite small, fit for
one's lying, and enough
for two to sitting; let us sit together, please enter and
share". Thanking him, the second entered and at once engaged
himself in emptying his soul in singing on Sri Mahavishnu with
utmost rapture in tone high, and devotion pure.