Tirupati they separated and left the idol in the charge of one Kodavar, his son and his
nephew. As the Mogul soldiers were to locate the idol at Srirangam, they went on
questioning the people. On the way back to Delhi, they gathered the information that the
idol was kept hidden theTirupati temple in Tirumalai Hills.
When this news reached Srirangam, the people there
did not readily believe it, as by then 60 years had elapsed, and the persons connected
with the incident were dead. The idol was not allowed to be taken to the innermost
precincts of the temple, but was allowed to be kept to the west of the Aryapatal entrance
in the third prakaram.
The next day, the mysterious re- appearance of the
original idol of Nachiyar was noticed. It must then have come to their mind that when
Manavala Perumal was taken away, Nachiyar had also mysteriously disappeared, - but now the
presence of the idol being there, Nachiyar had mysteriously reappeared. They therefore
informed the king of the locality about this. The King heard the full story from the old
man but probably could not readily believe it. To ascertain the truth, he wanted to speak
to the oldest man of the locality, as the incident happened 60 years back.