Submitted by alvin on Sat, 2017-03-04 12:14 Kapu (Padubidri): So you thought, Sri Krishna idol that faces towards west had turned on its own when it heard the sound of "taala" from the West. Not really, says Adamaru Vishwapriya swamiji. According to the seer the idol was - in fact - was installed in that direction. The seer was speaking at a Bhajan Mandir at Uliyaru in Kaup. This has also been mentioned by those who installed the idol in a document, the seer said, according to a report in Prajavani. There is no proof to say that the idol had turned to left on its own. Legend has it that idol of Lord Krishna was facing the East. His great devotee saint Kanakadasa had come to Udupi as a pilgrim but he could not enter the temple. There was a barrier but he wanted to have "darshan" of his lord. So, he sang devotional songs praising the lord. Moved by his devotion, Lord Krishna turned to West and there was a crack in the wall thorugh which Kanakadasa had "darshan" of his Lord. This indicates that only devotion matters to Lord not the status or class of the devotees. However, the seer's statement has led to a confusion among devotees, who first have "Darshan" of Lord Krishna through Kanakana kindi or window and then enter the temple. A Kanaka Gopura has been built in memory of Saint Kanakadasa who lived in a small hut at the same place.