When Moghuls invaded Bharat desa, a daughter of moghul emperor took the utsava vigraha of Thriunarayana perumal [Melkot in Karnataka] and was playing with that utsava vigraha. On seeing this Ramanujacharya told the moghul emperor to give back the vigraha. Sarcastically the moghul told that you call your God. If he comes alongwith you take the vigraha. Ramanuja sang Chellapillai come along with me; Immediately the vigraha followed Ramanuja. All got astonished. Does this have any referral in puranas? If so in which purana?


As much as I know, there is no referral of the Chellapillai incident in the Puranas. This is because Ananthazhwan (Ananta Sesha) had taken Avatharam as Ramanuja much much longer after the Puranas had been written by Vyasa. To be precise, in 1017 AD.

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    This is not the relevant answer. The question is related to Vishnu leela which has been mentioned in a purana. Please post you answer as comment. If you put in answer column you should cite sources. – Parthasarathy Raghavan Aug 2 '18 at 13:31
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    You need to share references while answering this shall be turned into a comment otherwise. – Dr. Vineet Aggarwal Aug 2 '18 at 16:12
  • Dear Dr. Vineet, Kindly advise me on sharing references and adding citations as this is my first day at HSE.. Thank you – user15963 Aug 2 '18 at 17:27
  • Dear Parthsarathy, Kindly mention the Vishnu Leela, which is in accordance with your question, as Ramanuja was born much much longer after the Puranas were written, as mentioned in my answer... – user15963 Aug 2 '18 at 17:33
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    @Dr.VineetAggarwal If some Purana is modified in past 1000 years, that isn't called a Purana, it's called an interpolation. Interpolations have no value.We can expect some prophecies regarding birth of some great personality but expecting each and every incident as a prophecy is foolish.Regarding references, the reference is Ramanujacharya born in 11th century. Anything modified in that century is considered as interpolation as it was neither Vyasa nor his shishyas who did it. Reference need not to be a copy paste sentence or an external link. It should support what is said in the answer. – Sarvabhouma Aug 4 '18 at 2:08

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