One day Kolatta finds a baby boy under a pile of rocks in his back
field. He brings the infant home in his arms and shows it to
Ariyanacci. At first this is a big surprise and she is not sure what
Ariyanacci sits on her porch wondering how she will nurse this
At that very moment, Lord Vishnu appears. He tells Ariyanacci to
set the baby down and then come stand beside him.
Next Vishnu magically creates seven saris that stretch through the
air. They hang weightlessly between Ariyanacci and her little son.
Vishnu then fills Ariyanacci’s breasts with milk and lets the
first drops fly through the air to the baby’s mouth. She knows
now... that she will be able to feed her new child.
The couple are thrilled and very happy to
adopt this beautiful little boy. They have wanted a child for so
Ariyanacci raises her little son with love and tenderness.
Soon the couple decide to take the child to the temple where they
will give it a name.
Lord Vishnu visits once again. He names the little boy as he
lies in the lap of the family goddess Celatta. She is a special
female (a Sakti) who looks after the beautiful lands of Ponnivala.
As the boy, now named Kunnutaiya, grows Ariyanacci tries to
give him lots of fun adventures.
As Kunnutaiya grows he imagines himself as a fine horseback rider
running at full gallop across the beautiful lands that lie all around
But Ariyanacci knows she and Kolatta are growing old. She begins
to worry about the future for her young son.
She dreams of a long life but knows there may not be much time
Ariyanacci hugs her young son and tries to enjoy their remaining