The fascinating behind the marriage of Lord Sri Venkatewara(also called Lord
Srinivasa) with Goddess Padmavathi is recounted with pictures.
On the death of the cowherd, the cow returned, bellowing in fright and with blood stains all over her body, to the Chola King.
To find out the cause of the cow's terror, the King followed her to the scene of the incident.The King found the cowherd lying dead on the ground near the ant-hill.
While he stood wondering how it had happened, Lord Vishnu rose from the ant-hill and cursed the King saying that he would become
an Asura because of the fault of his servant.
The King pleaded innocence, and the Lord blessed him by saying that the curse would end
when the Lord was adorned
with a kireetam presented by Akasa Raja at the time of His marriage with Sri Padmavati. Thereafter, Lord Vishnu or Srinivasa, decided to stay in Varaha Kshetra,
and requested Sri Varahaswami to grant Him a site for His stay. His request being readily granted, Srinivasa ordained that a pilgrimage to His shrine would not be complete unless it is preceded by a bath in the Pushkarini and darshan of Sri Varahaswami, and that puja and naivedyam should be offered to Sri Varahaswami first.