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Under the Bhoga-srinivasa idol, there is a six angled yantra (Shadgunya-yantra). It looks like one equilateral triangle inserted into another upside down equilateral triangle. As Bhoga-srinivasa idol is the exact replica of Mula-virat but much smaller in size, it is reasoned that similar yantra must be present at the feet of Mula-virat.
Tirunamam on the face of the Lord covering the three-fourth of the his face hiding the forehead, the eyes, the nose and portions of the cheeks appears to have started in 1465 AD. Before that the Tirunamam was slender and the total face and eyes of the Lord was visible to the devotees.
There are altogether 807 inscriptions on the walls of the temple. In them, there are 47 in Telugu, 24 in Kannada, 720 in Tamil, 15 in Sanskrit and 1 in Hindi.
The Mula-virat is a kevala veera sthanaka murthy (idol in standing posture without his consorts). It is in stone and is 8 feet high, with a smiling face. It is not straight but bent two degrees to the left. There is Srivatsa mark, indicating the presence of Lakshmi, on his right breast. There are no shankha and chakra in the hands of the deity, nor any other weapons. There are friction scars caused by constant wearing of bow and arrows at both shoulders and back of the Lord.
The Lord is worshipped in accordance with the Vaikhanasa Agama texts which follow Vedas. They worship Vishnu alone as the supreme God, comprehending in him all other Gods. The Vaikhanasas carry on their worship entirely with Vedic mantras and rituals and are strict in their adherence to the Vedic sacraments. They follow principally the works of Marichi (Vimanarchana-kalpa), Atri (Samurtar-chanadhikarana), Bhrgu (Prakimad-hikara) and Kasyapa (Jnana-kanda). The form of worship has not changed, even in a minor way, despite the changes in administration, patronage and the fortunes of the shrine over long years.