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NITAAI-Veda.nyf > All Scriptures By Acharyas > Ramanujacharya > The Life Of Ramanujacarya > Chpter Eight > ANANTACARYA IN SRI SAILA



Another of Yatiraja's disciples was Anantacarya. He had been sent by his guru to SrT Saila, Tirupati, where he lived with his wife, constantly worshipping the Lord. While living in Sri Saila, he saw that the local people underwent  great hardships because of a scarcity of water in the area. Therefore he resolved to dig a lake and with only his wife to help him, began the work immediately. By undertaking great labors every day, the couple completed the  task, and that lake, which bears the name Anantasarovara, is still to be seen in the of Sri Saila. It is said that once, when Anantacarya's wife was pregnant and too weary to help with the work, the Lord Himself assumed her  form to assist His devotee's endeavor.