"Hitherto I have been speaking with the devotees directly in human speech. As the Kali Yuga progress the human race would witness chaotic rule. Then I shall not be willing to talk to the unworthy, I shall now transform myself into a statue and shall speak only to my dear devotees. This is the last occasion when I am taking to humans." Suddenly he transformed himself into the statue now know as Sri Venkateswara at the Tirumala Hills.
Thondaiman on his return to his kingdom lost his interests in the administrator of his State. He then coronated his son and took leave from him. He reached the Hills. He chanted the Sahasranama or The Thousand Names of the Lord with Tulasi leaf offerings for a few days. Later he attained Moksha or the Great Liberations.Story From Book Name: Balaji Sri Venakateswara