Uttanka rishi was once lived in the Maru desert as per the great epic Mahabharata. Uttanka is the disciple of Gautama. He is a great scholar and contains good knowledge in Vedic subjects and was an expert in all kinds of art and contains wisdom, courage and spiritual powers.
Uttanka has once met Lord Krishna, and asked about the wellness of the Pandavas and Kauravas. Krishna told that due to their bad actions, Kauravas were killed in the Kurukshetra war, and Pandavas were ruling their region.
On hearing this Uttanka has got angry with Lord Krishna and decided to curse him, for not correcting the wrong behaviour of the Kauravas. Then Lord Krishna took his true form and gave his “VISHWAROOPA DARSHAN” and also blessed him with a boon that would quench his thirst whenever he remembered him. The sage realized his mistake and asked Lord Krishna to pardon him.