To prove this she broke open her other anklet and lo! Its precious stones spilled out
sparkling. The Pandyan King was shocked as the queen's anklet contained pearls and he fell
Kannaki went out to the Streets, tore off her
left breast in fury and cursed the city of Madura, which started burning immediately.
Then Kannaki left Madura and the Pandyan Kingdom and came to Chenkunnu in Kerala. There
she became a Sati by burning herself and joined Kovalan in the celestial region. The
reigning Chera King of the time, Senkuttuvan, deeming Kannaki to be an incarnation of
Kali, decided to erect a memorial to her.