at the head of the army of the Devatas gave battle to Tarakasura. The fight went on
continuously and Kumaraswami also found himself unable to deal with Tarakasura properly.
once again had necessarily to go back to Lord Siva and pray to him for succour. Lord Siva
then told the Devatas that Tarakasura being a great Siva Bhakta had so identified himself
with the Lord that he carried a Siva Linga in his own throat, and his very life was in the
Linga Hence he suggested that if they could break that Siva Linga, then Taraka- sura
would die, since, to him life without his Lord was meaningless.
Lord - Siva also told them that the pieces of the Linga would grow in the Kshetras
where they fell, and that as soon as the pieces from the Linga fell, the Devatas should
all go to those places and establish those Lingas with consecration and worship, so that
the further growth of the Lingas might be arrested.
Accordingly, Kumaraswami broke the Linga in the throat of the Rakshasa and the Linga
broke into five pieces, which fell in five different Sthalas.