retinue once again went back to Kashmir and informed the king, Sibi that his brother
Jeemutavahana also had gone the same way as his other brother Mehadambara. The king now
fell into a deep sorrow over the loss of both of his brothers, and handed over the kingdom
to his ministers who were instructed to govern the kingdom carefully for some months, so
that he himself might visit the place.
ultimately reached the place, and on seeing the 'Linga sareeram' of his brother, he
determined to perform a hundred Yajnas, since the place was so holy and hallowed, that he
considered it to be the fittest place for the performance of a hundred Yajnas. If a
devotee completes hundred Yajnas, the merit that he wouldget by it, would entitle him to
reach the realm of Brahma. Hence the Godsdecided to test whether King Sibi was really
pious and steadfast in his devotion, and whether be had that amount of mental detachment,
that is necessary for attaining the realm of Gods.