before him and assured him that he would not be killed by man, stone or iron or by weapons
during night or day. Pleased with the boons Daruka turned to go when Brahma called him and
reminded him that he had not attained invincibility against women. At this Daruka laughed
and said he required no special power to fight the weaker sex.
Slaying of Daruka
Daruka began to challenge the very gods. The situation thus became serious and the gods
conferred together to meet the menace that was Daruka. They created six Goddesses, called
Brahmani, Vaishnavi, Maheswari, Kaurnari, Varahi and Indrani, the respective names being
inherited from the Gods who created them-Brahma, Vishnu, Mahadeva, Subrahmanya, Yama and
The six Goddesses fought Daruka but were defeated. At this
moment Siva created from his third eye the Goddess Kali and sent her to kill Daruka, fully
arming her with all kinds of weapons. Kali easily killed Daruka and was going back to Siva
still shivering with fury. Siva became afraid of her temper and created two kids to suck
her breasts. This did not pacify her fully. Siva then danced before her, which finally
became a naked trance when she bowed her head.