gods calculated that once Kolhasur becomes the Lord of the Universe, he would naturally go
back to his former capital and kill Sukeshi to establish himself there. And as events
proved they were right in their guess, for, Kolhasur when he received the blessings of
Brahmadeva, started post haste for his capital, attacked Sukeshi and slew him after a
ferocious struggle. But it was hardly a relief for the gods, because Kolhapur entrusted
the administration to Karvir, his eldest son. And this prince was no better than Sukeshi,
His natural inclination towards aggression and bloodshed burst into flames of hatred when
he learnt that the gods were responsible for the death of his two uncles.
He took upon himself the task of seeking
retribution, demolished shrines, desecrated Yajnyashalas and slaughtered sages and
brahmins. Once again the victims went to Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu, who collected their
followers and proceeded to meet Karvir. Karvir was a lighter of great mettle and the
battle that ensued was severe. In the end Shiva slew him and in accordance with a promise
given to him before his death named the city Karvirnagar. Three other brothers
of Karvir also lost their lives in the struggle.