|His prayer for
these two blessings was granted and since he had the feet of a tiger, he was called
Vyaghrapada. Days passed and when the time came for Siva for giving them darsan, the
guardian goddess of the place, Kalika Devi, would not allow it.
Shortly afterwards, Siva and Devi agreed that they should participate in
a dance contest and that the winner should have
undisputed possession of Tillai. So the dance started.
At one stage of the dance, the Lord's earrings fell down, but the Lord took them up from
the floor in such a way that nobody could notice the loss and the recovery. This dance is
called the Urdhva Tandavam in which Siva defeated Kalika Devi.