Again devas voiced their
impending calamity to the All-powerful MOTHER. This time she took recourse to a
strategy to nip the disaster in the bud itself. Accordingly, she made Kamhasura
speechless, when Brahma appeared before him to grant boons. So, he was named
Mookasura - mooka standing for dubmness, and MOTHER Parasakti, Mookambika. When
Mookasura understood the foul play, he unleashed violence to such undreamt of
proportions that holocaust reigned supreme, making existence unbearably
miserable. Devas again met Trimurthis with faces gloomy and implored assistance.
To meet the terrific catastrope, the Trio then created, a Goddess each,
investing in her their supreme powers - Brahma making Brahmi, Vishnu,
Vaishnavavi and Siva, Sambhavi.
To fortify them, Yama added
Varahi, Subrahmanya, Kumari, Indra and Indrani. Seeing the six Goddesses entering the war field,
Maheswar's daughter Bhadra and Sevakas like Veerabhadra, Gananatha joined them
for quick destruction.
Yet, the battle went on and on for days; for, the boons
Mookasura obtained surpassed the combined strength of all. Apprehending the
danger, the six Goddesses unanimously blended into one single entity. Mookasura
could not combat against that powerful Goddess; and so died in the field. Highly
elated at the success, and immensely feasted their eyes with her forms, gods
prayed Parasakti to retire in Kollur itself as Mookambika for ever.