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Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada
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MOTHER KANAKADURGESWARI OF VIJAYAWADA

RAMBHU AND KARAMBHU LEGEND

This origin of Mahishasura is at variance with another legend and according to it, he was born to a demon called Rambhu. This is equally fantastic. The story goes that Karambhu and Rambhu were demon brothers-sons of a Danavu and were worried about the defeats meeted out to the whole danava race by Devendra, though some powerful demon kings now and then imprisoned gods - their born foes and sworn enemies. They wanted to obtain boons of immortality and immunity to tide over the constant menace. Karambhu and Rambhu went under water for shelter and did penance, but Devendra taking the form of a crocodile killed Karambu. Thereupon, Rambhu did penance to get a son to wreaking vengeance of Devendra, propitiating Lord Siva. When the fruit eluded his grasp even after yugas, he decided to cut his head and offer it to the Lord. Appearing at the nick of moment, the Lord said that he would beget a son with whomsoever he would have intercourse, and that one would fulfill his desire. Highly elated , he started his journey homeward, but on the way there came into his sight an enchanting young she - buffalo grazing. A single sight upset him. He then took the form of he -buffalo and gratified his lust. The result was the birth of Mahishasura. This is elaborately recounted in the Devibagavatha.

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