at the same time another arrow came and hit the dead bear, followed
by the hunter, who reaching the spot bent low to pick up the killed.
Arjuna objecting him said that it was with his arrow the boar fell
down dead, but was stubbornly opposed by the hunter. This war of a
words led to war of muscles, and in the end, Arjuna vanquished the
hunter. Siva rising, revealed his nijarupa, and said he was pleased.
Immediately, handing over the potent Pasupatha, he blessed him
Victory in the future war; it was indeed a great battle - a mortal
scoring victory over the immortal. It was immortalised by a literary
gaint, Bharavi in his Kiratarjuneeyam. As this exciting event took
place on this hill, Arjuna built an imposing temple for Lord Siva in
commemoration his great Victory. It is now called the Vijayeswara
temple. This entire episode is represented on the stone in the same
temple. The stone cutter's artistry is superb. Recognising the
enormity of eminence attached to it, the rulers that followed
renovated it fittingly. Theists visit this hoary shrine and offer
prayers recalling to their minds the thrilling battle fought between
Lord Siva and the Pandavamadhyama - Arjuna.