He too entered in his
fiercest aspect and put to destruction' all that could done to carrying the
corpse of Sati. He started then Pralaya nritya when the cosmos fluttered
threatening total-collapse. Then Lord Mahavishnu appeared and cut the corpse
with his Sudarsan so artfully that the bearer knew not the process. The
dissected body fell at different places. The head of Mother Sati fell here and
made the spot sacred; and later became a Saktipita of great importance.
some centuries one famous Sage Mandatha by name pleased the Lord with his deep
penance. Giving him one-of the three lingas, he presented to Mother Parvathi for
worship, Lord Siva advised
him to install it at a place where there was no cremation ground. The sage after
an intense search all over the land, came to Taliparamba and installed the
Sivalinga as it fulfilled the condition laid down: He worshipped it ardently,
and after his death the Linga disappeared mysteriously.
Muchikund, his devout
son propitiated Lord Maheswar and got another linga. This too vanished after
some centuries. Satasoman, a famous king of Mushaka dynasty at the instance of
Sage Agasya did penance and obtained from Lord Siva a linga on pleasing him with
his austere tapas. He built a temple and installed. Thus the three lingas came
to this sacred land.