the ashes was born Mahisasura, a formidable asura of great prowess.
Knowing the cause of the death of his uncle Karamba, he prayed to
Lord Brahma, and after centuries of penance obtained the boon from
Vidhata that he would not be killed by any male. No sooner did he
obtain it, he declared war against Devendra, and after a 100 year
war, succeeded to his throne. He then unleashed a reign of
the Trinity for instant assistance. To relieving the devas from the
onslaught of Mahishasura, the Trio created Durga, under the name of
Chandika, out of their combined emerges and accumulated powers,
Chandika thus born took her seat, atop the highest summit of the
if to herald her descent to end Mahishasura, she burst into such
uproarious laughter that the whole mountain shook to its
foundations. This indeed too much for egoistical danava to hear and
much less to bypass. There began a fierce encounter between the two.
Needless to prolong that the daivasakti scored a thumping,
resounding victory over the danavadhama. Alas! the devas were
neither freed, nor enjoyed even a momentary relief; for Mahishi, the
cousin of Mahishasura took up the lost cause and started wreaking
vengeance on the suras. The Mahishi advent needs elucidation now.