The boons of
his invincibility and the impregnability of his cities emboldened him infinitely
and so he started abusing his powers. With the turning of head, he turned upside
down of everything held sacred, laudable and live-worthy hitherto. His launching
on a campaign turned out all successful and installed him as the Lord of
universe which ended in making Devendra await his bidding. In conformity with
asurapalana, the Vedic rites were discarded; ascetics dishonored; hermitages
destroyed and yagna, yagas discontinued. The woe-struck people bled and the
mother Earth wailed unable to bear the burden of the injustice dancing naked
everywhere - Dharma reached the lowest ebb. The afflicted approached Lord Siva
with the supplication for his instant intervention. The enormity of ignominy
brought to Dharma devata and destruction thrust upon the people moved him.
Promising to taking up cudgel against Tripurasura, Lord Siva sent them away.
gigantic form and putting on the aspect of roudra, he entered the battle field
followed by his army of ganas including yogins like Sakini and Dakini in their
fiercest forms. Tripura rushed with his hordes. It was a terrible war when the
Lord was constrained to assert like Bhima and fought with an unprecedented
valour and superabundant strength.