The brahmin agreed but before Ravana made a few
steps forward, he deposited it on the ground saying that it was too heavy to be
held it any longer. And lo! he disappeared before Ravana reached the spot.
Infuriated Ravana cursing his fate crossly, tried to lift it but could not. Used
his physical strength, courted failure, employed asurasakti, failed again. He
pulled it up and thrust it down, shook it side wards and in all ways but the goal
could not be sighted even. In his utter desperation, he determined to break it
and so applied his heavy club to it. Alas! only a chip flew out from the top,
when all his energy, patience, tenacity were spent out, he then resorted to
prayers - started Jalabhisheka with waters from a pond, he materialized and
filled it with water of all the sacred rivers of the earth. After that he left
for Lanka grumbling, but he visited often for worship.
gods were pleased at detaining the Atmalinga in the Bharat Khand itself, their
pleasure was short lived and the success was not complete; for, by confining the
Atmalinga to the main land, Lanka became vulnerable of course but the Lankesa
was still invincible and immortal due to the blessings by Lord Maheswar.