With Mother Bhavani's infinite grace, Shivaji killed the arrogant
prattler in a fortnight's time. Mother Bhavani's aerial voice was thus fulfilled
and along with that Maharashtra banner started fluttering, and sounded to the
Muslim kings the tolling of death knell, as it were. Government records embody
certain references to the glory of the temple, when certain Maratha leaders of
Bhonsales made grants to the temple, wherein Mother Bhavani was mentioned as
their Kulaswamini. Another notable feature that can be discerned from the
records is that these sanads were made on the fulfillment of vows - Navasas
taken by the rulers. On occasions when certain rulers bypassed the Mother,
relying upon their muscle power, they were severely punished - defeated in the
skirmishes against Muslim adversaries. Not only did the Mother rain boons for
the success of her votaries, but punished them, pointing out their lapses arisen
due to either their over confidence or arrogance, when they reached her feet.
They then made lavish endowments in token of realisation.
Bhavani thus kept the scales even and justified that 'roudra' is as
indispensable as Vatsalya. Here is evidence.