Seeing the Mother, the imbecile egoistic asura
entered the fray with his powerful army, presuming that a single lady could not
save another lady in distress, but he failed in his estimation. The Mother too
pressed into service the bhutaganas and yogins. The war went on for long since
taking several dreadful forms fought and destroyed almost all the ganas. The
time came. Seeing him assumed the form of buffalo, she bounced upon him and
caught hold of his head and delivered a death blow with her potent sword. That
lusty beast in his buffalo form fell down dead like a sack of bones and flesh.
The ganas hailed the Mother and celebrated her triumph. Dharma never brooks any
defeat! Chastity never loses its chastity!! Will the salt lose its savor?
Relieved Anubhuti then prayed to the Mother fervently to bless her and the
people by taking her permanent seat in this loka at the same spot. Mother
Bhavani enraptured by the exotic beauty of Yamunachala and the surrounding
Nature in the prime of her beauty with colour and sound ever flowing said 'Yes'.
Thus the Yamunachala, a lovely spot on the slopes of Sahyadri mountain became
the earthly scat of Mother Bhavani, who through several other auspicious names
like Tvarita, Tulaja, Amba, Turaja is worshipped ardently by the people of all
classes seeing in her the predominance roudra in her fierce aspect, yet the most
compassionate in fulfilling their desires. No soulful petition was ever turned
down, nor her votaries preferred other deities once they come to her feet and
take refuge in her. As her miracles went on increasing with the passage of time,
her fame rose sky high and turned her in course of time the most reliable deity
for progress and peace.