It so coincided that Lord Maheswar
was attracted by her unearthly glamour and blooming beauty. Soon consultations etc.
were initiated, and they ended in fixing the alliance. When everything was
going on smooth towards the happy solemnization, Narada, the celestial trouble-shooter entered the
scene to frustrate that divine union; for, that demon could be killed by a Virgin only.
It was the boon he got, and that was his plus point. And it the wedding were to take place as
proposed, neither the Mother Earth would be relived of her anguish, nor the purpose of parasakti's
assuming the form -of Virgin would be accomplished. Keeping Lokakalyana in mind, he
approached both the patties in the role of well-wisher and fixed a certain midnight as auspicious hour
Convinced with the planetary position, all agreed. Extremely
jubilant at the prospect of getting united with Parvathi, Lord Siva started with pramadaganas etc. for
Kanyakumari, the bride's place. When he was half-way, he heard the crowing of cock,
heralding the break of dawn. It was Narada's play, who taking the cock's form
crowed, only to stop the wedding and enabling the Virgin to kill Bana. Missing the opportunity of marrying,
dejected Maheswar, settled down at Suchidram. And the dispirited Parvathi took a vow then to remain
as Virgin for ever.