Since then, though dead, Surapadma has been serving the
Lord thus, with devotion unparalleled and obedience inimitable. Does this not establish
that Shanmuga is a redoubtable Commander-in-chief of all times? And all worlds too.
Is not his compassion for the genuine
penitent is also peerless? So it is no wonder that Devendra offered his lovely blossom Devayani in
marriage to him. A fitting reward! A befitting match!! And the most subtlest honour too!!! To
commemorate this splendidly heroic and resplendently magnificient victory, Kandashati
festival is celebrated every year in the temple on a scale unheard of in pomp and grandeur.