they invoked the compassion of Lord Trivikrama again; and as if an
answer to their soul-searing appeal, there came then
Kusadwaja a famous king of great prowess. When acquainted with the
glory of the place and the predicament they were in, he promised
protection. And at this juncture, there appeared in the sky a bright
stately horse, and started descending. The sage then told him that
it was sent by heaven only to destroy the demon of the underworld.
Seeing Patalakethu nearing them disguised as boar, Kusadwaja gave a
hot chase and killed him with an arrow.
Returning to the asram, he
regaled the asramites about the death of their awful enemy.
Delighted Kalava requested him to name any boon that he would grant
at once. Kusadwaja much to the surprise of the sage begged him to
show Muktimarga, disregarding the earthly glory, like Digvijaya
yatra or Ekachatradipatya. The sage then recounted the glory of the
place with Mrikanda Maharshi episode and the like. Delighted with
the uncommon sanctity permeating every inch of the Kshetra, he did
penance there and was relieved of the shackles of Punarjanma with
the darsan of the Omni-compassionate Lord Trivikarma.