KARTHIKA DEEPAM EPISODE
there is another legend that accounts for the Karthika deepam atop
the hill. It appears, once during the amorous sports of Adidampathis
- Siva and Parvathi, Jaganmata shut the eyes of Siva for a nimesha.
Anon the whole world plunged into deep darkness causing untold
suffering to the world; for, the eyes of Siva were none other than
the Sun and the Moon. Life sans light is impossible and is akin to
body minus breath. So there was destruction in every field which
continued for yugas since that one nimesha there in heaven is many
years here, when computed in human calendar.
When certain Siddha
Purushas acquainted Maheswar with this holocaust, he gave light to
the world by opening the third eye. Later, the MOTHER resorted to do
penance at Kanchipuram as an act of prayaschitta. While she was
doing tapas and worshipping Sivalinga made of sand, Lord Siva
determined to put her to test by causing heavy floods, which
swallowed a huge chunk of land along with Sivalinga.