His brothers and the powerful army fought on land, under the
sea and in the air causing irreparable loss to the Devasena,
although Lord Shanmuga ably and .expertly guided his army in the
operations, proving more than a match to the danavas from the start
to finish. Lord Shanmuga won the battle. Yet countless fell victims.
The battle ground presented a ghastly sight with the mutilated
heads, mangled limbs, maimed hands, severed trunks and disfigured
faces-many soldiers appeared beyond identification.
agonized wails, painful yells, fearful screams reverberating the
whole earth went tip and deafened the ears of gods. The blood
drenched battle field appeared like a burial ground. Though the
wounded desired death most, but could not die. Haven't they drunk
amrita? In their living death, they made supplication for instant
help. Who could but Lord Siva, the Omni compassionate help? Isn't he
the compassion in motion? When the heart-rending cries fell on his
ears, he at once metamorphosed himself into a doctor and launched
the relief programme putting on the Physician's robe and ordering
to follow and assist the angels in their first- aid activities
first. They obeyed.
He descended at the same spot, where the present
Vaideeswaran Koil stands. Needless to continue all the wounded,
recovered at the mere touch of that all-merciful Maheswar. In
recognition of that momentous act, Lord Maheswar was adored then
there both by gods and humans. At the humble request of humanist
sages, the Lord accepted to abide in this place for ever to liberate
the genuine adorers.