O brave Kuru prince, O friend of Krishna, do not feel sad
Phalguna, I came as hunter and fought to know your prowess.
Now accept the divine Pasupata arrow, go and vanquish
your enemies and rule the world for a long time.
Rise, handsome prince; do not grieve,
you are the most valiant in your clan.
I wanted to feel the power of your arms
and that’s why I staged this fight.
I fought with you hard and thus
came to know your full prowess
I am most delighted with your blows;
I will wipe off the world’s misery.
Deciding to follow Goddess Parvathi’s words, Lord Siva, who has won over death, the destroyer of Tripura, the protector of devotees, the good-natured Lord Siva, accompanied by his wife and sons led by Ganapati, emerged with a big heart and wearing the impeccable costumes of a hunter, and thunderous sounds filled the forest. Spreading a wide net Lord Parameswara rounded off animals and hunted them down. At this time, Mookasura, who had come in a pig’s disguise on orders from Duryodhana, was trapped in the net. As Siva’s Third Eye turned red Parvathi spoke thus to Siva.