Should Stop Taraka?
The Angels and the Demons stood prepared
for the war, with their armies in definite formations. The fight began.
Spears and swords, bows and arrows, clubs, axes and rope-slings were all
employed as well as many other varieties of weapons. Duels, wrestling,
fights with army formations at close quarters - all such methods were used
in the terrific battle. Thousands lay dead on the battle field and several
thousand others were wounded. The field was crisscrossed with streams of
Indra, the king of the angels, fought
with Taraka and was defeated. Veerabhadra
engaged Taraka in a severe encounter
for a long time. Then with determination to defeat the enemy, Mahavishnu
himself fought with Taraka. But he fellunconscious, hit by the 'Shakti'
weapon of Taraka. Recovering quickly yet, he roared like a lion and felled
Taraka with his 'Chakra' or the wheel- weapon . Taraka stood up again and
it seemed an unending fight between equals.