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Hiranyaksha , a troublesome demon did intense penance to please Lord Shiva. Hiranyaksha wanted a son who posses immense powers to rule the world. Shiva refused to grant such a boon. Instead he offered Andhaka to Hiranyaksha saying that Andhaka posses all the qualities he was looking for , and to treat him as his son.

After Hiranyaksha dead, Andak took his father responsibility.
As Andhak was blind, he had done a very hard penance of Brahma by standing on one leg, with arm constantly raised heavenwards. During his entire tapasya, neither he drank a drop of water nor any food. In the desperation he started chopping his body limbs one by one. Offering the chopped parts to the scared fire. When all his flesh has been consumed by the holy fire. He had became barely a skeleton, when Brahma choose to appear before him.

What do you want, son  - Said Brahma.

Please give me two boons,

First Boon -  I may be able to see.
Second Boon - I may not be killed by gods, demons or humans or even by great Vishnu.

Among many things, the boons he asked for included extraordinary vision and immortality. Everything was granted except the immortality.
Instead Lord Brahma asked him to choose when he could die. Andhakasura asked for a boon that he would die  only when he aspires for a woman who he should never aspire for.

With time Andhakasura turned more materialistic and less interested in austerities. By this time he has already conquered the world and the heaven.
On a pleasure trip he along with his companions lands up in Mount Mandara where Lord Shiva and Parvati lives.  His companions tells of a yogi and his beautiful wife.


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Andhaka sends his companions to bring her along. Shiva explains to them that they are Andhaka's parents. The companions mistook it for a ploy and compels Andhaka for a fight.

Andhakasura got rattled and infuriated; he mobilised an army towards Devalokaas and on way in Prithvi sighted Gauri Devi moving about in a flower garden and conveyed to Daitya that his life would have no meaning or motive to live if he could not secure  somehow!

Prahlada who too was in the Battle-Party conveyed to Andhaka that Devi Gauri was none else than Maha Deva's Dharmapatni and that he should not even to think on such sinful lines!
 Prahlada stated: Varam Praanaastyaajya na cha pishunavaadeshyabhirati, Veeram mounam kaaryam na cha vachana muktam yadanrutam/ Varam kleebairbhaaryaam na cha parakalatra abhigamanam, Varam bhikshaarthitwam na cha paradhanaaswaadamasakrut! 
(It would be better to commit suicide but one should be interested on the illegal possesions of others; it would be better to keep dumb than speak lies; it would be better to become impotent rather than desire a woman of others; it would be better to beg rather than steal other's money again and again!) 

But Andhakasura was fired up the passion and fixation and replied angrily that after all, she might be the mother of his (Shatrus) enemies and ran away towards her even as his soldiers pelted stones from their yantraas or machines but an alert Nandi Deva hurled them back and retalliated with his parighaas as Daityas like Mayasura ran away, but Andhakasura attacked Nandi and made him unconscious.

 On finding this occurrence, Devi Gauri assumed thousand Rupas and shattered the strong-hold of the Daitya infantry.
 Andhakasura wondered as to who this beautiful yet dreadful woman was and pat came the reply: Na parijnaatavaamstatra kaa tu saa Girikanyakaa, Naatraascharya na pashyanti chatvaaromi Sadaiva hi/ Na pasyatih Jaatyandho Raagaandhopi na pashyati, Na pashyanti Madonmattho lobhaakraanto na pashyanti, Sopashyamaano Girijaam Pashyannapi tadaandhakah!
(As thousand faces of Gauri Devi were displayed suddenly, Andhaka got confused as to who precisely was Gauri Devi among these; the reply was that in the World, there could be four kinds of blind fools: some were born-blind, some owing to infatuation, some others were out of arrogance and conceit and yet others were highly narrow-minded! And that was whyAndhakasura was disabled to identify Maha Devi!) 

Gauri Devi gave a mighty punch to Andhaka and he fell down unconscious. While his entire army got prepared to attack, Ganeshwara appeared at once along with Gauri Devi with her several Rupaas as he touched the feet of his mother joined the thousand strong Devis in the fray; as the Asuras were mercilessly slaughtered, a frightened Andhasura ran for his life to Paatala but continued still to be tormented with the crush and passion for the Devi!




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Andhak attacked Shiva with his huge army. Lord Shiva sent his numerous ganas to fight him.
The door to the cave was guarded by Nandi, and hence andhak has to first fight with the nandi. The battle between him and nandi lasted over 500 yrs.
Brahma, Vishnu ,Indra & other gods came there for fight against Andhak.
As that time Shiv was not actively participated in the war, He was performing Pashupat Vrath. 
The deities fought with Andhak for one thousand years.

The lietenant of Andhak - Vighasa was a strong warrior.He open his mouth wide and swallowed all the gods. 
 

   








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Meanwhile Lord Shiva returned after completing his 'Pashupat Vrata' and joined them.

Shiv killed Vighasa and rescued all the gods from demon's stomach.

Now, the demons requested the Shukracharya to use his mrit-sangivani mantra to revive back to life the slain demon - hosts. The gods panicked. They again prayed to Shiv to end this phenomena. 

Shiv ordered his ganas to catch hold of shukracharya and he was brought before him. Shiva swallowed the demon guru - Shukracharya. 

Seeing Lord Shiva in front of him, Andhak became furious and attacked him ferociously.

After that, lord Shiva attacked Andhak with his trident, which injured him. But from each drop of his blood which fell on the ground, manifested thousands of demons who resembled Andhak.



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 As the Demon was not coming under control even after a long drawn battle, Rudra Deva had to finally utilise the most powerful Shakti called 'Pashupati Astra'.As blood flowed in streams from the Daitya's body, each drop of blood produced an 'Andhakasura' and to lick up the drops of blood, Maha Deva had to create innumerable 'Matrikas'such as Maheshwari, Braahmi, Kaumari, Malini, Sowparni, Vyayavya, Shaakri, Nairruti, Shouri, Sowmya, Shiva, Duuti, Chamunda, Varuni, Vaarahi, Naarasimhi and so on. 

As Aadi-shakti appeared in many forms.

 Lord Shiva then instructed goddess 'Chandika' to drink the blood, while he killed all the demons. Goddess Chandika followed the instructions of Shiva and drank each drop of blood, which oozed out from the wounds of the demons and did not let single drop of blood to fall on the ground.

All the Marikaas accomplished the deed of lickng the blood drops and enjoyed the same. But the progeny of the Matrikas also gave birth to Andhakasuras with a 'shula' and a 'mudgara'and kept on pestering Shiva. Mahedeva approached Vishnu for help and the latter created 'Sushka Revati' who dried up the blood of all the Andhakas. It was then easy for Shiva to target the Daitya's head and the destoyed. 


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 Siva stands in the centre of this wall-relief,surrounded by Yogeswari and SaptaMatrikas.He holds  his trident on his right shoulder.A Matrika  bends  herself to drink blood from a 'Kapala' in his left hand. Siva is ithyphallic.Gajasura is seen on  the upper right-side of this relief.Many figures crowd the relief too.
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Sapta Matrika. Collection at Museum , Aihole, Karnataka.

After killing all the demons, lord Shiva lifted Andhak with his trident and hanged him between the earth and sky. Andhak remained there for a very long period of time, bearing the heat of the sun and the showers of rain. But he remained alive.

After 'a thousand years' in the suspended position, Andhakasura  realised his mistake and prayed for forgiveness.  Siva blessed him to lead a  reformed life  among the Pramathas and Ganas who accompany Siva. Andhakasura  was rechristened  'Bhringee' and has been depicted as a human with a skeletal form.


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REEMERGENCE OF SHUKRACHARYA
When lord Shiva swallowed up Shukracharya, he became very restless and started to find out a way through which he could come out from Shiva's stomach. But all of his efforts went in vain. Finding no other option, he started to chant the name of lord Shiva. His chantings continued for one hundred years. By the blessings of Shiva, he came out from Shiva's stomach through the ejaculated semen.
After coming out, Shukraharya eulogized Lord Shiva. Shiva became pleased with him and showered him with affection just like his own son. After being blessed Shukracharya went and rejoined the army of the demons.

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