От ожесточённых баталий Земля сошла со своей оси и упала в [[Причинный океан]]. На выручку пришёл хранитель порядка во вселенной [[Вишну]]. Приняв облик [[Вараха|гигантского вепря]], он своими клыками поднял Землю из океана и поставил её на место. Затем он проник в Трупуру и выпил всю живую воду из пруда.
=== The destruction of Tripura ===
As the war raged on, Devas continued to struggle to match the Asuras, who used their magical powers to great effect in the war. One day the three cities aligned. Shiva ordered that a chariot be made from which he would battle the three demons.
The war-chariot designed for Shiva was different. Brahma was holding the reins. [[Vishnu]] was the arrow, and Agni was the tip of the arrow. Vayu was the inside the feathers on rear of the arrow. All other Devas had their own places and forms in the chariot. Just as the cities aligned, when the Pushya nakshatra positioned appropriately, Lord [[Shiva]] was about to strung the mighty bow, the [[Pinaka]] with the arrow, the Devas were overjoyed that Tripura was going to be destroyed because of them (because they were part of the war-chariot, without which Shiva cannot destroy).
Lord Shiva, knowing what the Devas were thinking, did not fire the arrow and just smiled. All the three purams were burned immediately. Shocked at this act, Brahma pleaded that Devas thought wrong and that Shiva should forgive and release the arrow, or else the Devas would have a permanent bad name and the reason behind making this chariot would become meaningless. Shiva then fired the arrow on the already burning Cities.