subsist by the tear of lord Siva. According to the religious text Devi Bhagwat Puran
there was a Demon known as Maya who was very strong and had divine energy
and power. Due to these qualities he became proud and started to trouble
deities and sages. No one was able to defeat this strong demon in war.
He built three towns of three different metals. Towns were built by gold,
silver and iron. These towns were non-destroyable and known as Tripur.
After ruling these towns by him and his two brothers he was known as
Tripurasur. He started crusade against gods and easily own battle against
god's king Indra. He looted angles, power and treasure of god and ruled
Eden. Being helpless and powerless Indra and other gods went to beg help
from Bramha. Lord Bramha gave advice to them that he could not beat
Tripurasur and went to beg help from Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu also told
them that he also cannot beat Tripurasur and suggested them to beg help
from god's god Shiva. All gods including Bramha Vishnu went to beg help
from lord Shiva to destroy Tripurasur and his non-destroyable towns.
Bramha, Vishnu and all
gods started to state their grief to lord Shiva and prayed to ruin
Tripurasur and his towns. Shiva as always ready to help his devotees
reveal all gods that he will ruin Tripurasur. He ordered to build a
special chariot to executed demon Tripurasur. Chariot was made of earth;
wheel was made of sun and moon, Lord Vishnu himself became arrow of
Shiva's arch and the lord Bramha drove chariot.
After the completion
of the chariot Lord Shiva lead with Bramha, Vishnu, Indra and all gods
to battle and destroy Tripur. He reached the place where he can destroy
Tripur by one arrow. In that time Shiva took Rudra (anger) pose. When he
was ready to burst the arrow all gods became so happy and start to pray.
Lord Shiva execute arrow and ruin Tripur and demolish all devil.
After the demolition of
Tripur lord Shiva, Bramha, Vishnu, Indra and other gods went to Himalayas
to get rest. Lord Shiva closed his eyes and meditated for some time. When
he opened his lotus shaped eyes tears fell from them on the earth. Those
tears decent over Sitsail hill. Sometime after those tears became rudraksha
trees. The fruits that grow on this tree are known as Rudraksha Beads.