Battle of Shiva and Jalandhar
Brahma and Vishnu were defeated by this warrior,
Today, the story of the warrior about whom I am going to tell has been described in Linga Purana, two stories related to it which are respectively .....
According to the first story:
There was a great demon named Jalandhar, which originated from the sea, where Jalandhar is also described as part of Lord Shiva (but it is not mentioned in the lingapurana that it was a part of Shiva) . By the power of his penance Jalandhar had gained a lot of power. So that he defeated and subdued Yaksha, Gandharva, Dev, Demon, and even conquered Brahma and then to purpose of win Lord Vishnu, Jalandhar fought fiercely against Shri Hari Vishnu, which continued for thousands of years and in the end Jalandhar also conquered Shri Hari Vishnu.And after winning the war, he said to Lord Vishnu that "Vishnu now I have won you too, so now only Shankar is left, I will win him and become the lord of this whole world . And after this, while addressing his companions, he said that "Now only Mahadev is left, I will conquer him. I will be only one lord of the entire worlds.
Hearing such sentences of Jalandhar, all the demons began to shout, which made the people tremble, and Jalandhar went to Mahadev with all his demons and elephant, horses and chariots etc., while Lord Shiva kept listening to glory of Jalandhar.
And while defending Brahma's words, Bholenath smile and said to Parvati , Nandi ,other ganas , what should I do now, then loudly laughing. And then he said to Jalandhar, "O demon king, if you are willing to fight with me, then my arrows will separate your head from your torso , you will surely die. Hearing the words of Lord Shiva, Jalandhar said, "O Vrishabdhwaj, what is the benefit of such words, so you fight with me, leaving such words. Hearing this, Lord Rudra full filled water all around with his toe and smilingly said, "You come out of this Mahasamudra(ocean) made by my feet, then you are worth fighting with me otherwise, you surrender and return to Patalloka.
Then Jalandhar smilingly said, "O Shankar, I will be killing you by my gada and killing the gods along with Indra, I can do the havan of the whole worlds, just like the snake's child can be killed by Garuda(Eagle). O Shankar, no anyone has been survived by my arrow, I conquered Bramha with penance in my childhood, the deity and sages-saints in youth, on the strength of penance, I have enlivened the three worlds in a moment. O Rudra ,I conquered to Vishnu, Gods like Indra, Kubera, Varuna, Agni, etc. cannot bear my smell, I also turned the face of Brahma upside down, I have kept captive Apsaras like Urvashi. Coward Indra by praying and having come to the my shelter and received Shachi from me, O Rudra you do not know me .
Hearing such egoistic words, Mahadev consumed Jalandhar's chariot by fire of the eye, and by the see of other demons, the elephants, horses, chariots etc. finished. When Jalandhar saw all this, he was filled with anger and took his hands near his shoulder to lift the weapon to kill Mahadev. But Jalandhar was cut by from the head to the feet in two parts and fell on the earth due to hit of trident attack of Mahadeva. Seeing Jalandhar dead, all the gods started roaring with joy and showering flowers.