Tārakan saw that his soldiers were being killed in great numbers and became very angry. He used magic to send Veerabahu and his men into the Krauncha mountain and bury them there.
Narada carried this message to Lord Murugan. Murugan came and fought with Tarakan. He hurled his Vel, which pierced Tarakan's chest and turned the Krauncha mountain into powder.
As soon as the mountain was destroyed, Veerabahu and his men woke up alive. They all sang the praise of Lord Murugan.