Veerabahu returned to Tiruchendur and reported all that happened to Lord Murugan.
Surapadman learned of his son's death and became despondent. He consulted his ministers and decided to rebuild his city and fight with Lord Murugan.
Lord Murugan too decided to fight with the asuras and eliminate them. He went to Sri Lanka with his army and camped at Emakudam.
Narada reported this to Surapadman, who became very angry and vowed to kill Murugan as soon as possible.