devotee Prahlada attained abhaya (fearlessness) from Lord Visnu and Lord Siva.
As a result of the victory of
Lord Siva over the demons, the gateways
and spires of the palaces were
decorated with gold-plates, due
to which Ujjaiyini was also called Kanakasrnga i.e. the town of gold-spires.
As time rolled on, the area of
this Vana narrowed down due to the rapid
development and expansion of the
township. According to the narration
there existed only an upavana (small forest) surrounding the Mahakala temple which was cooled by the
breezes of the river Gandhavati,
a tributary of the Sipra,
What a fate ? Now that upavana has also lost its existence.