Some days before this dramatic scene a notable incident took place at Jalandhar in which Nicholson was the chief figure.
But even Siva could not prevail against Jalandhar, so long as his wife Vrinda remained chaste.
The immediate result of Nicholson's high-handed action was to change the current of public feeling in Jalandhar.
The Rishi said that he would try, and in a moment he and the corpse had disappeared, and Jalandhar stood by her.
So Vishnu, who had lived with her and Jalandhar, and had learnt their secret, plotted her downfall.