Shiva and Parvati had a bitter quarrel one day. It was about the usual problems that Parvati had over Shiva’s gambling habit and other such matters. But this time she was truly furious and she left their home, smearing her face with charcoal and water to make it look darker.
She left Shiva and went to forest where dressed like a local member of the Korpalu tribe. One day Shiva approached her but she told him that he was not right to do so. She was a low caste forest woman and Shiva, a god. But Shiva argued that they were the same human beings after, the same blood ran through their veins. So the two spent a few nights together in the forest, after which Shiva decided it was time to go back home. The Korpalu woman who was really parvati told him that he could go if he so pleased but, what would she do if she found out she was pregnant with his child.