The text states, he made up his mind to drink the blood of the enemy, neither bothering whether he was friend or foe. He just drank in his rage and drank much in the frenzy of battle. But, as the day was advancing, and darkness falling, he forgot what he had done, and, like a drunken man, returned to get the weapon from his friend. No one knew what had happened to him, or whether he was a man or a god. Only God knew. At the time, animals were fighting each other. Even the plants and trees felt the wrath of Kannappa, and were powerless to stop him.
According to the Linga Purana, as Kannappa was striking and killing human beings, there was no breath in him, no roar in his voice, no sound in his limbs, no feeling of honour in his mind, no power or energy in his body, no shape or form, no works or prowess, no purity of heart, no brows, no breast, no hair on body, no strength of limb, no armour even, no arms or legs, no scent for his acts on earth, like a watery body, no mark of death on the body, not even smile.
Kannappa was thus transformed into the terrible form called Siddha Kannappa, with furnace-like eyes, flaming mouth, mane like whiskers, a mane like a lion with an upraised tail, a pair of tiger's breasts and with strong muscles that were visible, as if he had been exercised. His face was radiant like the Skanda in his rage, and his body was like the wave of a vast sea. With such supernatural strength, he then went to attack Srva Deva.
According to the Linga Purana, as he went to attack Srva Deva, the Deva's swords fell on Kannappa with terrific sharpness, the very Vibhishana which was taken as a boon by the Asura king of the snakes. But Kannappa succeeded in spearing the Deva who fell down on the ground in pain. Therefore, Kannappa was angry and rushed to a ford where he attacked the local deities and held them captive. d2c66b5586