Markandeya says- ‘After the killing of Mahishasura, all the deities including Indra eulogised Goddess Bhagvati and said- ‘We make salutations to her who has manifested herself as a result of the unison of the powers of all the deities, one who is revered by all the deities and the sages. May she bless us. We make salutations to that Goddess whose powers are indescribable even by Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. O goddess! Please nurture the whole world with your love and care. We find ourselves incapable of describing your grandeur and magnificence.’
Goddess Bhagvati became very pleased with their devotion and asked them to demand any boon. But the deities replied- ‘O goddess! By killing Mahishasura, you have already fulfilled our aspirations. If you really want to bless us, then please appear before us at the time of our need. The goddess blessed them by saying- ‘So be it’.
Markandeya says- ‘Now, I am going to tell you how Goddess Bhagvati protected the deities by killing the demons- Shumbh and Nishumbh.’