Sunda once attacked the hermitage of Agastya, he burned him to ashes. Tataka wanted to avenge her husband and attacked Agastya together with her sons. He cursed all three to become demons.
They withdrew into a forest and disturbed the fire sacrifices of the sages. Vishvamitra asked Dasharatha to send Rama to destroy them. Rama killed Tataka and Subahu. Maricha was able to flee to Ravana in Lanka.