|Around the neck
are worn ornaments like addhika (necklace) and pavan mala, chain woven of gold
discs. Below the waist of the idol, which is in a sitting posture, is worn a
crimson cloth. The image glittering in the numerous lights Placed before it is
indeed eye-filling and awe-inspiring.
The idol we see
is that of Kali after the killing of asura or demon named Daruka. According to the legend
the asuras and devas fought each other. In the battle the asuras were almost exterminated
except for two of their ladies named Danamati and Darumati. They worshipped Brahma to have
offspring. Brahma advised them to go to Kailasa, marry Mania Rudra and beget children.
They did as advised by Brahma and in due course Danamati and Darumati conceived and gave
birth to two boys named Karaka and Daruka. Darumati advised her son Daruka to worship
Brahma for granting him power to fight the Devas.