legend regarding the temple is as follows: -
Like Harischandra, King Mordhwaj was also a
great benefactor and charitable - minded. He was a very kind-hearted man -noble, gentle,
loving, faithful, honest and simple. His name and fame spread all over India.
The fort of King Mordhwaj was a very big and spacious one covering the present
Chowdhariana Mohalla, Jain school area and Devi Asthan sector.
But in spite of so much prosperity and gaiety, the king and the queen were not, happy
at all because they had no son. And so with intense devotion they began praying to the
goddess Durga to bless them with a soil. Finally the divine blessing did dawn upon them.
The goddess appeared before the king in his dream and gave her blessing, and nine months
after a son was born.
The royal boy was a prodigy and provided all the earthly pleasures to his parents. And
so the years rolled away.
One night King Mordhwaj saw in his dream goddess Durga asking him to sacrifice his son
before her altar. In the dream the divine mandate was that the imperial boy should be made
to stand before the altar and the king and the queen, standing on either side of him, were
to ply the saw from the boy's head downwards till his body was cut into two halves, with
the blood falling before the altar and with no tears trickling down their eyes.