The linga, 101 mm (four inches) high and as many in girth, is known
as Devi Bhangain, and is never clothed or ornamented. There is no special priest and
pilgrims bring their own brahmins. This practice of bringing one's own priests is an
unusual custom in this area. A particular legend is associated with Simlasan Devi at
Dadholi (tahsil Pachhad). It is not known how and when a temple to this Devi came into
existence in this village.
The tradition, still current, would have us
b0im that the first temple of this Devi was constructed at Shamlota, in tahsil Naraingarh
of Ambala district. In the ancient times a war broke out between the gods and the demons.
The gods considering themselves unequal to their enemies, especially Shumbh and Nishumbh,
created this "Devi" goddess with eight arms ' and deputed her to kill the
demons, which she successfully did after sanguine and pitched battles.
Being of fierce and fighting nature and
loft without any work after the defeat of the demons, the Devi turned to attack her
creators. Much oppressed, they petitioned to Lord Shiva to rescue them who asked the Devi
to stop killing. The Devi inquired as to what she should then do. She was directed to stay
at Shamlota where, during the "Kaliyug" (dark age), she would be widely
worshipped. In the course of time a temple was also constructed to her at Chalog in tahsil