|Mr. Place returned
to the bungalow. Meanwhile news of his vision spread rapidly in the town and people
gathered round the rest house. Mr. Place came out of his room and said: "The bund is
not broken; nor will it ever be. I always believed that God is not the monopoly of the
Christian Church. Today I am fully convinced. You may all go; tomorrow shall your Devi's
True to his words, Mr. Place
had Devi's shrine built under his personal supervision. In memory of his services, the
people of the town had the following inscription made, which can be seen even today, in
Tamil and Telugu, "This act of charity goes to the credit of the Company Jagirdar
Collector, Leonald Place."
Sri Rama Navami celebrations in the month of Panguni (March-April), lasting for 10 days,
is the biggest festival in this temple. In the month of Ani (June-July) the Brahmotsavam
of Karunakaramurthy is performed.