foul idols were guarding the four entrances to the Chola fort. The names of the idols
removed are (1) Swarnaganapati, (2) Shanmukha, (3) Durga and (4)Bhairava.
This Durga when worshipped by the Cholas was so very powerful that the Chola kings have
left an indelible mark in the history of India by their constructional work. With the
blessings of Goddess Durga, the Chola princes were able to construct 1000 Shivalinga.
Kshetrams in their principality and performed the
Kumbhabhishekam. When the Chola kingdom decayed, Goddess Durga was again brought to this
temple and worshipped. People of this locality show great reverence to this Goddess who is