has a reason and there is a story. According to legend, Sri Sankaracharya was an ardent worshipper of Mother Kamakshi, addressing her as Kamakoti Ambika, and
the Mother too was pleased with his devotion. It appears that this Ambika was
assuming; the form of Kali at nights and was moving
about in that area causing unpleasant disturbances by her dreadful forms. People
were in great terror and spent sleepless nights. When they sought his help. He
implored the Mother to stop her nocturnal rounds for people's safety. Moved by
his humanism. She agreed not to stir out at nights. Not satisfied with the
agreement, he extracted a promise from her not to go out of the temple without
his permission. She smilingly assured him other implementation and She did.
Accordingly, whenever the procession of the Mother is taken out. the Utsava
murthi halts before the image of Sankaracharya to taking permission to fulfill
the promise given. How Strange! The immortal halting for the permission from a
mortal! ! ! Aren't the ways of God's inscrutable?
out stepped whom in powers? No doubt here Adisankara scored a thumping, victory
over the Mother Kamakshi Amman, but could he ever exercise such power over her
might in its entirety or eternally?
: The temple lies in Kancheepuram, accessible by four wheelers from Chennai.