then, Durga, one of the amsas of the Mother, keeping strict vigilance at the
bidding of Parvathi Devi, for the continuance of mediation, swallowed the entire
water at a single draught. So the hindrance passed off. Lord Siva pleased with
the infinite powers of Durga, changed her dark, dismal, terrific aspect into an
enticing, golden-hued graceful, radiant form pleasant to look and fit to be
propitiated. And she was named Kanakadurga, and since then, she is abiding on
this hill. Second version narrates that she is the guardian goddess of the then
village - Gramadevatha called Muthyalamma, taking seat in a small shrine below.
And she was keeping guard the entire village in the nights in her dreadful form.
being Bhuthanatha desired to tame and keep her under his control by strategy. So
he proposed to marry her. But the presumptuous Kshudra Devata, set conditions
that she would marry him only, when a big Mangalasutra as huge as the hillock,
and a saree as long as the Mogileru river were given. Her pride was humbled with
iron chains to the legs by the Lord. Even now iron chain is found binding her
legs. The shrine is small and there on a high pedestal her image is installed.
It is charming and so devotees raise hands, when she gleams to sight. Daily
worship is offered, and during Navaratri, special worship is offered, when huge
crowds visit and get blessed by her.