Varadaayini Mahatmya, one of the sthalapuranas of immense eminence brings out
glory of this archamurti Varadayani. This legend is inscribed on the temple
walls also. She is a powerful goddess and relieved the entire devaganas when tortured
by one ferocious demon called Durmad. The legend is quite fascinating that
embodies interesting episodes relating to the avatara purushas of the three
yugas - Treta, Dwapara and Kaliyuga.
Chaturbhuja icon of the presiding deity is made of White stone and its
craftsmanship elevates the souls at first sight itself. The devotees who visit
this mandir regularly, are drawn from far off states. During the annual festivals
lakhs of persons visit and participate in several devotional activities with
great religious zeal. Melas held then last for weeks and turn this into
Bhulokswarga. As its antiquity dates back to Tretayuga and the emancipation the
Devi preferred on many, a few anecdotes are quite expedient now.