Before the installation, the Mother appearing
before him in dream said, "I
am the creator and do you want to create my head. Do you
think it proper for you to create my head". Thoroughly upset as he was, he
called for the Mahanta of the temple, who meetings him told the same bidding he
had in his dream. So they decided to place the newly sculptured head near the
image. How grand!... Now daily puja and devotional activities are being carried on
to the mutilated form of Durga only.
the recent times many more shrines emerged in its proximity,
like one for Siva and another, Bhairava. These too received
renovation later. Now it is a simple, yet sublimes temple
built in the Indo-Aryan style with curvilinear tower. It is
visited by devotees everyday and regular puja is offered with great
veneration On the other side of the tank, there is still a site
called reverentially Kalidaska Chaupadi which means the college
of Kalidasa. and it is derived from Sanskrit word Chatushpathi
denoting a place where the four Vedas are read and
taught. An apt name! A befitting honour! An unostentatious
the periodical festivals, Vijayadasami is celebrate on a
grand scale, when huge crowds congregate to offer special prayers. A big mesa also
is held lasting for davas. It is star - attraction.
is accessible from Benipath by rickshaws and four wheelers.