antiquity of this shrine dates back to Dwapara yuga, precisely to the auspicious
hour of Krishna's birth. Necessitated by the exigency of situation, Sri
Mahavishnu advised Yogamaya to effect the exchange of embryo of Devaki to
Rohini. When accomplished, he again requested her to be born as child to Yasoda
on the same day of his birth to Devaki. The rest of the story well known-when
Kamsa tried to kill the new born babe, she flew into sky and predicted his
impending death. This Sakti with Ashtabhuja was later adored at several places
installing her magnificent icons. Even at the time of Kurukshetra war Sri
Krishna advised Yudhishtara to install her icon and worship her for sure success
in the war. Krishna's direction was adhered to then and there and so
victory. The icon, of course, disappeared due to ravages of times.
In 1827, a great devotee by name Lala Sethmal built a
magnificent temple in memory of that great Sakti. The oddity that greets the
visitors is the absence of any idol; but artistic decoration resembling Devi is
worshipped with unusual religious fervour. It draws devotees throughout the year.
The temple has huge property and has built several rooms for pilgrims comfort.
It lies near Kutubminar, about 2260 yards off lohasthamba and
accessible by four wheelers.