is quite interesting to learn that this temple of Kali was dedicated to Lord
Siva in the beginning, and later a majestic six foot high wooden image of Kali
facing the north was installed. Now both are adored in separate shrines.
According to belief this imposing idol was made out of the trunk of a single
jack fruit tree. It has eight arms and is holding different kinds of potent
weapons. The Kirita adorning her head resembles that of kathakali type and is
heightening the grandeur of her awe-some beauty. She is covered with golden
raiment all over excepting hands.
The dazzling diamond decked necklaces and
chains, sparkling by the rays of koil lamps hung up around, enhance her beauty
and wring veneration at first sight. It is the same form, she assumed during the
war against Daruka - fearful, yet approachable. It is in this Srikoil, the much
venerated secret chamber lies. It is made of a big boulder and supposed to
contain in its hollow material remains of Kannaki. Strangely enough it has
neither entrances nor windows, but believed to have an underground passage from
here which opens at about hundred yards away.