An ancient centre of Goddess Durga worship. Originally, the temple situated on the sea shore but shifted to this place around British period.
It is believed, Chatrapathi Shivaji Maharaj- the great Hindu warrior of Maratha visited this temple and prayed to this Goddess before embarking on his action against the Mughal military. An unverified story even tells us that he took his prefix :Chatrapathi” after praying to this Goddess.
Temple is within the city at George Town.