The spiritual gurus while commenting on the present temple site opine that who others viewed as Kadal Kali was actually Goddess Parvathi who may have sat in penance for few days on the banks of seashore and disturbed by frequent visits of devathas and others, she may have shifted to the present temple site of Kaligambal, however remaining invisible to humans, and went to seashore everyday to take bath and returned back before sunrise to escape the attention of onlookers. This is how when the Goddess commenced onward journey to Mangadu for penance, her lifeless body in the form of idol with her divine energy infused in it was left buried in seashore. The Goddess wanted that at appropriate time she decides the sea sand would clear the way to show the idol. It was the same idol which was worshiped by fishermen and Viswakarmas centuries later. When Adi Sankara had the vision of Goddess Parvathi in the form of Kadal Kali in the present temple site he found the Kadal Kali exhibiting fierce energy and remained in ugraha (fierce) form and therefore for the benefit of mankind he converted her fiery form to that of sober one which is the present form of Goddess Kaligambal.Thus the temple for the devi has actually come up in the same site inside city where she remained in tapas,invisible to humans before proceeding to Mangadu.
One can see Goddess Kamatchi Amman seated in majestic Padmasana posture holding a sugarcane, and parrot on a lotus in her lower arms, while two divine instruments Pasa and Angusa are held in her upper arms. This posture has similarities in all respects to that of Lalitha Parameswari or Tripura Sundari thus establishing that the Sakthi Peeda has Goddess Parvathi in a new form.