Where the Kuchcha road branches off from the road to Neura,
leading to the
and Convent of the Cross of Miracles , is a lone pillar on a raised
platform, which once occupied the central place in the city square, and
was used for punishing offenders of the law, who were tied to it and
It was in use during the Portuguese rule till the end of the 17th century. The pillar, which is of basalt, had iron rings fixed to it and from its shape and mouldings it appears that the pillar might have formed part of a Brahmanical temple.