Where the kuchcha road branches off from the road to Neura, leading to the Church and Convent of the Cross of Miracles, is a lone pillar on a raised platform. This once occupied the central place in the city square, and was used for punishing offenders of the Jaw, who were tied to it and publicly whipped. It was in use during the Portuguese rule till the end of the seventeenth 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.

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