pandikovil

Pandi Kovil Temple Lord Pandi was actually an ancient ruler of Madurai who related with the tamil epic “Silapathikaram”. People pray the lord for their wellness. Two hundred years ago a group of people immigrated to Madurai from near karur town and they tented on a place where today’s pandi kovil. An old couple named valliammal and peria samy was also in the group, in the night valliammal had a dream. A long beard saint appeared and said that he was the ancient ruler Pandiyan Neduncheliyan who gave misjustice to kovalan For that reason i was born again a human, i always did thavam and prayed lord Shiva. Lord accepted my prayer and i surrendered to his feet he told me this place once my palace, so if you dig here, you will find my idol in eight feet depth and built a temple for me. I will save you and your group from all your problems, then he disappeared. Valliammal told about her dream to everyone, they dig the place and found the idol of pandi muniswar and built a temple there and worshiped him. Their successors are still taking care of the temple. At first the temple was a small hut, and then it was developed as what today the temple is. There are some other interesting lords like “samaya karuppar”, people sacrifice animals ( cocks, goats), liquor and cigars and sometimes. People sacrifice when their needs fulfilled. The main lord Pandi was vegetarian, so people only offer him the rice and fruits.