Veera Bhayangara Ayyanar
Veera Bhayangaram village is 14 km away from the small of Chinna Salem of the Vizhuppuram district of Tamil Nadu. This also is called Veera vangi. It seems 200 years back Veerabhadra used to be the guardian God of this village. The n Ayyanar who came in search of a place to stay drove away Veera Bhadra Swamy and occupied his place. It seems Veera Bhadra Swamy requested Ayyanar to at least name the village after him. That is why the village is known as Veera Bhayangaram.
In the temple in this village there are three sanctum sanctorums. These are occupied by Ayyanar, Nalla Thangal and Muneeswara. While Ayyanar and Nalla Thangal are Gods which do not accept Animal slaughter, Muneeswara likes it very much. So while Pongal is offered to ayyanar and Nalla Thangal, sheep, hen and even big are sacrificed at the Muneeswara temple on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays,
There are no fixed days when the temple celebrates its festival. The occupants of the Veera Bhayangaram village and near by Koogayoor village meet together and take a decision on the festival days. The three Gods are individual (5 km away) which is on the river shore. Then they build three sheds and summon the power which will grant permission to celebrate the festival. Then they offer the sacrificial offering to each God. After sun set they return to their villages along with the sacrificial offerings, leaving the Gods there. Then after finishing their night meals, at around 9 PM they go to Govindam Palayam along with fire torches and bring back the Gods. There they sacrifice a goat. Then the Gods come to Veera Bhayangaram village and visit each house in the village Villagers offer rice, flour and bananas in their houses to the Gods. This would end around mid night. The people of Koogayoor would take over the Gods and take them to a visit to their village. There they cover the Gods with cloth. In the morning they clean the idols with Oil and Soap nut powder and offer a bath with curd. Then that night the Gods go round Koogayoor village. Around 3 PM, there will a bath to Gods with turmeric water. Leaving Ayyanar and Nalla Thangal there, Muneeswara then goes to a visit of the fields of the village. From each field the priest takes some thing for himself,
After this the Gods are taken back to their temples.