Madappuram is a small village near Thiruppuvanam of Shivagangai district. It seems once when there was huge deluge; Madhurai Meenakshi Amman asked her consort Lord Shiva to show her the boundary of Madhurai He became a huge serpent and lay down in the water in a circular form. The place where the mouth of the snake touched its tail is the present Madappuram. Later it seems once; Lord Shiva and Meenakshi came here for hunting. By the time they reached Madappuram, Meenakshy was terribly tired. So Lord Shiva asked her to take rest there and Asked Ayyanar to guard over her. Later it seems Shiva blessed that if any one takes bath in Vaigai River near this village, he would get more punyam than taking bath in Ganges itself. From that time Mother Meenakshi is staying in this village in the form of Bhadrakali. The Ayyanar who is with her is called Adaikkalam Ayyanar (Ayyanar who gives protection) . Main worship is of course to Bhadrakali. She stands there thirteen feet high guarded on both sides by two Boothas. A very gigantic horse stands raising its legs over the Bhadrakali. It seems one devotee prayer to her that he wanted to be with her always. Then Bhadrakali made him in to a horse and gave him a place behind her. She holds a trident and has a crown of fire. She likes lime fruit. The devotees offer her a lime fruit garland. If the garland has to put on her, it has to be made of 100 lime fruits. If it is to be put over the horse also 1000 fruits are required.
This Bhadrakali is considered as court by the people here. Outside her temple there is a small mound. Both the prosecutor and defender come here and after a lighting a lamp take an oath that what they are telling is truth and go back. It seems within 30 days , the one who takes false oath will be severely punished. Some times, they would not be even able to cross the village limits. The punished people should come gain to the temple compensate the other party and give fine to her.
Poor people fighting against injustice done by rich people come here with wet cloths and go near a Pattyakkal installed here. There would be a knife and hammer there. They have to state their complaint and cut a coin and put it there. Bhadrakali gives severe punishment to the person against whom the complaint is lodged.
It seems once upon a time judges used to come here along with both parties and ask them to take an oath in front of Bhadrakali. There is a neem tree behind Bhadrakali. People praying for marriage and children come here and pray . It seems their prayer is answered immediately. On Tuesdays and Fridays, there is a huge crowd at this temple. There are no festivals for Bhadrakali.