Pattalamman, Chandana Karuppu and Dombarai amman
Kullapuram is a small village which is 12 km fro m Aandi patti of Theni district. It is on the banks of Koottaru. The people of this village were completely dependent on waters of this river. Two brothers called Ammiyappan and Kuzhaviyappan, both of whom were barbers came to settle down in this village. They both knew magic and brought with them their Gods Pattalamman and Chandana Karuppu. They consecrated these Gods in both sides of the village. Ammiyappan had a pretty daughter. Once Ammiyappan and Kuzhaviyappan had gone to a nearby village At that time one black magician came and stopped the flow of the river much above the village by his magic. He challenged the villagers to get the water released. The villagers went to Ammiyappan’s house for help. Ammiyappan’s daughter agreed to help. With great faith in Pattalamman and Chandana Karuppu ,he sent her magical spells. The water in the river was released. She also killed the black magician. When the brother’s returned they were shocked by the action of their daughter. According to them she did not have power to do such magic and if some thing had gone wrong, the entire village would be affected. They decided to sacrifice her. They decided to offer Padayal worship to Chandana Karuppu. During these times food would e stored in a deep mud pit called Dombarai. They asked their daughter to get some food item. When she was inside, they covered the Dombarai. After killing of their daughter both of them found that their magic was not effective. They realized that their daughter was Pattalamman herself. Ammiyappan committed suicide by jumping in to the river. Afterwards, the people of the village started worshipping the daughter of Ammiyappan at the spot where she was killed. They started calling her Dombarai Amman.
The day before Chithra Pournami, the festival starts in the village. First they sacrifice a white cock at the point of the river where Ammiyappn committed suicide. Then they offer Padayal to Chandana Karuppar. This contains Drum stick and eggs. Near the temple is a very deep well constructed by Ammiyappan by his magical powers by summoning two Bhoothas. They first offer the Padayal to them. Then along with materials for worship of Chandana Karuppu kept in a box they go the river. These are washed and they return to the Chandana Karuppu Temple by mid night. Then they sacrifice goats to Karuppu.
Next day (Chithra Pournami) the worship for Pattalamman is started. For this every year they decorate the Pattalamman statue kept in Chandana Karuppu temple Then they start worshipping Dombarai Amman. The unmarried girls of the families worshipping Dombarai Amman offer Kozhakattai (rice ball) and Kamma Urundai to this Goddess. These are given to the girls for eating. One of them goes in to a trance and she will carry materials for worship of Pattalamman to he river. She gets them washed in the river and brings back. After this , worship of Pattalammn is performed. The worship and sacrifice of goats takes place.
People affected by evil spirits come to these temples and are cured.