Nadiyamman of Pattu Kottai
Pattaukottai is in Tanjore district. This place was once upon a time covered with forest .At that time Thanjavur was ruled by Maratha kings One day one of them came for hunting in to this forest. He was surprised to see a very pretty woman in the middle of the forest who was laughing at him loudly. The king followed her. But as soon as he neared her she disappeared in a bush. The king cleared the bush and asked his people to dig the place. There he saw a statue of the Goddess. He consecrated that statue by the priests of the Shiva temple at Pattu Kottai (At that time called Veerama nagar) He entrusted the worship with one priest called Nataraja Pandaram and the job of building the temple to Chinnan Chettiyar. She was called as Nadiyammal as she was satisfying the wishes of people who come to see her.
A slightly different story is also prevalent. It seems the king came for hunting. A rabbit which he was chasing ran and disappeared in the bush. He cleared the bush and started digging that place. When they dug, they saw blood oozing out of the place. Then they did the job with caution and recovered the statue of the Goddess, which they consecrated there.
It seems Chinna Chettiar who was entrusted the job of building the temple, got made a statue of Gold for worshipping in the temple as Uthsava idol.
There is a 12 day festival for the Goddess in the month of Panguni. (march-april) starting on the second Tuesday of the month. In the first Tuesday of the same month, the village celebrates the festival of Ayyanar who is consecrated in a different part of the village. This goes on till the Nadiyamman festival starts. Nadiyamman goes on a chariot to the Srinivasa temple of the village and returns along with gifts from her brother.