Poy cholla meyyar Bhadra kali of Moolangudi
Moolangudi village is in the Pudukottai district near Ponnamaravathi. There were a brother sister who were children in this village., they were very close. One day when they were guarding paddy which was put to drying, one villager it seems remarked that they were like husband and wife. This hurt both of them. They left that place wandered here and there and at last hid themselves in a pot of Bhajra. By the time the villagers located them, they had breathed their last. When they were cremated together, their body turned in to ash but nothing happened to their cloths. So they gain put it in the pyre. Still nothing happened. Then they heard a voice from heaven saying that both of them are Gods and would look after the village.
The brother was called Poy Cholla Meyyar(Meyyar who does not tell a lie) and the sister as Seelai Kari Bhadra Kali. But immediately after wards the village started facing lot of problems. Thinking that it is due to Bhadra Kali, the removed the statue from the temple and threw is facing the earth in the forest. Things subsided but once a goatherd found the Kali and turned it to see the sky. The entire village caught fire ,. They then approached Poy Cholla meyyar and prayed to him to pacify his sister. He asked them to bring the statue and consecrate it facing him. The problems of the village disappeared. In this village there was a temple where Ponnan and Brahmar Karuppar were consecrated. They do not have a roof over them. These two gods belonged to a village 25 km from Moolangudi. Once a girl of Moolangudi got married to a boy of that village. When Moolangudi people went to that village after the marriage, they slept in the temple of Ponnan. That night Ponnan came in their dream and asked them to take Him along with them. Then they told him that taking a God from the boy’s place would lead to trouble. But when they assured that they would make Moolangudi prosperous they agreed. They got the symbolic stick from that temple came back and consecrated them in their village. The girl who went in marriage from Moolangudi was sent back. But Karuppar and Ponnan kept their promise and Moolangudi became a very prosperous village.
Ponnan and Karuppar have become the assistant to Poy Cholla meyyar. By the side of Meyyar, two of their horses(statues) are always kept in readiness so that they can start to do any job at any time. People believe that daily night they go to their native village riding on these horses.
Very near Moolangudi there is a Mountain called Vemmalai. There were two Sidha sages on this mountain. After their death they built a temple for them. They were called Mooligai Malayan and Shiva Lingam. They consider that Mooligai Malayaan is Lord Muruga, These villagers used to go on an annual pilgrimage to Pazhani. Once in their absence all their wealth was stolen. After this Mooligai Malayan came in their dreams and told them, that they need not go to Pazhani but come to his temple. Now this custom is followed. Apart from these Gods there are also Karutha Kaliyan and Chinna Karuppu temples in this village.
There is ten day festival for Meyyar in the month of Vaikasi (May-June). During Maha Shivarathri also there is a festival. Once in every five years there is a festival called Avery Padaippu , when animals are sacrificed to Ponnan.