Velappar of Mavuthu
Mavuthu is a village near Theppampatti which is 19 km from Aandipatti of Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Here Velappar temple is situated on a mountain.
This is a tribal village. A tribe called Paliyars used to occupy this village. Once when they were searching for tubers for eating they located a handsome Muruga idol. They consecrated him there itself and started worshipping him as their Kula deivam (Family deity). There is a mango tree near the temple. From below the mango tree water flows as a spring from time immemorial. This spring has never dried. This is called Mavuthu by the villagers.
They believe that all serious ailments of the skin would be cured on taking bath in this spring. This spring water is only used at the temple and given to devotees. Near by there is a karuppanachami temple. The temple can be reached on climbing 167 steps. The Paliyars are priests I this temple.