Vendimuthu Karuppu of v. Kallapatti
V.kallapatti is a small village near Usilampatti of Madhurai district. There is a big artificial lake there… There was a person called Vendimuthu who was in Chettinad worshipping Malayala Karuppu. After his death, his children did not bother about it. So Karuppu started troubling them. Then with the help of magician they tied Karuppu in chains. One day he broke those chains and reached V. Kallapatti. At that time the bank of lake breached and villagers repaired it with lot of effort. Karuppu breached the bank gain. When this continued for two days, the villagers kept vigil at night. And they caught Karuppu. Karuppu told them he was a god and of they sacrificed Goats and made him happy, he would look after the lake. They immediately did it and continue to do it. After that till today the banks of the lake have not breeched. Since Vendimuthu was worshipping this Karuppu, he is known as Vendimuthu Karuppu. The villager built a temple for him. Behind the temple there is a big banyan tree. Before beginning any new venture or before deciding any thing important in the family the villagers come to this temple and ask Karuppu’s permission. Permission is signaled by the sound of a lizard.
In the month of Masi there is a three day Kalari festival in this temple.