Veppilai Kari of Mangudi
Mangudi is a small village near Thiruvarur of Thanjavur district. Once al the villagers saw a dream in which, the Goddess announced that she is coming to the village. They were all confused as they did not know when and how she will be coming. Again they got a dream in which they were told that the Goddess would be coming by the river. The entire village assembled near the river to welcome her, for several days nothing happened. When they were tired of waiting, one day there was a torrential rain and there was flood in the river. People were singing praises of the Goddess and were waiting the river bank. Then they saw a light floating in the river. Then a small floating platform on which the statue of Kalikambal, a lamp and neem leaves came near them. They made a temporary tent and consecrated the Goddess there. Each family looked after the worship of the Goddess in turns. The village became prosperous and they made the temple in to a tiled building and later in to a permanent temple. Since along with her neem leaves also came, she was called Veppilai Kari.