Nadupatti Veeru Mallamma Koil
Nadupatti is a small village in the Dindukkal – Madurai road .Most of the settlers here are the Vokkaligas from Karnataka. Their major occupation once upon a time was sheep and goat rearing . Normally they make the sheeps graze in the surroundings of the village itself. However the goats are taken to the mountainous terrain for grazing. Once all the men and women of the village had gone to the forests which was nearby. A torrential rain started and they were not able to go back to the village , where only children and old people were there . All the children and people started crying due to great hunger. Then one seven year old girl called Veeru Mallamma milked all the white goats and gave its milk to children for three days. All the children and old people who were cured of their hunger were happy . When the parents returned, they understood that it was due to Veerumallamma that their clan was alive. So they considered her as their God.
After some time a huge epidemic spread in that village. Veeru Mallamma that by giving her life , she will save all the villagers and did that too. The villagers built a small temple to her. Even today the villagers believe that the temple (called by them as” Maalai temple” –evening temple ) protects them from all problems. Since they were saved by the milk of the goat , none of the villagers eat the meat of the goats. Several miracles are ascribed to Veeru Mallamma, including her saving the life of her priest when he was critically ill.