Siravetti ayyanar of Melayur
This temple is near the tourist towmn of Poompuhar. , It seems once upon a time this entire area was covered with forest. One villager was eking out his living by cutting trees to fire wood. One day he cut a tree and made it in to pieces and left for his home ,.Next day when he went back he saw that all the firewood have again joined together in to a living tree. That night Ayyanar came in his dream and told him that it was he who was in the form of a tree. He wanted that man to build a temple for him. The wood cutter went and told other villagers and they planted three stones and started worshipping them .Later a new temple in that soulful surroundings was built for Ayyanar. Apart from Ayyanar , two security gods, Purmbudayan and Nallasiva murthi also find place in that temple. People who get in to fight , robbery etc come and request Purambudayan to solve their problems in writing . People believe that he solves them quickly .Nallasivamurthy was a saint who lived in these parts. His Samadhi is also inside this temple and Nalla Siva Murthy statue is established on it.. On every new moon day , There is a special worship to this Ayyanar from 6 Am to 10 Pm. People believe that , if they participate in this worship , all their problems, like marriage , child birth sufferings of the family get solved.. All the pilgrims who come from outside stay that night in the temple and go only after participating in the next day’s worship at 4 Am.. This temple is near Dharmakulam on the Cheerkazhi-Poompuhar road and would be open from 6 Am to 12 noon and from 4 Pm to 7 Pm.