Semapudur village with several temples of village Gods
Semapudur is a small village which is very near Keezha Iral village which is on the Madurai Thoothukudi road(108 km from Madurai) . The village has only about 150 houses but has seventy different temples dedicated to various village Gods of Tamil Nadu. Since no logical reason or village stories are found for the reason of having so many village Gods in a small village , experts believe that once upon a time it was prominent town where large number of villagers from different villages settled along with their family Gods .For some unknown reason , the town started growing smaller and the villagers migrated to other places including towns. The face that these people have not forgotten either the village or their family Gods is proved by the fact that during Maha Sivarathri festival and Panguni uthram festival most of them reach back to this village to worship their family Gods. These days are celebrated with great grandeur and pomp by all the guests of the village They also come to the village for the ear boring ceremony and first head shaving of their children . The invitation to the family God is invariably sent to their respective family Gods.
This village also contains some common village God temples like that of Ayyanar (at the entrance of the village) , Munnodi Karuppan , Maruthu Pandiar , Sudalai Madan , Pala vesa kkaran , Malayamman , Kaliyamman etc. The research scholars in several universities should study this village in a more thorough manner and find out more about the collection of village Gods.