Veeramakali temple of Perambur
Perambur is a village in Pudukottai district of Tamil Nadu which has the very famous Veeramakali temple .There is a very interesting legend about this temple. It seems several thousands of years ago, this village was terrorized by a spirit called CHemmuni , which used to like to eat Human flesh. When it started attacking mindlessly, the village people made an agreement with the spirit that daily one of the villagers would go to him as food. A roster was drawn up in the village for this. One day a widowed lady with only one son had to send him as food to Chemmuni. She got agitated and requested Veeramahamuni , a folk god who lived in Veerappoor mountain to save her son. Veeramamuni took a very mega form and with his feet stamped on the head of CHemmuni and pressed him. CHemmuni was buried in the earth. Though Chemmuni requested d for pardon, Veeramamuni destroyed him completely and then summoned his sister Kali and requested her to merge with the Kali of Perambur which was worshipped by the cultivators there. She became Veeramakali and was made as the Guardian Goddess of the village of Perambur.
People of the village believe that She prevents all evil spirits from entering the village. They also believe that sick people , if they are brought to the temple get cured..If anything is stolen from the village they pray that they would give one fourth of the cost of the lost article and the Goddess recovers it for them. This village is 22 km from the town of Trichy.