Panamkudi Mariamman temple
This is a 300 year old temple situated in annilam Taluq and is the village Goddess for the four villages of Panamgudi , Mangulam , Keezha panamgudi and Mela vassal. After a big tinned shed , there is big hall followed by a small hall . On both sides of the temple the guardian gods Kathavarayan and Mahamayi made of wood stand. On the right side of Kathavarayan is Aariya mala and on the left is Karuppaxhagi. There are also separate temples for Thottikatti chinnan and pechayi . The Mariyamman of the temple has a fierce look with round eyes and protruding teeth. Devotees believe that she has taken this form to prevent black magic from entering there
In the month of Aadi(July –august) there is a festival in this temple. The goddess crosses the river on a tueday and stays in the other shore for two days, Next day she goes in to the villages of Melavasal, AAndipanthal , Mangulam and Keezha panangudi . Similar procession of the goddess takes place during the pongal festival also. On Shivarathri day there is a practice of fire pot accompanying the Goddess to her four villages. There is a huge crowd in this temple on Tuesdays and Fridays.
This village is 40 km away from Nannilam in Thiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu and is on the banks of Mudikondan river. The temple is open from 9 Am to 12 noon and 5 Pm to 8 Pm.