THoppampatti is on the road between Coimbatore and Mettupalayam..You can take autos or buses to reach this village from Coimbatore Junction. There is an interesting story about how the temple of Goddess here.
It seems one cultivator purchased a small piece of land from his friend, after taking loan..In that land, in a corner there was a neem tree.Below that tree , there was a statue of A goddess, which was mostly buried in side.The purchaser was requested by the seller to worship that Goddess..He also did it without fail. Then he started planting coconut trees and inter crops in the land that he purchased.. Slowly that area became a part of the town, and houses camp up all aroung that piece of land.People living there started worshipping that Goddess.But since the Goddess was in a deep pit , they found it difficult to worship her,. Then the cultivator constructed a compound wall around his property. Then The goddess was just outside the wall in a pit and only about 9” of her visible.tHen the worship to the Goddess was stopped and evil things started appearing in all surrounding areas..A priest cum astrologer was consulted and he told that the stopping of worship of the Goddess was the reason for all their troubles. When they approached the cultivator , he agred them to remove the Goddess from there and consecrate in another place. When they dug out the Goddess they found, she was more than five feet tall and was holding a trident and on the top of the statue, Sun and moon were sculpted. Experts who examined the statue told that it was at least 600 years old. People started calling Soolathamman and shifted her to a temporary shed. They all felt they were becoming very fortunate..They built a permanent stone temple for her. They also consecrated Mariamman, Vishnu sakthi and Shiva Shakthi in side the temple.Neem tree was adopted as the temple tree. First day of Chithirai month and on all Fridays of Adi months are celebrated in the temple, The temple is kept open from 7 am to 10.30 am and 6 pm to 8 pm. On Tuesdays Fridays , in the evening temple is open from 7 PM to 8 Pm.