Singapatti Ayyanar temple, NaLLur
About 500 years back , a person from Villiputhur,due to famine had to go to some other place for living.. In his nativevilage he had worshipped Ayyanar, Pechi and Karuppasami. He went to that temple , took one fist of soil from there , put it in a palm leaf box and took it along with him,.When he was nearing NaLLi village , he saw that the lake there was about to break up. He could see fertile crops in the field. He kept the box of soil in a near by place and tried his best to repair the lake bank so that its water would not come out. When he was not able to do it, he left all his things there, went to naLLI village and brought them to repair the bund.When he came back the bund was already repaired and in a good conditions. From that persons basket Ayyanar came out and told ll of them, “It was me who repaired the nund and saved your crop,.If you bukid a temple for me and the gods with me here and do daily worship, we would protect you for ever. People went and told SEvalpatti Jamindar who was looking after the village about this. Jamindar immediately built a temple and made every body worship those gods. Sine the lake was called Singamadai lake this ayyanar was named as Singamadai ayyanar.
In the sanctum sanctorum Ayyanar is there along with his consorts , Poorna and Pushkala.Pechiyamman has a temple there .Turmeric paste is always applied to her face. So she is called Manjanai Pechi Amman. There are also statues ofMadan, Madathi, Pathala Kanni, Raakaachi Amman and Pathinettam Padi Karuppachami.
Three days after Shivarathri , after taking permission from Ayyanar, Karupachami goes for hunting. This is the biggest festival in the temple.Most of the importand Hindu festivals are also celebrated in this temple.The temple is open from 7 Am to 5 PM. At 12 noon there is a special pooja to Ayyanar. Devotees believe that if some one comes to this temple, takes bath and goes round the God three times on a Friday, all his mental worries would get solved.Devotees also believe if they take Turmeric from Pechiyamman temple and keep it in their home. Auspiciousness will always be there in the house.The temple tree is Bilwa tree
From Kovilpatti travel towards Chathur in the state high way for 11 km. The temple is nearby to this point.