Kanaka (kaanaka) Nachiar temple
Once upon a time in Vellore , the area starting from the northern part of Andhara Pradesh to the Sholingur , where a river named Deva river(ponnai river) flows became very dry without any rain..All the fields and forest had a burnt look,Then the people of that area prayed their goddess Kanaka Nachiar .That night the goddess took the form of a young woman, and sitting on the river shore, she saw the river and sky. Torrential rain started and there was a huge flood in the river.The people got scared.At that time the Goddess sat on a leaf floating on the river and lead the river..In the middle there was a rock preventing the water flow. She melted the rock and created a huge hole there and divided the river in to three branches anlead the river and made it join the Pampai river at Kanchipuram..
When she was returning one Rakshasa started following her with a view to trouble her.She took him to a top of a hill and made a hole on its top and buried him there. Unfortunately the goddess also started getting drowned and her steed pulled her up and what we see is only her face.This temple is in Andhra border(in Chithur district) and is called Kangunth.Some people do call her as Kaanaka (forest) nachiar.
Through out the year pilgrims visit this temple,On tuedays and Fridays and on full moon and no moon days, Very large number of people do come .The eighteenth day of aadi month is celebrated as a great festival..On that day people worship Pithrus at this temple,Devotees believe that if they pray the Goddess for Children, they would be definitely blessed.
The goddess gives what is asked by devotees within 18 days.and so the crowd keeps on increasing.This temple is the border of Tamil Nadu vellore and Andhra Kuppam,. The tedmple is on the banks of Palar river in Perumpallam villge. Buses are available from Vaniambadi and Thiruppathur( near Jolarpet Junction.)
The temple is open from 6 am to 12 noon and 3 pm to 7 PM,The phone number of the temple is 094430 19295