Sri Nei Nandeeswarar temple

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Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple, Vendanpatti, Pudukkottai district.

The temple is opened from 7.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Greatness Of Temple:

The Nandhi in the temple is named Thambi Nandhi (younger brother Nandhi) as He is considered the brother of the Nandhi in Thanjavur temple. While the Thanjavur Nandhi attracts the devotees by His size, Vendanpatti Nandi drag people with the miracle of not allowing flies and ants near Him during the Ghee Abishek performed to Him on Pradosha days. The Ghee is placed on the Nandhi in solid form, it melts and flows then. Such ghee is saved in a well where too no ant and fly dare to reach. The glory of the Nandhi could be understood from this wonder. Abishek is also performed with milk, green coconut and rose water also.

Though the temple is situated in a rural area, the reputation is vast as devotees throng the temple from various corners. Those having cows in their houses, begin sale of their milk only after preparing the ghee for the Nandhi. Then only they either sell or consume the milk. The tradition is still followed in the village.