Arulmigu Gowmariamman Temple, Veerapandi Theni Taluk & District. This temple was built by the Pandiya King Veerapandian in 14th century. When he was ruling Madurai, unfortunately he had lost his eyesight due to his illfate.The history of the temple depicts that the King Veerapandiya regained his eye-sight by worshipping the goddess Gowmariamman and the God Kanneeswaramudayar.
The ethiological history of temple depicts that the King Veerapandiya prayed the God to bless him to regain the eyesight which had lost due to his ill fate. As he prayed, the God appeared in his dream and said that to go through the bank of the river Vaigai to the forest named Nimba Aranyam where he can worship and pray Goddess Gowmari and regain the lost eyesight. As such he prayed the Goddess Gowmari and regained the sight of one eye and prayed the God Arulmigu Kanneeswaramudaiyar, regained the sight of the another eye.
Every Year Annual festival is being celebrated during the Tamil month of chittrai (English month May). The first Tuesday of chithrai month the installation of “Holy Post” is being performed to denote the commencement of festival. From that day onwards special poojas are being performed for 21days. From the fourth Tuesday of chittrai month the Annual festival will be celebrated for eight days.From the fourth day of the festival i.e., from friday the temple car with Goddess Gowmari is being drawn in procession for four days. During the time of festival-days everyday thousands and thousands of devotees are gathering, worshipping and receiving the blessings of the goddess Gowmariamman.The special feature of the festival is offering of firepots (Agnichatti) thousands and thousands by the devotees