ప్రయాణం చేసిన మార్గమని విశ్వసిస్తున్నారు. ఈ ఆలయ గ్రానైట్ రాయికి ప్రసిద్ధిచెందినది. ఈ ఆలయంలో పనముఖ ప్రత్యంగిరా దేవి ప్రధానదైవంగా ఉంది. ఇక్కడ మహా ప్రత్యగింరాదేవికి పెద్ద విగ్రహం ఉంది. ఇక్కడ లక్ష్మీగణపతులకు మరియు సొరంగర్షణా భైరవునికి ప్రత్యేక సన్నిధులు ఉన్నాయి. ఈ ఆలయం 5 ఎకరాల ఆవరణలో నిర్మించబడి ఉంది.
* మాదాపురంలో భద్రకాళియమ్మన్ ఆలయం ఉంది. <ref>http://madapurambathirakaliamman.org/index.php?vt=2</ref>
==Rulers of Sivangangai==
The [[Ramnad estate|Kingdom of Ramnad]] originally comprised the territories of Ramnad, Sivaganga and Pudukottai of today. Regunatha Sethupathy alias Kilavan Sethupathy, the 7th King of Ramnad reigned between 1674 and 1710. Kilavan Sethupathy, came to know of the bravery and valour of Peria Oodaya Thevar of Nalukottai, 4 Kilometres from Sholapuram near Sivaganga.
The King assigned to Peria Oodaya Thevar of Nalukottai a portion of land sufficient to maintain 1,000 armed men. Vijaya Regunatha Sethupathy became the 8th King of Ramnad in 1710 after the death of Kilavan Sethupathy. The King gave in marriage his daughter Akilandeswari Nachiar, to Sasivarna Thevar, the son of Nalukottai Peria Oodaya Thevar. The King gave Sasivarna Thevar lands as dowry, free of taxation, sufficient to maintain 1,000 men. He placed him in charge of the fortresses of Piranmalai, Tiruppathur, Sholapuram and Tiruppuvanam as well as the harbour of Thondi. Meanwhile Bhavani Sankaran, the son of Kilavan Sethupathy conquered Ramnad territory and arrested Sundareswara Regunatha Sethupathy, the 9th King of Ramnad. Bhavani Sankaran proclaimed himself as the Rajah of Ramnad. He became the 10th king of Ramnad and he reigned from 1726 to 1729. He quarrelled with Sasivarna Peria Oodaya Thevar of Nalukottai and drove him out of his Nalukottai Palayam. Kattaya Thevan, the brother of the late Sundareswara Regunatha Sethupathy fled from Ramnad and sought refuge with the Rajah of Tanjore Tuljaji. While Sasivarna Thevar was passing through the jungles of Kalayarkoi, he met a ''[[gnani]]'' (sage) named Sattappiah, who was performing Thapas (meditation) under a jambool tree near a spring called 'Sivaganga'. The deposed king prostrated himself before him and narrated all the previous incidents of his life. The Gnani whispered a certain mantra in his ears (Mantra Opadesam) and advised him to go to Tanjore and kill a ferocious tiger which was kept by the Rajah especially to test the bravery of men. Sasivarna Thevar went to Tanjore. There he became acquainted with Kattaya Thevan a refugee like himself. Satisfied with the good behaviour of Sasivarma Thevar and Kattaya Thevan, the Rajah of Tanjore wanted to help them to regain the States again, ordered his Dalavoy to go with a large army to invade Bhavani Sankaran. Sasivarna Thevar and Kattaya Thevan at once proceeded to Ramnad with a large army furnished by the king of Tanjore. They defeated Bhavani Sankaran at the battle of Uraiyur and captured Ramnad in 1730. Thus Kattaya Thevan became the 11th King of Ramnad.
===1st Rajah Sasivarna Thevar (1730–1750)===