Pey Medai- Ghost busting stage in Mel Malayanur

Written by London swaminathan

Date: 15 April 2019

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During my visit to India in March 2019, I visited Samadhis of four great people

1.Sannu Munivar Samadhi in Mel Malaiyanur Angala Parameswari  Amman Temple

2.Karuvur Siddhar Samadhi in Karur

3.Sadhasiva Brahmendral Samadhi in Nerur

4.Saangu Siddhalingar Samaadhi in Chennai.

I went to Siruvachur Mathura Kali Amman Temple with my brother. There was a big crowd and a long queue. But we were told that was a less crowded day and normally one will have to pay extra money to go through the special gate. It is near Perambalur in Trichy district.

The temple is open on Mondays and Fridays only. But during annual festival it is open continuously.Other days the goddess is said to reside in the nearby hill.

People offer Maa vilakku (Flour Lamp) prepared in the temple to the goddess. Maa Vilakku is Rice Flour Mixed with jaggery and in the middle they light the ghee lamp. It is done in front of the goddess shrine.

The temple is connected with Kannaki of Silappadikaram epic and Choza kings. Swami Brahmendra installed a Chakra (mysterious diagram drawn on a metal) here. The temple receives good income and it has got a golden chariot

Ghost busing slab

We went to Angala Parameswaari Temple in Mel Malaiyanur after visiting Chenji Fort. The goddess is in an ant hill. A long queue was there.

Just before the main shrine I saw a marble slab with a special design and a display board. That area was protected so that no one could step on it.

The message on the board runs like this-

A saint named Sannu Munivar lived here many centuries ago. He attained Jeeva Samadhi in the temple here and on his Samadhi is Pey Medai. i.e Ghost busting Slab. (Jeeva Samadhi means one will enter the grave while the person was alive. Even after a building was erected over thee Samadhi he is supposed to live there for ever. That means anyone visiting the place will get his blessings). If any one possessed by evil spirits sits on it the person will be cured. This belief continues until today”—says the display board in Tamil. On the fence leading to the shrine I saw bangles offered to god.

I was wondering about the design of the marble slab. later I saw it in another temple in Namakkal. A Facebook friend also featured some Kolam (Rangoli) in the same pattern.

In both the temples people offer clothes, bells, thread, swings etc to get issues. Young women pray to get married quickly. One can feel the good and positive vibrations in both the shrines. Villagers from the surrounding towns throng the place with great faith and devotion. Lemon garlands and flower garlands are sold outside the temples.

Sakti Kendras (Goddess Shrines) are situated throughout India from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. People believe goddess’ body parts fell in different places and they became Power (Sakti) Centres. Mel Malayanur is one such power centres according to local stories.


The Executive Officer,
Sri Angala Parameshwari Temple,
Gingee Taluk,
Villupuram District,
Tamilnadu – 604204.
Phone Number : +91 4145 234291
Email : mail@angalammantemple

In both the temples animals and birds are offered to goddess.

Siruvachur Temple Pictures are given below