Place Of Interest- Near by Pernampattu
(I) SRI GANGAIYAMMAN KOIL
The Sri Gangaiyamman Koil is situated on the bank of Gowndaniya river. The temple extends about 150 feet North-South and extends about 250 feet East-West. The Goddess (MOOLAVAR ) stands upon Simmha Peetam and posture symbolize as pious and pleasant in nature. Next to the Moolavar mandapam , a sprawling mandapam has been constructed as the SIRASU Mandapam
where the head of the Goddess Renuga Devi ( Sri Gangaiyamman ) is being placed in festival day.
SIRASU FESTIVAL starts with the event called as “KAPPU KATTUTHAL” which commences prior to 15 days of Ist Vaigasi. On the previous day of Ist Vaigasi , car festival is being celebrated with devotion and enthusiasm. The SIRASU FESTIVAL takes place on Ist Vaigasi .
SIRASU FESTIVAL is being celebrated on Ist Vaigasi. On the 3rd day , to give dharsam to the public , the Goddess is placed in PUSHPA VIMANAM which decorated using flowers by flower artists and the pushpa vimanam is being carried to all over the town. The festival is being celebrated on the following Historical event. The Goddess, Renuga Devi used to bring water daily in a mud pot by the venture of Her purity. One day , on seeing Kantharvara man , Renuga Devi was astonished. Resulting of this , Renuga Devi could not make a mud pot for fetching water. Jamathakkini , a saint and the husband of Renuga Devi , annoyed for not bringing water in time for the prayer and ordered one of the sons Parasuraman to sever the head of Renuga Devi. Without hestitation , Parasuraman , the son of Jamathakkini , executed his father’s order by severed the head of the mother Renuga Devi. Jamathakkini asked his son whether he wanted a boon for the execution of his order. Parasuraman without hesitation , asked his father to bring his mother Renuga Devi alive.
Jamathakkini gave the boon to Parasuraman as desired. Due to immenseness and astonishment, Parasuraman misplaced the head of his mother Renuga Devi to another woman’s body and made his mother alive by pouring scared water. The womanhood purity and father’s words as manthra are emphasised as great and unique to the mankind. This historical happening is being celebrated in remembrance of alive of mother Renuga Devi as SIRASU FESTIVAL on Ist Vaigai of every year. To give impetus of the festival , the Government declares local holiday to enable the public to participate and to get blessings of the Goddess. Around 2 lakh pilgrims attending the festival with devotion.
(II) MORDHANA DAM
The Government of Tamil Nadu in G.O.Ms.no.1108 PWD Dated 28.05.1990 have sanctioned this scheme at a cost of Rs.1950 Lakhs for the Construction of a Reservoir across the Koundinya Nadhi near Mordhana Village of Gudiyatham Taluk in Vellore District in Tamil Nadu. The Technical sanction for this scheme has been accorded for Rs.2145 Lakhs . Distance between
Pernampattu Town to Mordhana around 45 km. Koundinya Nadhi is tributary of Palar river. It originates and flows from Punganur in Palamaner Taluk of Andhra Predesh and flows through Palamaner and Naikaneri Reserve forest and enters Tamil Nadu at a distance of 5.00 Km above Mordhana Village in Gudiyatham Taluk.