Kaluthavalai Pillayar temple
It is known as "Swayambulinga Pillaiyar", which is over 300 years old. The ancient inscription "Pattamam" that tells the story, and the temple's glory is present here.
It is known to have been founded about 300 years ago. When we visited, we heard an interesting story from a villager. The story flows as follows, a devotee who had traveled to Kataragama from India had buried his "Vel" a spear of Lord Muruga here. One day, another old man spotted a lingam with an elephant face while walking through this place. This is what is worshiped today as "Swayambulingka Pillaiyar".
To pay homage to the legendary village, the chief of the Vedha, " Kaluwan '', who cut the dune forests near this stream and a beautiful field. The place where "Kaluvan" worshiped was called the "Kaludevan Temple", which is now Kaluthavalai temple. This temple is visited by thousands of people and there are many hindu weddings taken place every year. Also, there is a specific custom among people of this area, to feed toddlers for the first time at this temple with solid food, once they are weaned from their mother. This is specifically, a milk rice prepared by the parents and is offered to Lord Ganesha, before being fed.