Two sisters, so beautiful in appearance came here from north and asked the traders assembled there a space for their stay.  Seeing the sisters, the traders felt some influence in them and asked the sisters to stay near the tree there. 

A lightning linking earth and heaven appeared and the sisters disappeared.  The traders realized that they were but Goddesses, built the temple and began worships.  The temple came to be known as Sandhaikadai (shandy) Mariamman Temple.

Sthala History