Three hundred years ago, Sulakkal was amidst of dense forest nesting dangerous wild animals and poisonous reptiles. The near by villagers used to feed their domestic animals in the forest. The owner of a particular cow, which was not giving milk followed it found his cow shedding milk on a sandhill . On seeing this the cow started galloping. At that moment its legs were hit by sandhill. He was shocked to see blood oozing out of the sandhill. He dreamed about the Goddess that night and was dictated to raise a temple in the name of the goddess ( Sulakkal Mariamman ) . Till today, this temple stands as a cultural icon in this locality. Through generations, three families have vowed to take care and honour this great temple from neighbouring villages zaminkaliyapuram and sulakkal.