About a 50kms from trichy and 15 kms from Perambalur on the left hand side look for an arch that announces this temple.
click this blog for details and legends connected with the temple
A popular legend regarding her descent from the hills to the foothills revolves around the great Saint Adi Shankara.One day Adi Shankara passing through the foothills of Madhira malai rests under a tree due to thirst. With his concentration on the Goddess, she appears before him as a spring to quench his thirst. She shows her true form to Adi Sankara, blesses him and becomes an idol. Adi Sankara then consecrated this idol which is now worshipped as Madurakali Amman
Another popular legend says that Shri Sri Sadasiva Brahmendra installed the srichakram in this temple.
There is another legend linking the temple with the silappathikaram click here for the story:http://temple.dinamalar.com/New.php?id=1219