The first temple for Lord Hanuman –two idols in a single sanctum- is in a small village called Malepaathi, 13 Kilometer away from Mayavaram main junction. Malepaathi lay slightly interior from the main road on way to Poompugar from Mayavaram. The river Cauvery reportedly flow through the interior Village.
One day as he was digging the ground, twin idols of Lord Hanuman was found buried together and he dug them out. Both were not alike but slightly different, seated on a single platform. Amused individual took them home deciding to seek the advice of village elders the next day. On the same night Lord Hanuman appeared in his dream and asked him to construct a temple in the same place where the idols were found and worship him so that he can remain there to bless the devotees and also guard the village. The individual in consultation with the locals constructed the present temple which is very small structure, and houses the same two beautiful Lord Hanuman idols in the sanctum in the same manner as he saw them lay buried inside the land. It is the most important temple in Malepaathi village and before harvesting begins, the agriculturists in and around Malepaathi reportedly worship the Twin Lord Hanumans in the same temple before commencing the harvesting. People believe that those who offer worship and pray for certain issues, their prayer is surely answered.
Since this temple is situated in an interior village, except the villagers and those who are in the know of the greatness of the twin Lord Hanuman, only visit here, the temple is not kept open even in the displayed time on week days. Both in the morning and evenings the person who attends to the maintenance of the temple open the sanctum, light up the oil lamp and go away after remaining in the temple for some time when locals come there to offer prayers. Otherwise the temple attracts crowds on festive days and holidays. This is the condition in many of the temples situated deep inside the villages in Mayavaram - Kumbakonam area. However in the morning times before 11 AM or between 5 to 6 PM in the evenings one can locate the temple priest who mostly reside nearby and request him to open up the temple to offer worship and prayer. The two idols of Lord Hanumans appear as though two small children are standing side by side.
Lord Twins Hanuman temple
Lord Twins hanuman temple