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History and Significance of Sri Yogeeswarar Temple, Putheri, Nagarcoil 

Rice is offered as Nivedhana during the daily puja to the Lord. Special pujas are performed to Lord Yogeeswara and Sastha on Vaikasi Visakam (May-June) day, when a nivedhana prepared from mango, jack fruit raw rice and sugar named Mambal (Mango milk) is offered to the Lord. Poola Udaya Kandan Sastha is in a separate shrine. He is in the form of a Peeta (a seat) and His idol is behind this seat. On the Panguni Uthiram day in March-April He is taken in procession on a horse. As there was a Puttru (ant-hill) where the Yogi was in the past, the place is named in Puttrur which later changed as Putheri.

History of Sri Yogeeswarar Temple, Putheri, Nagarcoil

In olden days, Sastha, as a guardian deity was here on a stone-peeta under the Poolathi tree. People of the place named Him as Poola Udaya Kandan Sastha and erected a small temple for Him. A yogi came to this place, worshipped Sastha and stayed here for some time and also attained Samadhi (salvation) here. On his tomb, an ant-hill came up. People began worshipping this ant-hill erecting a tall wall and began to worship the wall itself. As the devotees felt a Shiva aspect on the wall, named it Yogeeswarar and continued worships.

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