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Sri Yogeeswarar temple

Moolavar : Yogeeswarar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : NA
Agamam / Pooja : NA
Old year : 500 years old
Historical Name : NA
City : Putheri, Nagarcoil
District : Kanyakumari
State : Tamil Nadu




   On the Friday following the Panguni Uthiram in March-April, the walls are painted with red sand. A festival called Kan Thirappu ? Opening the Eyes- is celebrated in the evening that day.

Temple's Speciality:

   This is a temple with a difference having no tower, flag post and such structures attributed to all temples. There is a 22 feet tall wall in the open space. On the top of the wall there is a form as if a Yogi is lying.

Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.30 a.m. to 7.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. During other hours, the devotee can worship the Lord from outside also.


   YogeeswararSri Yogeeswarar Temple, Putheri, Nagarcoil, Kanyakumari district.


   91 - 4652- 275 230 , 94871 01770.

General Information:

   There is a shrine for Poola Udaya Kandan Sastha in the temple.


   The sand on the wall being worshipped as presiding deity is offered as Prasad to the devotees. Consuming a little of the Prasad with water would bless the devotee with a child, is the faith.

Thanks giving:

   Those blessed carry Kavadi to Yogeeswarar wearing saffron clothes.

Greatness Of Temple:

   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.

Temple History:

   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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*Sources from Dinamalar.com

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