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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

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   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.


Address:

   YogeeswararSri Yogeeswarar Temple, Putheri, Nagarcoil, Kanyakumari district.


Phone:

   91 - 4652- 275 230 , 94871 01770.


General Information:

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


Prayers:

   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.


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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