Friday, March 14, 2014

Putheri Ant hill temple

Putheri Ant hill temple
Compiled by
P.R.Ramachander

  Putheri is a small village which is 4 Km from Nagar Kovil town. On a part called Vishnu Puram of Putheri   many people were living.. At that time a sage called Yogeeswarar came to the village and started living there  . After he came the village prospered greatly. After some  time the sage attained salvation an d in a place in the town he was buried. A huge anthill started growing in the place he was burued. It grew up eighteen feet in height and all the people were greatly surprised. . To prevcent damage to the ant hill, the people built a walled structure around the huge  ant hill. All those who worshipped the anyt hill started  seeing positive results. In the temple which is on one acre land there   are temples  for .Yogeeswaramudayar , Naayinaar.Poolavuydata Kandan Sastha and Bhothathaan  . There is a hall for  doing  devotion (Vazhipadu) .The new year in Chithiarai month  and Visagam star of Vaikasi month  and Panguni Uthram are festival days   in this temple. On all Saturdays  in the vazhipattu hall, Bhajanai(Musical combined prayers)   are held.. The Guru Pooja for Yogeeswara also is celebrated. The mud from the ant hill is only is given as Prasada.People believe that this mud cures all diseases.

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