Punukeeswarar Temple, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam
Punukeeswarar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva located at Mayiladuthurai Town in Nagapattinam District of Tamilnadu. This temple is situated in “Koorainadu” in the western part of Mayuram. This is named after Punugu siddar who got moksha here. During the marriages, the brides wear a saree called “Koorai saree” (Koorai means clothe). In olden days such Sarees were woven only in Koorainadu and this is the reason behind the name “Koorai saree”.