-Agneeswaraswamy Temple Shivastalam is associated with Sukran – representing the plant Venus and is – regarded one of the nine temples in the Thanjavur area linked with the Navagrahams. Maintained by the Madurai Adhinam.
-Banasura belongs to the demon community. His mother was Madhiniar. She was a staunch Lord Shiva devotee. To facilitate his mother’s Shiva puja, Banasura was bringing many swayambu Lingas. He once came to Tirupugalur and found countless Lingas. He found a Swayambulinga but could not move it. He dug a deep and vast Agazhi around the temple and tried to move the Linga again but in vain, except that the agazhi was full of water springing from the ground.
He decided to end himself in frustration. A voice from the sky told Banasura, “I will make myself present for your mother’s Shiva puja”. Lord in the name of Konapiran with Punnai flowers on His head, appeared before his mother. After the puja was over, Lord returned to Tirupugalur.