Many rituals that center around the bathing (abhishekam) of an idol of Palani Andavar with many substances, including panchaamirtam consisting of five fruits and honey, were developed by him and continue to be followed to this day.
The idol had to be created from a substance that would last throughout Kali Yuga.
He did so in two books, the Tao Ching, with 37 verses, and the Te Ching with 42 verses (Mac Kintosh, 1971).
He summoned Bhoganāthar telepathically from Tamil Nadu to China to take over his mission.
Eight of the ingredients were combined in a mold of the idol.
The ninth, was added as a catalyst, to solidify it.
In one of his songs Bhoganāthar claims to have flown to China at one point in a sort of airplane which he built: he held discussions with Chinese Siddhas before returning to India (Kailasapathy, 1969, p. His visit to South America has been confirmed by accounts left by the Muycas of Chile: Bocha, who gave laws to Muycas, was a white, bearded man, wearing long robes, who regulated the calendar, established festivals, and vanished in time like others (other remarkable teachers who had come across the Pacific according to numerous legends of Incas, Aztecs and Mayans). The Yoga of love and devotion, Bhakti Yoga, was chosen as being the best means.
Bhoganāthar was entrusted by the siddhas with the task of defining the rituals for the worship of their favorite deity Palani Āndavar, the Lord (Muruga) of Palani.