Friday, October 15, 2021

Tholaiyaselvanathar Temple, Tiruchottruthurai

Location of the templeTiruchottruthurai
Lord Shiva known asTholaiyaselvanathar
Female deity known asAnnapoorani, Oppila Ammai
PathigamThirunavukarasar, Sambandar
How to reach This temple is located 4 Kms from TiruKandiyur at Tiruchottruthurai and is about 13 Kms from Thanjavur. Town bus facilities are available from Tiruvaiyaru.Another paadal petra sivasthalam Tiruvedhikudi is located 3 Kms to the south from Tiruchottruthurai.
Temple addressArulmighu Tholaiyaselva Nathar Temple
Tiruchottruthurai Post
Via Tirukandiyur S.O.
Tiruvaiyaru Taluk
Thanjavur district
PIN 613202

The deities are Othavaneswarar and Annapoorneswari. According to the legend, it was here that the food for the marriage of Nandi was prepared by Arularar and his wife. The Lord presented them with an Akshaya patram for this purpose, and this story is immortalized in the temple with images of Arularar and his wife holding the Akshaya patram outside the main sanctum of the deity.

This is quite a large and well maintained temple, and in the outer pragaram are groups of lingams, replicas of those in the Saptha Sthaanam temples, Pancha Bhoota Sthalams, etc.

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