|Location of the temple||Tiruchottruthurai|
|Lord Shiva known as||Tholaiyaselvanathar|
|Female deity known as||Annapoorani, Oppila Ammai|
|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 address||Arulmighu Tholaiyaselva Nathar Temple|
Via Tirukandiyur S.O.
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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