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SRI KODEESWARAR TEMPLE - KOTTAIYUR

This is the 98th Devaram Paadal petra Shiva Sthalam and 44th sthalam on the north side of river cauvery in Chozha Nadu

Temple History - An Overview

Appar has also sung hymns in praise of Lord shiva of this temple. Navagrahas are beautifully designed with their respective vahanas-vehicles. They are too enticing to look at. Only a few temples in Tamilnadu have such Navagraha (9 planets) shrines.

King Suruchi , son of king Satyarathi, ruler of  Tirihartha kingdom incurred a curse , which resulted him as a  disfigured , and look like a devil.People seeing him began to scare and  run away. Suruchi wish to attract all those who hated his appearance and worshipped Lord Shiva to get back his handsome face. He was advised to go to Kottayur and have a bath in the holy spring. He regained his handsomeness .Mainly, women follow this ritual to become beautiful.

TEMPLE GREATNESS :

REASON FOR " KOTTAYUR " :Lord gave darshan to Sage Badri Yogi in forms of  10 million Vinayaka ,10 million Goddesses ,10 Million Lord Muruga,(10 million – one crore). Hence, the Lord is known as Koteeswarar.  The nut symbols are visible on the Linga. The Shivalinga was found under castor nuts (nut in Tamil means Kottai), hence named Kottayur.

GODDESS PANDHADU NAYAKI

Goddess Pandhadu Nayaki (Mother Play with a ball) so it is named as she is tossing a ball under Her feet, indicating that she would toss the sufferings of Her devotees as that of a ball. Sports persons worship the Goddess for victory and achieve medals.Spilling holy Water spring – Amudhakinaru – ensures not only external purity but purifies the mind too.The spring ensures good education and good traits to the devotee.

KARMA MANIPULATOR

Proverb  stating as Placing feet in Kottayur will become Kattai (dead) meaning Sinners cannot enter this place. If they do so, their sins will multiply to a crore and benefits of good deeds would multiply in crores. As many wicked people were afraid to come to the temple, it is said that Goddess Pandhadu Nayaki assured them protection by tossing their sins as a ball and reform them. Now, many people come here with the obvious aim of seeking the pardon of the Goddess for what they did in the past and lead a righteous life.

 

Temple Name   SRI KODEESWARAR TEMPLE
  SRI KAILASHNADAR TEMPLE
Opening Time  6.00  to 12.00 a.m
 3.00  to 8.00 p.m
Sthala  PADAL PETRA STHALAM
Praised By   SAINT THIRUNAVUKARASAR
Thala Virutcham   VILVA
Thala Theertham  AMURTHA
Fall of sunrise on LORD  NO

ARCHITECTURE

Construction Btw (AD)  1000 ~ 1100 
Architecture Type  THIRUMURAI KOVIL
RAJAGOPURAM  ONE with 5 tires
PRAGHAM  2 
AGAMA /POOJA VIDHI  SHIVA AGAMA with 4 times

GRABHAGRIHA /GOSTHA

Moolavar (Main Detites )  KODEESWARAR
 KOTTAI KOTTAIYAGA
TYPE  SWAYAMBHU
FORM  APPEARED FROM AAMAMAKKU (CASTOR/kOTTAI)plant
GOD Facing Towards  EAST
GODDESS  Sri KANTHUGA GREEDAMBAL,
 Sri BANDHADU NAYAGI
GODDESS Position to GOD    RIGHT 
GODDESS Facing Towards  SOUTH
RIGHT SIDE DEITIES  PANCHA LINGA
 LORD DAKSHINAMOORTHY
 LORD GANESHA
BACK DEITIES  LORD LINGOTHBAVA MOORTHI
LEFT SIDE DEITIES  GODDESS VISHNU DURGA
 LORD BRAHMA

ENTRANCE

DEITIES  ERANDA MUNIVAR

ALL PRAKARAM 

Special DEITIES  LORD KOTTI VINAYAGAR ( SWAYAMBHU)
 NAVAGRAHA ON ITS OWN VEHICLE
General DEITIES  LORD KOTTI MURUGAN
 GODDESS MAHALAKSHMI
 LORD KALABHAIRAVAR
 LORD KASI LINGA
 LORD NANDHI

NAVA GRAGHA

PRESENCE  YES
PRADISHTA  VADIKA
CONTROL /MANAGED BY  ASHTA BUJA DURGAI, LAKSHMI ,  SASTHA

PRAYERS  FOR KARMA CLEARING

Remedies / Cure / Nivardhi  HEALTH REMEDIES - APPERANCES
 ENGLIGHMENT- PAAVAM AND PUNNIYAM
DEVELOPMENT - EDUCATION PROGRESS
DEVELOPMENT - VICTORY FOR SPORT PERSONS 

FESTIVALS

THIRUVADHIRAI

MAHA SHIVARATRI

PANGUNI UTHIRAM

PURATASSI ARROW FESTIVAL

KEY ASPECT ABOUT TEMPLE

1)Lord shown as Kodi Vigneswara, Kodi Amma, Kodi murugan to Pathira Yogi Muni.

2)t is believed Paavam and punniyam in this temple will be multiplied to Kodi.

3) It was learned Kodi Vinayagar is suyambu, when it was tried to take out for renovation even after digging 20 feet they could not find the end of the base

WHO WORKSHIPPED HERE

MARKANDEYAR

SAINT PRAISED

APPAR

HOW TO REACH

Geo Location    10.966978,79.3569813
Devara Pathigam Name    KEEL KOTTAYUR
Present Name    KOTTAYUR
Route from KUMBAKONAM
Bus No
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Contact Person / Number www.tirikala.com

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