Sunday, January 18, 2015

Odhavaneshwarar temple at Thiruchotruthurai a sapthastanam-a Padal petra sthalam

Sri Odhavaneshwarar temple at Thiruchotruthurai is also a part of the seven temples around Thiruvaiyaru associated with Nandi’s marriage. It was from here Rice was supplied to the wedding.

How to reach:

The temple is very close to thirukandiyur about 5 kms towards Kumbakonam to the south of Kaveri on the road adjoining the Kandiyur templeGoogle मानचित्र

Legends of the temple:

Shiva was worshipped by Gautama, Indra & Surya in this temple  Shiva is said to have blessed a devotee with an inexhaustible supply of food, while Ambal provided a number of devotees with cooked  food, It is said that polished rice grew in paddy fields. (Annam Padaitta Vayal).Shiva is referred to as Sorudaiyan, and this shrine is also Annavatarastalam.Chotruthurai=food area

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As you enter the Rajagopuram you see the main temple for Shiva in front and the ambal sannidhi on the left

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The main praharam has a  Long corridor at the end of which is the garba gruhaDSC05142

There are two idols of a pious couple here who were very generous and who were blessed by Shiva here.Due to their bhakti the local stream was supposedly overflowing with polished riceDSC05138

The inner praharam has various sculptures is very vastDSC05119DSC05120DSC05127

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The ambal annapoorani  Sannidhi is a seperate complex with the goddess Standing and facing eastDSC05145DSC05146