Sunday, February 21, 2016

Kottaiyur Kodeeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur

Kodeeswarar Temple, Kottaiyur, Kumbakonam, Thanjavur
Kodeeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located in Kottaiyur, a village in the outskirts of Kumbakonam, in Thanjavur District in Tamil Nadu. Presiding Deity is called as Kodeeswarar and Mother is called as Pandhadu Nayaki / Kanthuga Greedambal. This Temple is one of the twelve famous Shiva temples in and around Kumbakonam participate in the famous Maha Maham festival. This is one of the Saptha Sthana temples associated with Adhi Kumbeswarar Temple,Kumbakonam.

The Temple is one of the shrines of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams - Shiva Sthalams glorified in the early medieval Thevaram poems by Tamil Saivite Nayanmar Tirunavukkarasar. This is the 98th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 44th on the northside of river Cauvery in Chozha Nadu. Saint Arunagirinathar had praised Lord Murugan of this temple in his revered Thirupugazh Hymns. The temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu.

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The place was called as Chozheeswaram, Baburajapuram, Koteeswaram, Vilvaranyam and Herandapuram. This temple is believed to have been built by Chola and Pallava kings. Tirunavukkarasar has sung the glory of this shrine along with that of Tiruvalanchuzhi. There are five stone inscriptions in this temple which date back to the periods of Chola kings Rajathiraja and Kulothunga III. The last consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabhishekam) took place on 26.10.2015 and prior to that on 09.02.1992. This temple is under the administrative control of the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department of Government of Tamil Nadu (HR&CE).

The Temple
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Temple Opening Time
The temple remains open from 06.30 AM to 12.00 Noon and from 04.00 PM to 08.00 PM.
Festivals & Religious Practices
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Religious Significance
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Literary Mention
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Koteeswarar Temple,
Kottaiyur, Mela Kaveri Post,
Kumbakonam Taluk,
Thanjavur District – 612 002
Phone: +91 435 245 0595 / 245 4421
Mobile: +91 94866 70043
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