Saptharisheeswarar Temple, Thiruthalaiyur, Trichy
Saptharisheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Thiruthalaiyur in Trichy District of Tamilnadu. Presiding Deity is called as Saptharisheeswarar and Mother is called as Kumkumavalli. This Temple is considered as one of the Thevara Vaippu sthalam as Shaivite Nayanmar Appar has made a passing reference to this Temple in one of his hymns.
This is the 157th Thevara Vaippu Sthalam. There is an old Tamil phrase say "தில்லையில் ஆயிரம் திருத்தலையூரில் ஆயிரத்தி ஐநூறு" which means there were 1500 Shaivite and Vaishnava families who were doing Seva to Lord Shiva but in Thillai (Chidambaram) there were only thousand but now Thiruthalaiyur has lost its grandeur.
The Temple is located at about 1 Km from Thiruthalaiyur, 6 Kms from Kannanur, 17 Kms from Musiri, 23 Kms from Kulithalai Railway Station, 15 Kms from Thuraiyur, 19 Kms from Thiruvellarai, 42 Kms from Trichy and 47 Kms from Trichy Airport.