Name of the Temple
Arulmigu Chottru Thurai Nather Alayam
Period of origin
Before 7 th Century
Name of deity
Sthala Theertham: Suriya Theertham and Kudamuruti
Dhevaram.: Appar, Thirugnanasampanthar and sundarar
This is the place where Lord Shiva collected Foods for Nandhi’s Marriage
It said to be that when Poverty raised in the world Ambal Annapurani blessed to grow Choru (Choru means cooked rice in Tamil) near by field and fed her devotees, thus the name came to this place as Thiru Chotru thurai. Even now we can see a field near by called as Choruudayan vaikal.
This one of the Saptha sthana Sthalam, this is third in order. Food distribution is done to the devotees during festival day.
Lord Suriya was cursed by Lord Shiva for his Participation in Dhaksha’s yaga. He came here and worshiped the lord and got rid of his curse.
Indran, Suriyan and Gobaga maharishi had worshiped here.
The Curse of Akalikai to Indra was relieved here.
The three stage Rajagopuram welcomes us in front.In first premises we can see Ambal shrine separately then in the main entrance we can see vinayagar, murugan, nataraja sabai, a very big Subramaniyar statue, gobaga muni idol and kalasamharamoorhty.
Saptha Sthana Thiruvizha is one of the major festivals celebrated here.
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