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“Unique Temple for Saraswathi”
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Saraswati Temple
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is a small unique temple for Saraswathi. Naturally, it throngs with a lot of young students seeking divine intervention to study better. It is located north of Thiruvarur.

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Reviewed 2 February 2016

Koothanur, a town situated in the Thiruvarur district of Tamilnadu, is approximately 25kms from Mailaduthurai and 19 kms from Thiruvarur
Koothanur is a small village located near Poonthottam in the heart of the Temple belt of Tamil Nadu. This village is especially famous for the Saraswati Temple and its association with Ottakoothar, the Tamil poet.

According to the history, King Rajaraja Chola donated this temple to Ottakoothar a renowned poet so that he could compose in peace. Hence this town came to be called as Koothanur.
Legend says that Ottakoothar and his grandson Ovathakoothar established this beautiful temple for Goddess Saraswathi.
Goddess Saraswathi, in a penance posture, blesses all Her devotees, as main diety in this temple.This is only temple with Goddess Saraswathi as main diety. With 3 eyed form, one leg folded, ambal bestows all wishes of Her devotees. Another special feature is there is no veena in Her hand in Moolavar (main deity). Veena is associated with Saraswathi, but here it is missing in her hand, an unique pattern of Moolavar (main deity) here.

She is supposed to be seated in white Lotus and she is always attired in white silk vasthram.
According to the history, King Rajaraja Chola donated this temple to Ottakoothar a renowned poet so that he could compose in peace. Hence this town came to be called as Koothanur.

The Navrathiri Festival especially the Saraswati Puja is celebrated with much fanfare and pomp.On Vijayadasami, the children folk to this temple to get the blessings for the Vidyarambam. After seeking her blessings by writing on paper/slate/rice grains covered dish, they go on to get admission. With the schools slated for reopening in the first and second week of June, it was heartening to see many kids seated reverently before the Goddess and religiously write alphabets on slates or in notebooks with/without help from their parents.
We also performed pooja with pencil and note books to Goddess Saraswathi, praying for our kids to shine in their studies. Lot of shops in front of the temple sell notebooks, pencil,pen and all, for the benefit of devotees who want to do this type of poojas.

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Reviewed 2 August 2015

Everyone should visit this temple located near Poonthottam - Koothanur in Thiruvarur District. It is a very rare temple one could get to visit. Goddess Saraswathi is simple glowing. One should visit with family. Very easily accessible. Further, one cannot afford to forget the image of Goddess Saraswathi.

Thank 639radhas
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

This is not so big but an ancient temple dedicated to Devi Saraswathi (Goddess of Knowledge and Wisdom). It is located in a small place called Koothanur, which is closely accessible from Thiruvarur.
People visit this temple often with their children and offer special prayers to get blessed with good knowledge and wisdom.

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Reviewed 17 November 2014

Opens till 8 pm. Near Thiruvarur / Thirunallaru route.

Ottakoothan / Kambar has visited this temple.

Thirumaichur is nearby this temple. Srivanchiyam / Thirupambaram is also nearby

Pens/ Notebooks available in the nearby shops for those who wants to offer pens to Matha Saraswathi and getback for gifting to thier children / relatives.

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