Odhanavaneswarar Temple, Tiruchotruturai

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Odhanavaneswarar Temple
Odhanavaneswarar Temple vimana
Odhanavaneswarar Temple vimana
Odhanavaneswarar Temple, Tiruchotruturai is located in Tamil Nadu
Odhanavaneswarar Temple, Tiruchotruturai
Location in Tamil Nadu
Coordinates10°52′32″N 79°8′16″E / 10.87556°N 79.13778°E / 10.87556; 79.13778Coordinates: 10°52′32″N 79°8′16″E / 10.87556°N 79.13778°E / 10.87556; 79.13778
StateTamil Nadu
ArchitectureDravidian architecture

Odhanavaneswarar Temple, Tiruchotruturai (ஓதவனேஸ்வரர் கோயில், திருச்சோற்றுத்துறை)[1] or Oppillaselvar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located near Tiruvaiyaru, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is incarnated by the hymns of Appar and is classified as Paadal Petra Sthalam.


The temple is revered by the hymns of 7th century Tamil saint poet, Appar. The temple is built in the early Chola style of 9th century made of granite.[2]

Saptha Stanam[edit]

Image of the temple premises

The sapthasthanam festival is conducted at Tiruvaiyaru during April[3] every year. Hundreds of people witness the convergence of seven glass palanquins carrying principal deities of respective temples from seven places at Tiruvaiyaru. The palanquins are paraded near the car stand, the crowd witnessed the Poochorithal(flower festival) in which a doll offers flowers to the principal deities in the palanquins. After the Poochorithal, the palanquins left for their respective places.[4] The seven temples are

Temple Place District
Aiyarappar temple Thiruvaiyaru Thanjavur
Apathsahayar Temple Tirupazhanam Thanjavur
Odhanavaneswarar Temple Tiruchotruthurai Thanjavur
Vedapuriswarar Temple Thiruvedhikudi Thanjavur
Kandeeswarar Temple Thirukkandiyur Thanjavur
Puvananathar Temple Thirupanturuthi Thanjavur
Neyyadiappar Temple Tiruneithaanam Thanjavur


The temple is located 5 km east of Tiruvaiyaru and 3 km away from Thirukkandiyur.