Koothanoor Mahasaraswathy Temple in Tamil Nadu

The name of the god indicates about learning, which is only one temple in India. It is famous not only in local but people from all over Tamil Nadu and India comes daily to visit the temple.

Where the Temple is Located?

The temple is located in Tiruvarur district of Tamilnadu in the village of Koothanoor which is on the Mayiladuthurai- Tiruvarur state highway no 23. The yatris has to get down at bus stop called Poonthottam which 1 KM from the temple.

What the Temple is Famous for?

The Temple is famous for getting children in to schools. Before going for admission of their wards in schools the parents visit the temple for seeking blessing of the goddess saraswathy. They do an archna to goddess and place the pen which is the main tool for learning at the feet of saraswathy. The people believe that this will give their ward the blessing in continuing education. This is main point of the purpose of visiting the temple.

What are the Major Functions (Festivals) of the Temple?

Koothanoor Mahasaraswathy

As the temple name indicates that it is main god for learning daily special rituals conducted for the god .The main festival is sharadha Navaratri which comes in the month September or October is a major one. The festival is conducted as per Tamil almanac as per tradition. As the name Navaratri indicates the function is celebrated for nine with various alangaramas for goddess on each day. The temple will be flooded with people all over the temple on one side with a programme of carnatic music will be done on all nine days. The saraswathy pooja day will be special one with devotees themselves can do the archana by offering flowers at the feet of god with her veena and learning tool on her hands. This is main function of the temple.

What about the Visiting Time?

The temple will be open to darshanam on the below timings.

In the morning 6 AM to 1 PM

In the evening 4 pm to 9 pm.

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