Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple

Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple is a Hindu temple located in the town of Koothanur in the Tiruvarur district of Tamil Nadu, India. It is dedicated to Saraswathi, the Hindu goddess of learning.

Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple
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The entrance of the temple
Religion
AffiliationHinduism
DistrictTiruvarur
DeityGoddess Saraswathi
Location
LocationKoothanur, Tiruvarur district
StateTamil Nadu
Country India
Architecture
TypeDravidian architecture

Coordinates: 10°55′59″N 79°38′44″E / 10.933186°N 79.645662°E / 10.933186; 79.645662

SignificanceEdit

Temples dedicated to Saraswati are very rare in India.[1] The temple is Tamil Nadu's only Hindu temple with Saraswathi as main deity.[2][3] Praises of the temple were sung by Tamil poets Ottakoothar and Kambar.[2][3] Vijayadasami is the most popular festival celebrated in the temple.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kumbakonam Temples, Saraswati Temple Kuthanoor
  2. ^ a b Srinivasan, G. (11 July 2003). "Kumbabishekam at Koothanur". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 14 October 2003.
  3. ^ a b "Tiruvarur district tourist guide" (PDF) (in Tamil). Tiruvarur district.
  4. ^ V., Meena (1974). Temples in South India (1st ed.). Kanniyakumari: Harikumar Arts. p. 39.