Analadeeswarar Temple, Thottiyam, Trichy
|Architectural style:||Dravidian architecture|
|Address:||Analadeeswarar Temple,Thottiyam, Trichy District.|
Legend / Local stories
Analadeeswarar Temple is the place believed to be where Lord Shiva came down to earth and danced. It is believed that Lord Brahma worshipped Lord Shiva here.
Thottiyam is one of the small towns surrounded by fertile land on the banks of River Cauvery. There is no clear historical evidence of this temple’s construction. However, there are symbols of Fish at this temple so it is possible that one of the Pandya kings could have constructed this temple. Banana fruit is the main cultivation in this area so Thottiyam is also called as Banana Town. Large section of the town’s population is from Thottiya Nayakar’s community hence the town is called as Thottiyam.
Presiding Deity is called as Analadeeswarar and Mother is called as Thiripurasundari. At this temple Murugan Sannidhi is located straight behind of Lord Shiva’s Sanctum. Eswara Theertham is in front of Thiripura Sundari’s Sannidhi. Shrines for Appu Lingam, Prithvi Lingam, Lakshmi and Dhandapani can be found in the prakaram. Theertham of this temple is Eswara Theertham. Sthala Vriksham is Vilva Tree (Aegle marmelos). The tributary of Cauvery river flows in front of the Shiva temple.
Temple Opening Time
The Temple remains open from 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon and 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Shiva Rathri, Sura Samharam, Navarathri and Vaikasi festival are the few festivals celebrated at this temple.
How to Reach:
The Temple is located at about 14 Kms from Musiri, 33 Kms from Namakkal, 9 Kms from Thiruveengoimalai, 7 Kms from Srinivasanallur, 15 Kms from Kulithalai, 48 Kms from Srirangam and 55 Kms from Trichy. The temple is located about 600 meters from the Bus Stand located on Trichy – Salem Road. Kulithalai Railway Station is located at about 15 Kms from the Temple. Nearest Airport is located at Trichy (60 Kms).
Thottiyam, Trichy District.
Phone: +91 4326 254 338