Choleeswarar Oottathur

Choleeswarar Oottathur

Saivite Temples, Perambalur District


Choleeswarar, facing east


Swarnambikai, facing south

Other Deities

Under installation

Choleeswarar Oottathur is an ancient temple patronized by King Rajaraja Chola. The temple is situated on a small hillock south of the Sutharathineswarar Temple. Choleeswarar Oottathur was under renovation in February 2018.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Choleeswarar Oottathur is not as old as the nearby Sutharathineswarar’s original Temple. King Rajaraja constructed Choleeswarar Oottathur and he used to visit the temple often. The place was called Chozheeswaram. Several stone inscriptions dating back to the Chola period are found here.


Rajaraja Chola’s visits to Choleeswarar Oottathur is believed to have been the reason for him to have stumbled upon the buried remains of the Sutharathineswarar Temple itself. Hence the Choleeswarar Oottathur is considered equally holy and important.


Choleeswarar Oottathur is in the Agaram road, and a kilometer south of Sutharathineswarar Temple.

Stay and Food

None Locally. Closest is Perambalur or Thiruchirapalli depending on your itinerary.

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