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Koothanur Maha Saraswati Temple

Koothanur Maha Saraswati Temple is famous for the Saraswati temple located about 42 km from Sattainathar temple. Koothanur is a small village belonging to Poonthottam near Tanjore. Koothanur owes its name to the Poet Ottakoothar who was in the court of Cholas. Ottakoothar was instrumental for the construction of this unique temple of Goddess Saraswati and started the celebration of Vijaya Dashami after Navaratri celebration (Meaning: Nine nights).
Puranas mention that, Ashwini twins procured Madhu (Meaning: Nectar) and produced an elixir with Goddess Saraswati.