Tirukkottaru is a Shivastalam in the vicinity of Ambakarathur on the railroad between
Peralam and Karaikkal. Tirunallaru the famed Shivastalam
(Navagrahastalam and Vitankastalam) is located 5 km away from here.
Kottaaru is considered to be the 53rd in the series of Tevara Stalams
in the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
elephant Airavatam is said to have created Vaanjiyaru a river, with its tusks, and prayed
to Shiva here.
east facing temple hasa three tiered Rajagopuram. There is a honeycomb
in front of the main shrine. The Ambal shrine faces south. The niches
around the main shrine are enshrined with Dakshinamurthy, Bhrahma,
Vishnu. There aer also shrines to Sundarar and his consort Paravai
Naachiyaar and another devotee by name Subhamaharishi.There are several inscriptions on the temple walls here.
Darisanam and Vaikasi Vishakam are celebrated here.