Kalatheeswarar Temple, Ottakudi, Thiruvarur
Kalatheeswarar Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva located at Ottakudi Village in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. This place is also called as Kalichwaram / Kulikkarai. Lord Shiva was worshipped by Mother Kali here. It is considered equivalent to Kalahasthi, Navagraha Kshetram. Mother Kali and Lord Saneeswarar are having separate sannidhis in this Temple. Sandikeswarar is with his consort in this temple.
Though it is Kshetra for Navagraha, the Navagraha were newly formed in that temple some 40 years ago. Shrines of Dhakshinamoorthy and Durga are newly constructed for the benefit of devotees. The Temple is located at about 2 Kms west of Puliyur, 9 Kms from Thiruvarur, 1 Km from Kulikarai Railway Station and 110 Kms from Trichy. Nearest Railway Station is located at Kulikarai and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.