Thottiyam
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                                       Thottiyam is a panchayat town in Tiruchirappalli district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is a town in Tiruchirappalli District, situated 80 km north-west of Tiruchirapalli on Tiruchy - Salem- Bangalore National Highway. It is located near the Kaveri River, about 12 km north-west of Musiri. The main temple of this small town is Madurai Kali Amman, and the main festival in March is worth visiting and watching. Thottiam is essentially an agricultural area; its main crops are paddy, plantains and petals. Large quantities of plantains and petals are sent to other States, including exports to Middle East.

                      About 500 years back King Esanakarayar ruled this area. Chinnan, a servant who worked in his stable, wants to go to Kali Festival at Madurai. He got permission from the King and he went to Madurai with his “Parai”, a musical drum and stayed at his brother-in-laws houses. Next day he went to Kali temple and began to play “Parai” rhythamically. Goddess Kali admired by the music of chinnan and followed him back to Thottiam and Goddess Kali seated under the “Vanni” tree. Latter a temple was constructed by Pujankrayar at this place. This temple is surrounded by lush green fields. There is a 3 tier tower, 27 pillar mandapam and a 5 pillar Arthamandapam gives notorious look to this temple. Many beautiful sculptures are carved inside the temple. The name of the Goddess is Madurai Kaliamman and the Thalavirusham is “Vanni” tree.

 
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