Maha Saraswathy Temple
The Maha Saraswathy Amman temple (the only temple for Saraswathy amman in South India) is located at koothanur (near Poonth thootam) and about 25 kms. west of Karaikal town.
Koothanur is the birthplace of the Tamil poet Ottakoothar.There is another reason for the name of this place which is King Rajaraja Cholan gifted this village for koothan’s poem because he is a great poet. So this village is called Koothan + oor =Koothanur.
In India, Koothanur became an important tourist spot. Vijayadhasami festival is celebrated in Koothanur which is one of the most important festivals in this temple. Before appearing the examinations or admission of schooling, the pupils are paid a visit and worship the learning goddess Maha Saraswathy for their success.
How to Reach:
The nearest airport is Thiruchirapalli (160 kms.) and Chennai ((300 kms.)
Train facility is available in between Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur.
Well connected by roads. It is placed in between Mayiladuthurai and Thiruvarur. The Bus stopping is Poonthottam.