Naramuga Vinayagar or Adhi Vinayagar Temple is in Muktheeswarar temple at Thilatharpanapuri which is near by Koothanoor in the Mayavaram Tiruvarur road.
It is also known as Sethalapathy. The Vinayagar with human face is known as
The speciality of this temple is the Vinayakar found is named as "Nara Mukha Vinayakar", which means He is found with ordinary human face instead of the elephant face. In this temple devotees are doing Thila Tharpana ritual which is the Hindu custom of Pithur Karmas.
The name Thilatharpanapuri comes from the two words 'Thil' meaning Gingely and 'Tharpana' is the hindu custom of performing Pitru karmas to ones ancestors.This temple is considered equivalent to Kasi or Rameswaram. Performing pitru tharpanam at this temple on the day of Amavasya is considered very special and this temple is considered as Mukthishetram.
Swarnavalli sametha Mukthiswarar temple is located at Thilatharpanapuri 2.6kms from Koothanur. Koothanoor is near Poonthottam which
is on Mayavaram - Tiruvarur Road. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with
the name Muktheeswarar and goddess Parvathi with the name Swarnavalli.
The shrine for Adhi Vinayakar (also known as Nara mukha vinayakar) is just outside the main temple. Here you can see Ganesha with a human head and hence the Naramukha vinayakar which was considered very special and famous about this temple. The Special pujas and homams to Adhi Vinayakar are done here during the occasion of Chathurthi festivals.
Events / Festivals
Maha Shiva Rathri and Ganesha Chathurthi / Ganesh Puja are the main festivals organized in this temple.