kshetra has a long legend and is connected with many celestials,
like Brahma, Vishnu etc. During the worship of Brahma, the Sivalinga
revealed five distinct colours and hence the Lord is aptly called
Panchavarna Nathar. The sage Udanka was also blessed with the unique
sight of the Sivalinga in five colours. Here occurred once a miracle
that shocked one and all gathered - an ordinary cock defeated a big
elephant in a fight, and since then this place is called Koliyur.
This kshetra was visited by Kasyapa Mahamuni with his wife Kadruva
and worshipped the Lord. Among other celebrities who adored the
Lord, Karkotaka is found in the Sthalapurana list. It is the birth
place of a Saiva bhakta; called Chola. And Moovendar also
visited and offered prayers. It is big temple with many minishrines
for all the adorable deities.
lies 2 km off Trichy commanding all facilities.