Legend of Rathnapureeswarar Temple
An interesting legend associated with the temple states that once a Chola king, Ratnendra Chola thought of dividing diamonds present in the treasury with his brother. He was however, not able to reach a compromise. At this point, Lord Shiva is thought to have appeared before them in the form of a diamond merchant and helped them with their job.In appreciation and gratitude, Ratnendra Chola constructed the temple.
Rathnapureeswarar Temple celebrates the festival of Kotpuli Nayanar Guru Puja on Jeshta day in Aadi i.e. during July-August. Besides, the temple also celebrates other festivals associated with Lord Shiva.
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