Sri Kotteeswarar Temple is located at Kottaiyur, in Kumbakonam
, Thanjavur District
. The temple deity is Sri Kotteeswarar with his consort Goddess Pandhadunayagi. It is believed that the name of the place emerged from a castor seed. The temple has a 60 ft high five-tiered gopuram
at the entrance with two prakarams. It also has the image of Manu needhi Cholan
near the second gopuram. A separate vimana
is there for Somaskandar. The inscriptions of 7th and 12th centuries are also found here.