Thilatharpanapuri or Adhi Vinayakar Temple situated about 3 Kms from Koothanur ( Koothanoor is near Poonthottam which is on Mayavaram – Tiruvarur Road ). It is also known as "Sethalapathy". "Thil" means Gingely and "Tharpana" - performing pithru karmas. It is said that performing Tharpana in this sthalam is so sacred and special. Another speciality of this temple is the Vinayakar found is named as "Bala Nara Mugha Vinayakar", which means He is found with ordinary human face instead of the elephant face.
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