Tiruvottiyur / திருவொற்றியூர்
Tiruvottiyur is a neighborhood in North Chennai administered by the Greater Chennai Corporation. It is part of the Tondiarpet division, located to the north of Chennai city. It is one of the 15 administrative zones in Greater Chennai Corporation. திருவொற்றியூர், Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Saint Pattinathar Tamil: பட்டினதார் was a Saivaite and a Spiritual leader. He was born to Sivanesa Chettiar and Gnanakalai. His father was a trader in Tiruvidaimarudur, Thanjavur district. His birth name was Swetharanyar after as epithet of Lord Siva of Swetharanyeswarar Temple. He was also called as Thiruvenkadar by the people. When he was five years old, he lost his father. Like his father, he spent money on Siva devotees and fed them daily. He was a trader and had enough wealth.