The deities of God Karivaradaraja Perumal and God Kamalavalli are worshipped in the holy Karivaradaraja Perumal Temple which is located at Aragalur in Tamil Nadu. This temple is also known as Perumal Koil.
About the Temple
The deity of God Karivaradharja with his consorts Goddess Sridevi and Goddess Bhoodevi is enshrined in the sanctum of Nagadevi, facing the west. The devotees present Tirumanjanam to God Perumal, asking for rain in the region. The deity of Goddess Kamalavalli is enshrined in front of God Perumal’s shine while Goddess Nagadevi’s deity is enshrined adjacent to Goddess Kamalavalli’s shrine. The eagle vehicle of God Vishnu called Garudas is also installed in the temple. The Kamanadheeswarar Temple is constructed opposite this temple and deity of God Ashta Bhairavas is enshrined in it. The devotees can worship both God Vishnu and God Shiva simultaneously at this temple.
Legends and Stories
During the reign of King Rajarajan, the people living in this area were quiet happy due to the fertility of the land and soon stopped worshipping. God Vishnu then commanded the rain God named Varuna to stop his grace at the region so that there is no rain and the people learn their lesson. Soon there was a drought in the region leading to poverty and famine. The devotees then apologized and worshipped God Vishnu. The God then made the devotees realise that material wealth is not worth more than the devotion towards Gods. He then blessed the region again after the King apologised to the God and the people. The King then constructed this temple and named God Vishnu- Karivaradarajaperumal.
The festivals of Vaikunda Ekadasi and Navratri are celebrated in the temple. Every Saturday during the Purattasi month is celebrated in the temple.
How to reach Karivaradaraja perumal temple
Frequent bus service is available to reach the temple. The devotees can take a bus from Thalaivasal as it is only 7kms away from the temple and 68kms away from Salem.
The Attur Railway Station is nearest to the temple.
The airports of Chennai and Trichy are nearest to the temple.
Karivaradaraja perumal temple
Tamil Nadu 636101
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To correct the bad effects of rahu - kethu
- Removal obstacles from marriage plans
- Cure for stammering
- Removal of sins
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
The temple is open from 5am to 7:30am in the morning and from 6pm to 7:30pm in the evening.