Sri Karpaganathar temple is located in the city of Karpaganathar Kulam, Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu and is about 1000-2000 years old. The place of worship is applauded in the Thevaram songs of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 109th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery lauded in Saivite literary works. Maha Shivrathri is commended remarkably in the temple in the month of February-March. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. what's more, from 5.00 p.m. To 8.00. devotees pray to Lord especially on Ashtami days – eighth day of new moon or full moon days and Wednesdays between 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 a,m. or between 1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m. covering Mercury Hora time., with a mix of Butter and Saffron to achieve their desires. Butter Prasad is very famous in this temple. It is said that Lord Sri Rama worshipped in this temple before taking up the construction of Sethu Bridge. Remembering this event, is the Sri Kodandaramar temple nearby. According to one story the ashes brought by a Brahmin to perform the last rituals for his father turned into a Kondrai flower at this place.
About The Deity
Sri Vinayaka graces in the temple in the name of Mangani Vinayaka.Lord Shiva graces in the form of a hexagonal Linga. This gives the hope the to the devotees that worshipping Lord Shiva in this form rewards them with eight kinds of assets from Mother Mahalakshmi such as wealth, grains, education, success in endeavours, children and the like.
Legend and Stories
A demon Karthikasuran by name worshipped Lord Shiva here and acquired many boons. As the Lord poured boons on him as the Karpaga tree (the tree will give anything to anyone if asked standing under the tree), he built a temple for the Lord and named Him Karpaganathar. Lord Karpaga Vinayaga worshipped Lord Karpaganathar and got the Mango.
Maha Shivrathri is celebrated grandly in the temple in the month of February-March.
Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambumurthy. Devotees seek boons for different needs. A suitable place for performing rituals related to ancestors. Realizing their wishes, devotees donate butter and worship the Lord.
This paadal petra sivasthalam is situated 15 Kms to the south-west from Tiruturaipoondi. Another paadal petra sthalam Idumbavanam is located nearby.
Sri Karpaganathar Temple,
Karpaganatharkulam-614 703, Via Thondiakadu,
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To perform rituals for ancestors
- To seek boons for different needs
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. ~ 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. ~ to