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Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple


Sri Kaaragam, is one of the 108 divya desam sanctuaries arranged in Kanchipuram. This temple is inside of the Thiru Ooragam (Ulgalantha Perumal) temple is one of the 108 divya desam temples situated in Kanchipuram.This Ulagalandha Perumal Temple houses four temples of ‘108 Divya Desam Temples’ on its own. They are named as ‘Thirukkarvaanam’, ‘Thirukaaragam’, ‘Thiruooragam’ and ‘Thiruneeragam’. Renowned Vaishnavite Saint Tirumangai Azhwar has sung the glory of Lord Perumal of the shrine in his Mangalasasanam hymns. His verses are lavishly rich in its spiritual content echoing his experience of Bhakti to Lord. Only an extraordinary brilliant scholar in the English language blessed with such spiritual knowledge in the Visishtadvaita philosophy can perhaps partially succeed in rendering the verses in English. This applies to all the 12 Azhwars. From their expressions, it is difficult to conclude whether they were in the heart of Perumal or Perumal had chosen to have His abode in their hearts.

About The Temple

Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple

Managing divinity of this temple is Lord Karunakara Perumal, situated on Adisesha, confronting towards the south course and the Goddess of this temple is Goddess Padma Mani Nachiyar likewise called as Vimanam (tower over the sanctum sanctorum) of Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is called Vamana Vimanam or Ramaya Vimanam. The Pushkarani (temple tank) of Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is called Akraya Pushkarani. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is celebrated in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the Vaishnava group, and psalms were sung by the holy person Thirumangai Azhwar. " Moolavar is known as Sri karunakaran facing the south. Thaayar of the temple is Padmamani Nachiyar also known as Ramamani Thayar. The temple is revered by the verses of Tirumangai Alvar. There are 3 other divya desams inside the temple - they are Thirukkarvaanam, Thiru Neeragam, Thiru Ooragam. The presiding deity of this temple is Lord Karunakara Perumal, seated on Adisesha, facing towards the south direction and the Goddess of this temple is Goddess Padma Mani Nachiyar also called as ‘Ramamani Nachiyar’. The Vimanam (tower above the sanctum sanctorum) of Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is called Vamana Vimanam or Ramaya Vimanam. The Pushkarani (temple tank) of Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is called Akraya Pushkarani. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is glorified in Nalayira Divya Prabandham, the Vaishnava canon, and hymns were sung by the saint Thirumangai Azhwar.

Legend and Stories

Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple

Neer, the water is the essential and vital component for every one of the things in this world to survive. To clarify this, the Perumal is giving his seva as The Perumal is additionally called as all the water surges towards the spot where there is a little score or gap. Like the same way, Emperumaan streams into the hearts of bhaktas and fill their spirit with bhakthi. Neer, the water is said to be cool in nature and gives the coolest endowments to his aficionados. Every single living thing need water to live and in the meantime, the body is additionally refined by water. By clarifying this, he tells both the Aathma and the human body to get refined and accomplish the Moksha, we require his assistance and the backing. Regardless of the fact that a little gap is found in the vessel, the water will stream in. indeed, even the little level of bhakti is found in the hearts of his bhaktas he will stream into us. In any case, in the meantime, in the event that we doesnt think and appeal to him, he will go out as the water which leaves the little gap found in the vessel. The water streams towards the greater part of the locales. It consider any raised terrains or the brought areas down to stream. In like manner, infront of Sriman Narayanan, all are one and there is no higher than the other.


Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple

This is one of 108 Divya Desas of Baghwan Vishnu. Perumal who scaled the three worlds by His foot appears in this temple with His right leg pressed to the ground and the left upward. Traditionally, the form is with left leg pressed to the ground and the right up.

Pooja Timings

Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
Kalasanthi Pooja – 800 a.m.
Uchikalam Pooja – 1200 p.m.
Sayarakshai Pooja – 600 p.m.
Irandamkalam Pooja -700 p.m.
Ardha Jamam Pooja – 1000 p.m.


Brahmotsavam Festival – January or February
Vamana Jayanthi Festival – August or September
Navaratri Festival – October
Vaikunda Ekadasi falling in Tamil Margazhi covering December-January in the full moon fortnight is grandly celebrated in the temple.The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 4.00 p.m to 8.00 p.m. Pooja

Nearby Temple

Kanchi Kamakshi Devi Temple
Kailasanadhar Temple
Sri Simha Dhakshinamoorthi Vyagrapuriswarar Temple
Madambakkam Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple
Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Kachabeshwarar Temple
Kanchi Varadaraja Swami Temple


Chennai, the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Both public and private transport facilities are available at the airport. Kanchipuram is connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains are running between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach on specified intervals. The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is few kms from the Quadrilateral National Highway. There are frequent bus services from Chennai and it takes 2- 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan and the state express transport operate the services.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Fame
  • Freedom from diseases
  • Wealth
  • Courage
  • Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
  • Relief from bondage

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.

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