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Sri Karuppanasami Temple


This holy temple of Sri Karuppanasami is almost 500 years old and is located at Thirumayam, Tamil Nadu. Thirumayam is a region situated in the Pudukkottai district.

About the deity

The deities of God Munnodi and God Chappani are worshipped in the temple. As per the devotees beliefs, the Gods are ferocious and do not forgive those who cheat or harm others. The wood is burnt before the deities during prayers and the devotees consider this ash sacred. The devotees either put this ash on their bodies or keep it in a room at home to cleanse it of any negativity. While worshipping at the temple, the devotees should not make noise or gossip and should not show their back to the deity. After taking ten steps backwards, the devotees should turn. The women are not permitted inside the temple and they must only worship from outside.

About the Temple

The deities of God Sri Anjaneya and God Sri Garuda are installed at the entrance of the temple, between the horse statues. Another idol of a dancing Devadasi and a monkey army is installed in the temple. The deity of Goddess Parvathi’s father Daksha graces the temple as God Prajan with a goat face. The statues of God Dundubi with his wife Dundumi are installed in the Munnodi Shrine. As per the beliefs, God Sri Agora Veerabadra protects his devotees from evil. Deities of God Muthurakku Amman, God Karuppusami, Goddess Angala Parameswari, God Ekamban, God Arasappan, God Pandaram and God Sanjeevi are enshrined in the temple.

Legends and Stories

As per legend, when God Sri Rama was returning to Ayodhya from Kanka, doshas were following him as he killed many enemies during the war. He had stopped near a tamarind tree to rest and the trees protected him even during the night. That sleepless tamarind tree is known as Urangapulli since then and its leaves do not shrink even during the nights. God Sri Rama was also protected by Karuppusami and other commanders named Thimmanan, Bommanan, Mandhira Murthu and Akasaveeran.


The festival of Sool Aadu is celebrated at the temple with great joy. A pregnant goat is brought into the temple during this festival.

How to reach Sri Karuppanasami Temple


Frequent buses are available till the temple from Thirumayam to Madurai Road.


The Pudukkottai Railway Station is nearest to the temple.


The Madurai Airport is nearest to the temple.

Temple Address

13, Annanagar St,
Tamil Nadu 622507


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

  • To get relief from effects of fate
  • Relief from the witchcraft effects caused by enemies
  • Protection from those attempting to harass them
  • Protection from cheats

Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha

Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.

Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi

Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.

Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam

Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).

Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te

Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.


The temple is open from 6am to 12am in the morning and from 4pm to 9pm in the evening.

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