Sri Thirukaarvaanar Temple is situated in ‘Thiru Kaar Vaanam‘, Kanchipuram district of Tamil nadu dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples. This temple is situated very close to Kamakshi Amman Temple and also located inside the temple premises of Ulagalandha Perumal Temple which houses four temples of ‘108 Divya Desam Temples’ on it own. This Divyadesam is also found inside the Pragharam of Ooragathan Temple, Kanchipuram. The temple is loved by the Mangalasasanam psalm of Saint Tirumangai
This is one of the three sanctuaries inside of one temple positioning among the Divyadesas. There are three Divyadesas inside of this temple Tiru Ooragam, Tiru Neeragam and Tiru Karakam. It is said that excepting Tiru Ooragam, different sanctuaries were somewhere else before and were set together under one rooftop at a later period. Holy person Tirumangai Azhwar had incorporated all these Divyadesas in one Mangalasasanam psalm.
About the Temple
The managing god of this temple is Lord Sri Kalvar seen confronting towards the north bearing and Goddess of this temple is Goddess Komalavalli Thayaar. There is a different place of worship found for Goddess Aranavalli Thayaar. The Vimanam (tower over the sanctum sanctorum) of Sri Thirukkaar vaanar Temple is called Pushpaka Vimanam.The Pushkarani (temple tank) of Sri Thirukkaar vaanar Temple is called Gowrithadagam (Tharathara theertham) Pushkarani. Sri Thirukkaar vaanar Temple is celebrated in Nalayira Divya Prabandham , the Vaishnava standard, and songs were sung by the holy person Thirumangai Azhwar."
Thirumangai Alwar - 1 Paasuram. Total - 1 Paasuram.
Gowrithadagam (Tharathara theertham).
About the Deity
The Perumal found here is Sri Kalvar and he is found in Standing position facing West direction. Prathayaksham is for Gowri Parvathi Devi. The Thaayar found here is Komalavalli (Thamaraiyaal) Naachiyar.
Legend and Stories
The legend behind this divya desam is that Kaar, dark mists. The mists give the downpour to the world. Since, Karunakara Perumal looks like as Kaar the blackclouds, Lord doesnt expect anything from his bhaktas yet just immaculate bhakthi or dedication from them. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is associated with the sage named Kaaraha. It is said that the sage Kaaraha performed penance towards Lord Vishnu to obtain knowledge and he blessed with the knowledge by Lord Vishnu. The word ‘Kaar’ represents Black clouds, which gives rain to enrich the world. As a result, the Lord does not expect anything but only the true devotion towards Him. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is situated very close to Kamakshi Amman Temple.
Brahmotsavam – held in the months of January or February
Vamana Jayanthi – falls in the month of August or September
Navaratri – October
Ushathkalam Pooja – 7 a.m.
Kalasanthi Pooja – 8:00 a.m.
Uchikalam Pooja – 12:00 p.m.
Sayarakshai Pooja – 6:00 p.m.
Irandamkalam Pooja -7:00 p.m.
Ardha Jamam Pooja – 10:00 p.m.
Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Perumal and offering new vastras.
Nearby Places to Visit
Kanchi Kamakshi Devi Temple
Sri Simha Dhakshinamoorthi Vyagrapuriswarar Temple
Madambakkam Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple
Vaikunda Perumal Temple
Kanchi Varadaraja Swami Temple
Karvaanam is one of the 108 Divyadesas of Perumal. Perumal appears majestically blessing the devotees with his right leg pressed on the ground with the left up. Devotees pray here to develop human qualities and shed their egos.
Chennai is the nearest international airport, which is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Facilitating both public and private air planes at the airport.
Kanchipuram is well connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains run between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach at specific intervals.
The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is just a few kms from the Quadrilateral National Highway. Bus services are frequent and abundant from Chennai and it takes about 2 to 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan transport corporation and the state express transport operate the bus services.
Sri Trivikramaswami Temple,
Tirukovilur, Villupuram district,
Pincode - 605 757.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- 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.
7.00 am to 12.00 pm and 4.00 pm to 8.00 pm