Lord Shiva

In the Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva is the Destroyer and the most important one in the Holy Trinity, the other two being Brahma the Creator and Vishnu the Protector. Lord Shiva has always fascinated his followers by his unique appearance: he has not two but three eyes, has ash smeared all over his body, has snakes coiled up around his head and arms, wears tiger and elephant skin, leads a wild life in the cremation grounds far removed from social pretenses, and is known for his proverbial anger.

Lord Vishnu

He has four arms and is male: The four arms indicate his all-powerful and all-pervasive nature. His physical existence is represented by the two arms in the front, while the two arms at the back represent his presence in the spiritual world. The Upanishad Gopal Uttartapani describes the four arms. Title has been given since some of these facts may be shocking for someone, soothing for devotees and interesting for others. Some of these facts may be known to someone but unknown to other.

Lord Brahma

In Hinduism, Lord Brahma is the first god of the Trinity (Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh). He is the creator of the universe. But, he is not worshipped as Lord Vishnu and Shiva. There is only one temple dedicated to him, which is the Pushkar temple of Rajasthan. And many temples are dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. There is no corner of India where there are no temples of Vishnu and Shiva.

Karuvalarcheri Temple

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About Temple:

Karuvalarcheri is near Kumbakonam. It is 1 km from Marudanallur which is 12 km from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam – Valangaiman – Mannargudi route.

Karuvalarcheri is home to one of the most important temples of the Agasthiar Siddha Lineage – the Agasthiar Guru Padhuka Shakti Temple of Mother Sri Akilandeswari and Lord Agastheesvara Shiva.

Adjacent to this temple is the temple of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narayana, making Karuvalarcheri a wonderful Siva-Vishnu sacred spot.


Mother Sri Akilandeswari here is known as Karu Valarkkum Nayagi – the Goddess who blesses the foetus with growth. In other words, the Universal Mother in this temple gives the blessing of development to the foetus.

Thus this temple complements the famous temple of Garbha Rakshambika which is some miles from here. Mother GarbhaRakshambika is Karu Kaakkum Nayaki – the Goddess who protects the foetus. The Universal Mother in that temple gives the blessing of protection to the foetus. Thus pregnant women get the blessing of growth at one sacred spot and the blessing of protection at the other.

Meditate on these two specific blessings that these two sacred spots give to expectant mothers. Just thinking about this, one should bow down in gratitude to the Universal Mother’s compassion for us and Her meticulous attention to our varied needs.

Things To Buy:

1) ghee

2) beetlenut and leaves(vetrilai paaku)

3) turmeric

4) kumkum

5) 7 turmeric pods

6) agarbatti

7) camphor

8 )flowers.

Procedure :

It is suyambhu i.e formed by its own.and it is in the form of puttu, so is very powerful.Those who want children go to this temple and clean the steps with ghee and put a kolam and she helps them to form the baby.There is no abhishekam for amman only oil bath.Also this amman only face will be shown to the devotees.We can have the darshan of the full amman only on Sivarathri and Navarathri 9 days.All archana is done only to the moola sri chakra maha meru and sri chakram.

Steps To Follow in Karuvalarcheri Temple:

You need to bring 7 Vangala Manjal(Bengali Manjal) and a lemon.They will ask you to the padi pooja.The only difference is you need to apply a pinch of turmeric and kumkumam on the kolam and they will give seven manjal with the lemon.The lemon should be squeezed and made it to a juice level and can be mixed with salt/sugar and should be kept in a single glass and the couple should only consume it without fail.Remember to drink it in the smae glass.Same glass should be shared by husband and wife.

How To Use Manjal Given From Karuvalarcheri Temple:

As far as the manjal is concerned,One manjal will come for 3 weeks or so.Better buy a pumice stone or any other stone to just rub the manjal to get the turmeric substance out of it.This turmeric should be applied on the whole body except legs.You wash your body with a body wash/soap and apply the turmeric before your last rinse…The main condition is the turmeric should be used by that girl only.Nobody should use it on behalf of her.Turmeric should not be applied during the 5 days of the menstrual cycle.Turmeric should not be taken anywhere out of the house

How To Reach :

Karuvalarcheri is near Kumbakonam. It is 1 km from Marudanallur which is 12 km from Kumbakonam on the Kumbakonam – Valangaiman – Mannargudi route.


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