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.

Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram

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About the Temple & Location:

This Divyadesam is also located inside Ooragathan Temple, Kanchipuram.

Sthlapuranam :

The Perumal in this sthalam is Karunakara Perumal. He is giving his seva on facing South direction, which is said to be the direction that belongs to the cool breeze. He is found along with Padmamani Naachiyaar and explaining to the world that he is the Megham (Clouds) which brings rain to this world to enrich the wealth of the world.

Without expectating any return, the clouds give the rain to the world. Since, Karunakara Perumal resembles as Kaar, the clouds, he doesnt expects anything from his bhaktas but he only the pure bhakthi from them.Since, the Perumal is not expecting from anything but only, the pure bhakthi and show Karunai (Courtesy), the Perumal is called “Karunakara Perumal”.

Sometimes, the sky doesnt gives rain. It will test the earth and finally gives rain for the earth to flourish. Like the same way, inspite of knowing the problems of bhaktas, he will test them whether they will continue their pure devotion to him. And after that, he will give all his blessings to them, thereby making them get out of their problems.

Moolavar and Thaayar:

The Moolavar of this Sthalam is Sri Karunakara Perumal. He is found in Standing position facing his thirumugham towards South direction.
Prathayaksam for Kaasha Maharishi.

Thaayar : Padmamani Naachiyaar, Ramamani Nachiyaar.

Mangalasasanam:

Thirumangai Alwar – 1 Paasuram.
Total – 1 Paasuram.

Pushkarani:

Akraaya Theertham.

Vimanam:
Vaamana Vimanam, Ramya Vimanam. Since Vimanam is so pleasant (Ramyam) the thaayar is known as “Ramamani Thayaar”