" Garbharakshambika
Sri Garbharakshambika-Thirukkarughavur
Main Deity - Sri Mullaivananathar
Goddess - Sri Garbarakshambigai
Sthala Virutcham - Mathavi
Theertham - Brahma Theertham
History:This is an ancient temple of God Shiva dedicated to Sri Mullaivananathar and Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman. Appar, Sundarar and Sambandhar, the three famous Nayanmaars have celebrated the glory of this temple in soul stirring verses.The temple of Garbarakshambigai is called by the name of Lord shiva here thousands of years back it was a garden of "Mullai" flowers.'Karu'means womb,'Ka'means save and 'oor'means village - Since womb is believed to be saved by the temple deity, the village is called Tirukarukavoor.
Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman blessed her ardent devotee Vedhikai to conceive and when Vedhikai almost lost her fetus, Goddess Garbarakshambigai came to her rescue, protected her fetus and blessed her for safe delivery.The remarkable feature which distinguishes this temple from the other shrines is that, Goddess Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman here'cures infertility'related problems to women, blesses them to 'conceive'and also helps them for safe and'trouble free delivery' .The lord shiva here has no holy bath as the statue is made of Ants mud and protected for all these thousands of years by applying "punugu sattam".If you offer punugu sattam to lord shiva in this temple,uncurable diseases will be cured.
Travel Information:The temple is located 6 km east of Papanasam, 20 km south east of Kumbakonam
Contact:The Executive officer,Sri Mullaivananatharswamy and Garbarakshambigai Amman temple,Thirukarukavur,Papanasam Taluk,Thanjavur District.Pin code: 614 302.
Phone:04374 - 273423
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