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Sri Mullaivana Nathar Temple, Thirukarukavur 

This is a seventh century Shiva temple praised in the hymns of Saints Tignanasambandar and Tirunavukkarasar-Appar.

Majority of the devotees praying to Mother Karukatha Nayaki are women longing for a child after years of marriage. Many pray for safe delivery. Those facing menstrual and uterus problems and whose marriage is delayed pray to Mother for cure and happy results. Those suffering from skin diseases pray to Lord Mullaivana Nathar offering Punugu Chattam – a cosmetic paste. This practice is followed even now as experience proves the effect. Others pray for mental peace, job opportunities, progress in trade and promotions in positions.

The main prayer commitment followed is the offering of Punugu Chattam to Lord Mullaivana Nathar on each Pradosha days of the full moon fortnight. Devotees offer rice, fruits, jaggery, sugarcandy, money etc. equal to their weight, a commitment called Tulabaram. Devotees perform abishek with rice flour, turmeric, cosmetic powders, milk, curd, green coconut, pachamirtham, sandal and honey and archanas to Lord and Mother and offer vastras. On Sundays of Karthikai month (November-December) abishek to Lord is performed with 1008 conches. As the presiding deity is in the form of anthill, it is covered with a bowl – Kuvalai in Tamil – for the abishek. Devotees offer nivedhanas to Lord and mother and distribute the same to other visiting devotees. They also contribute to the temple renovation fund.

Speciality of Sri Mullaivana Nathar Temple, Thirukarukavur

Devotees do cleaning of the steps with ghee for auspicious conclusion of marriage proposals. Women do it before the shrine of Ambica and draw Ranglori with archanas for wedding and child boon. Realizing their wish, they tie cradles and offer Tulabaram. Women not having a child even after years of marriage are offered a ghee dedicated to Ambica with Mantras and placed at the feet of Mother Karukatha Nayaki. They have to consume it for 48 nights continuously. Though the husband fails in the procedure, the wife should scrupulously follow this condition. There is no diet condition while taking this ghee by women. The woman will conceive shortly. The temple offers a puja castor oil for the pregnant women placed at the feet of Mother which they have to apply on the stomach during the labour pain time for safe delivery of the child. This oil is applied on pregnant women even when they feel pain naturally at some times during the period.

Opening Timings

The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Festivals at Sri Mullaivana Nathar Temple, Thirukarukavur

Address & Contact Details of Sri Mullaivana Nathar Temple, Thirukarukavur

Sri Mullaivana Nathar Temple, Tirukaruhavur – 614 302, Thanjavur district.

Phone Number: +91- 4374 -273 502, 273 423, 97891 60819

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  1. Anonymous says:

    thirukakavure temple for child dosam

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