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Thiru Kaaragam - Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple



Thiru Kaaragam - Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is Located in Kanchipuram,TamilNadu.This Hindu Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This holy Temple is one among 108 Divya Desam.

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.



Thiru Kaaragam, is one of the 108 divya desam temples situated in Kanchipuram. This temple is within the Thiru Ooragam (Ulgalantha Perumal) temple.

The legend behind this divya desam is that Kaar, black clouds. The clouds give the rain to the world. Since, Karunakara Perumal resembles as Kaar the blackclouds, Lord doesnt expect anything from his bhaktas but only pure bhakthi or devotion from them.

Temple location: In the heart of the Kanchipuram town and on way to Kamatchi Amman temple.

Temple Timings : The temple is open from 6:00 AM till 12 noon and from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm

Moolavar  : 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.

Do & Don't

Do & Don't


  • Do pray your Ishta Devata before pilgrimage to Temple.
  • Do contact Temple Devasthanam information centre for enquiry, temple information and for Pooja details etc.
  • Do reserve your travel and accommodation at Temple well in advance.
  • Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple.
  • Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
  • Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
  • Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
  • Do respect religious sentiments at Temple.
  • Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only.

Don't s:

  • Do not come to Temple for any purpose other than worshipping of God and Goddess.
  • Do not smoke at Temple.
  • Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple.
  • Do not eat non-vegetarian food in the Kshetram.
  • Do not approach mediators for quick Darshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others.
  • Do not carry any weapon inside the temple.
  • Do not wear any head guards like helmets, caps, turbans and hats inside the temple premises.
  • Do not perform Sastanga Pranama inside the Sanctum Sanctorum.
  • Do not take much time while performing Sparsa Darshanam to God in Garbhagriha.
  • Do not buy spurious prasadams from street vendors.
  • Do not encourage beggars at Temple.
  • Do not spit or create nuisance in the premises of the temple.

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