Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Karuvalarchery Temple Near Kumbakonam for Childbirth Blessings

Karuvalarchery is at a distance of 15 Km from Kumbakonam. One has to travel in Kumbakonam Valangaiman Mannargudi Road and take left. It is located 2 Km from Marudanallur. The Google Map location of the Temple is as follows, 


Agasthiar.org has detailed the significance of the Temple in their weblink below,


Karuvarchery houses Karuvalarnayagi or Akilandeswari Temple with Agastheeswarar Shiva form. The Tamil Name Karu-Valar-Nayagi refers to the devi form who blesses the devlopment of Foetus and ChildBirth Blessings for couples.

Karuvalarnayagi or Akilandeswari
Karuvalarnayagi is in Putru form and is a Swayambu moorty. Hence no Abhishekam is performed to Akilandeswari and only Taila Kappu or Oil application is made to her. She is said to have the entire creation developed as Foetus in herself. Hence she is covered with a cloth throughout the year. Only during Shivaratri and Navaratri days, devotees can have darshan of the Complete decorated form. The Photo below shows the complete form of Karuvalarnayagi on Shivaratri and Navaratri.

She is the Devi Form who is the causative force behind development of Foetus in all creatures in Eco System from ants to Elephants including Humans.

Prayer for Childless Couples 
Women wanting to be blessed with children apply Cow Ghee  to the Vasar Padi or Stone in front of Akilandeswari. Agasthya Vijayam, Tamil Spiritual Magazine details that the Vasar Padi is known as Mihra Pulam.

Then Women put a kolam with Rice Flour and apply turmeric to the same in Vasar Padi. This Prayer is known as Padi Mezhuguthal in front of Ambal Sannidhi. Turmeric is given as Prasad along with lemon after this pooja. The Turmeric is to be taken by women after the pooja and applied during bath on a regular basis. The Lemon juice made from the Prasad is to be taken by the couple.

Couples who have been blessed with children after praying here offer bangles to Akilaandeswari and cradle their child here.
Thotil/Cradle

Agasthya Maharishi
Agasthya Maharishi along with his wife Lopamudra devi have worshipped Agastheeswara here and a separate Sanndhi is seen for them along with Nagaraja, Nagakanni and Bhairava. Agasthiar.org details that woshipping in this Temple here blesses one with Guru Bhakthi

Lopamudra Sametha Agasthya Maharishi
 Agastheswarar Shiva Lingam 
Agastheeswarar Gopuram
Agasthiar.org has detailed a Powerful Sloka relating to the first appearance of Agasthya Maharishi which blesses one with good children and immense other benefits. Agasthiar.org weblink below details other benefits of reciting this sloka,


This Sloka was recited by Lord Shiva Himself when Agasthya Maharishi appeared from his Heart. The Sloka in Tamil is as follows,

அகத்தினுள் இருந்து அழகாய் ஆர்பாவித்து
எழுந்து நின்ற எண்ணிலா ஈசருக்கும் பட்டம் சூட்டி
எண்ணத்தில் கலந்து எண்ணத்தை சுத்தமாக்கி
அத்தனை சுத்தமும் அற்புதமாய் தேர்ந்தெடுத்த
என் மகனே அகத்தியா வா !!!

The English Lrics of the same is as follows,

Agathinul irundhu Azhagaai Arbhavithu
Ezhundhu Nindra Ennilaa Eesarukum Pattam Sooti
Ennathil Kalandhu Ennathai Suththamaakki
Aththanai Sutthamum Arputhamaai Therndheduttha
En Magane Agathiyaa Vaa!!

The Temple also houses Lakshmi Narayana Vishnu Form.
Lakshmi Narayana
Lakshmi Narayana temple adjacent to Siva Temple
Other Sannidhi in the temple are as follows,
Vinayaka
 Muruga
 Dakshinamoorty
 Naga Murthy in Goshta of Akilaandeswari
Gopuram
Anjaneya and Saneeswara