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Thiru Kaaragam ( Sri Karunaka Perumal)

Sri Karunakara Perumal (file photo)

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.

Thiru Kaaragam is inside the Ulgalanda Perumal temple

  Moolavar is known as Sri karunakaran facing the south.

Thaayar of the temple is Padmamani Nachiyar also known as Ramamani Thayar

The temple is revered by the verses of Tirumangai Alvar

There are 3 other divya desams inside the temple - they are Thirukkarvaanam , Thiru Neeragam , Thiru Ooragam.


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

How to reach?

Kanchipuram is around 75 kms from Chennai off the Chennai Bangalore highway via SriPerumbudur. It is well connected by several bus services from Chennai. There is a railway station in Kanchipuram with a few train services from Chennai in the mornings.

Where to Stay? There are many semi deluxe hotels in Kanchipuram
Other interesting places around Kanchipuram It is a temple town with 15 out of the 108 divya desams spread around here. Kanchi Sankracharya mutt is in the heart of the town.

Useful data
State: Tamil Nadu
District: Kanchipuram
Famous for: Pilgrimage,shopping for the world famous silk sarees,weaving
Languages: English,Tamil, Telugu
Best Season: Throughout the year. Summer( from May to July) could be very sultry when the mercury shoots to 40 degree celsius.
Weather: Summer 33-42°C, Winter 16-28°C
Altitude: Sea level


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