Karavera Nathar Temple, Karaveram, Thiruvarur
Karavera Nathar Temple is a Hindu temple located at Karaveram Village in Thiruvarur District of Tamilnadu. The presiding deity is Shiva called as Karavera Nathar / Brahmapureeswarar. Mother is called as Pratyakasha Minnammai. Unmarried women pray at the temple in order to get married. This Temple is also called as Brahmapureeswarar Temple. This place is called as Karaiyapuram / Vadakandam / Thiru Karaveeram. Sambandar, Sundarar and Thiru Navukkarasar have sung hymns in praise of the temple. This is the 208th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 91st Sthalam on the south side of River Cauvery in Chozha Naadu.
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The temple is facing east without Rajagopuram. Lord Shiva in the temple is a Swayambumurthy. Presiding Deity is called as Karavera Nathar / Brahmapureeswarar. Mother is called as Pratyakasha Minnammai. Moola Lingam, the Ambal and the temple itself are all big in size. Both Moolavar and Ambal are facing east. Moolavar Vimanam is little taller like Rajagopuram. Sthala Vriksham is Sevvarali - Red flower plant. Theertham is Anavaradha Theertham / Brahma Theertham. Vinayaka of the temple is praised as Lord Raja Ganapathy. It is considered sacred for the ladies to water the Sthala Vriksham Pon Alari and worship Brahmapureeswarar on New Moon days.
Temple Opening Time
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Every new moon day is a festival day in the temple. Also, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January; Maha Shivarathri in February-March and Panguni Uthiram in March-April are grandly celebrated in the temple.
The shrine is praised by the three celebrated Saivite Saints, Sambandar, Thirunavukkarasar and Sundarar. This is the 208th Devaram Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalam and 91st Sthalam on the south side of River Cauvery in Chozha Naadu.
On new moon days, women water the Sthala Vruksha – sacred tree near the Samadhi of Sage Gautama and worship Lord Brahmapureeswarar then in the hope that their marriage would be materialized before next new moon day. Devotees stay in the temple for a night and worship the Lord next day to overcome various hardships they face in life. Realizing their wishes, devotees perform abishek to Lord offering vastras.
Sri Brahmapureeswarar Temple,
Tirukannamangai Post - 610 104,
Phone: +91 – 4366 – 241 978
The Temple is located at about 9 Kms from Thiruvarur, 2 Kms from Thirukkannamangai, 34 Kms from Kumbakonam and 113 Kms from Trichy. Karaveeram is located on Thiruvarur - Kumbakonam route. The devotee has to get down at Vadakandam Bus Stop to reach the temple. Vadakandam Bus Stop is around half a Kilometer from Temple. Nearest Railway Station is located at Thiruvarur and Nearest Airport is located at Trichy.