Thirukarugavur is the abode of Goddess Garbharakshambika and Lord Mullaivana nathar Garbharakshambika means “The Mother Who Protects the Womb”. The name of the place itself brings out the significance of the temple. A remarkable feature of the temple which distinguishes this temple from the innumerable other shrines of our land is that the Goddess Sri Garbharakshambika not only protects the unborn child, but also blesses people who long for a child, people who have pregnancy related problems and pregnant women who come to the temple praying for an easy delivery.
The temple is situated in Thirukarugavur which is a small village situated in Papanasam Taluka, in Tanjore District.
Tiruk- karugavur itself means -"The town where the foetus was protected".
The temple is located in a serene atmosphere along the banks of the river Vettaar, which
is a branch of the sacred river Cauvery
District: Thanjavur (Tanjore)
Ideal Travel Base: Thanjavur (Tanjore)
Thirukarugavur is in Papanasam taluka which is located on Thanjavur (Tanjore) - Kumbakonam road.
It can be reached from both Thanjavur (Tanjore)and Kumbakonam. Town buses are available from both places to take you to the temple.
Papanasam is about 20 kilometers east of
If you are traveling from Chennai, you have to take a train or bus to Kumbakonam and from Kumbakonam, there are buses going straight to Thirukarugavur where the temple is situated.
You can also rent a car locally for transport.
Among the numerous shrines in Tanjore District the temple at Thirukarugavur is a unique one. The presiding deities of the temple are Lord Mullaivananathar and Goddess Garbharakshambika. Lord Mullaivananathar is Lord Shiva himself and Goddess Garbharakshambika is an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvati is the embodiment of Shakti (Power). She has the power to give or empower and she is perhaps the most loved and undoubtedly the most giving of her love. In her we have the true celebration of Hindu womanhood.
STORY OF GODDESS GARBHARAKSHAMBIKA SAMETA SHRI MULLAIVANA NATHAR
garbha rakshambika sloka
garbha rakshambika stotram
GODDESS GARBHARAKSHAMBIKA SAMETA SHRI MULLAIVANA NATHAR
Thirukarugavur is the abode of Goddess Garbharakshambika (Sri Karparakshambigai or Garbharakshambikhai or Garbharakshambigai)