Main God : Devikarumari
Deities : Lord Srinivasa Perumal, Devi Karumariamman
Location : Sannadhi Street,
Tamil Nadu 600 077
New Year Celebration – Mid night on 31st December
Brahmmootchavam – 19 days during the month of Thai(Tamil month).
Thaipooja Latcharchana and poornima Latcharchana – 3 days during chitra poornima in the month of chitrai
Aadi Festival – 12 weeks from last Sunday of Aani month
Kanda Sashti festival – Karthigai,Dhanur month pooja – Margazhi
Common Feast – 15th Augest (Independence Day) and on 3rd February
Masi Magam, Tamil New Year, Garuda Seva, Navarathiri Festivals
Worhship Timing :
Sundays – 04:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Othertimes – 05:00 AM – 09:30 PM
Pooja Timing :
Sunday – 05:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Othertimes – 08:00 AM – 11:00 AM – 06:00 PM
AMBIGAI WHO BLESSED THE SUN :
One of the sportive arts of Devikarumari. One day Devikarumari took the image of old nomadic lady and went to Sun to forecast his future. Without realising her as Devikarumari, He simply neglected her. Devikarumari immediately vanished. Sun has lost it’s brightness and its glory started declining. Realising his mistake He begged Devikarumari to forgive and excuse him. Sun also requested Devikarumari to celebrate Sunday as the day of Devikarumari. Devikarumari also accepted it. He also got permission from Her to pour on her sun rays twice in a year in the month of Panguni and Purattasi.
So Sunday is celebrated as the day of Karumari . We can happily witness the scene of sun rays falling on the head of Devikarumari twice in a year. Devikarumari made Narayanan Seat there.
Once upon a time Lord Thirumal came to Thiruverkadu to witness the grace rule of Umadevi. When Thirumal personally met his sister Karumari, she requested him “to seat there as Srinivasan of Thirumurai and assist Her and bless the devotees who worship Navagraham and stand towards southern direction”. He was happy and promised Her, that He would sit by her side and protect the position of Nine planets.Veda Viyasar was extremely happy to see Annai Parasakthi and Lord Venkatesan together.
MAHAMARI WHO GAVE TURMERIC
Two sisters by name Sundari and Sarathai were in the snake world. They were having enticing beauty and they could not get suitable bridegroom . To redress this grievance they performed pooja for Kali. Narathar came there and told them the time is ripe now; so go to Thiruverkadu pray Karumari and get Her blessings.
Devikarumari appeared before these sisters and instructed them “Children ! Take bath in the Sambar Poigai and drink turmeric water for one mandalam and pray Sakthi. Your grievances will be redressed and you will lead happy life”.As per instructions of Devi Karumari, both the sisters performed the pooja. At the end of one mandalam princess Sambu and Balan came there and saw Sundari and Sarathai. They fell in love with each other. Sundari married Sambu and Sarathai married Balan and they lived happily for long time.
Even now the turmeric of Devi Karumari blesses unmarried girls with bridegrooms and child for those who are not having children. Patients are relieved of their disease.
POORANI – EMERGED AS NEEM
Neem is capable of putting a fight against god of death ( Yeman). Neem leaves are slogans! They are diplomatic ! They cure many diseases !. They drive away many evils ! Devi Karumari has said “I am living in the neem leaves and it will give life”.People are getting neem leaves from Devi Karumari piously. Mantras uttered With neem leaves and cane drive away bad evils and the devotees get cured. Muthu Veera Swami.
Kasi city was ruled by Thulasirajan. His wife was Karpoora Valli. Both of them were very good couples and good in devotion to God. With the blessings of Parasakthi a male child was born to Karpoora Valli on Chittrai Full moon day. The king’s astrologer who wrote the horoscope for the baby told if the boy was brought up in the place, the king dynasty would end; country would face severe famine; the people of the country would die. Other astrologers also stressed the same.
Kathavarayan was born from the rays of Lord Siva’s third eye. Devi formed a garden on the banks of the river Ganga and appointed Kathavarayan as watchman. Once he took away the dresses of women who came there for bathing and so he was cursed by Devi Karumari . Because of that curse he had to take birth seven time. King also punished him to die on pointed stake (Kazhumaram). When he was about to die on pointed stake (Kazhumaram), he got relieved from the curse. Karumari took pity on him and instructed him to sit on the North east quarter side and bless all those who come to see her.
Celebrations are being held for Kathaveera Samy on Chittrai Full Moon Day. Kathaveera Samy is taken round the temple in glass tank which is the specialty of the function.