Main God :

Arulmigu Devi Karumariamman

Location : 

Arulmigu Devi Karumari Amman Temple

   Sannathi Street,


Pincode – 600 077.

Festivals : 


The temple will be opened till the mid night on 31st December to welcome the New year where ceremonial & ritual poojas will be performed. Special and Free darshans are available for the convenience of the devotees. Bus facilities and distribution of prasathams are also arranged.


Since 1995 this ceremonial festival is performed for 19 days during the month of Thai(Tamil month). Beautifully decorated Goddess Devi Karumariammn is taken on different mounts for procession through streets. Last 3 days are the very auspicious days in which Theppa Utchavam (Tank Festival) is held. The ardent devotees of Devi Karumariamman participate in these festivals and offer their donations.


Yega Thina Latcharchana is performed on the day of Thaipoosam every year. Latcharchana is performed for three days during Chitra Poornima (Full Moon Day in the month of Chitrai) in which the devotees take part very actively and get the blessings of Goddess Devi Karumariamman.


Beautifully decorated Devi Karumariamman is taken with rituals to Chennai beach where she takes sea bath. From there she will offer blessings to her devotees. The scene of darshan is simply marvelous to look at. The Goddess will be taken back to temple in the evening.


Devi Karumariamman will Bless her devotees on the eve of Tamil New Year . The Goddess will be decorated with flowers and golden ornaments.


On the eve of Vaigasi Visagam at the sannidhi of Lord Srinivasa Perumal, Garuda Seva will be performed in a beautiful manner. Lord Perumal will be taken for procession through streets.


Aadi Festival (Aadi Peruvizha) will be celebrated continuously for 12 weeks from last Sunday of Aani month(Tamil Month) in a grand manner in which Classical Music, Bharathnatyam, Devotional speeches are organized. On the 9th Sunday Devi Karumariamman will be taken out by way of Car festival.


On the day of each Poornima and during the Navarathiri days Kuthuvizhakku Pooja will be performed by 108 sumangalies (married women). In all the nine days the Goddess will be giving Dharshan to her devotees with different costumes.


During the month of Karthigai (Tamil Month) the Kanda Sashti festival will be celebrated in a grand manner for six days, wherein special poojas and bajans will be taking place. On the seventh day Soorasamharam (destruction of Soora, a historic event) will be performed. On the Eighth day of the Kanda Sashti festival Thirukalyana Utsavam (ceremonial wedding function of Lord Muruga) will be performed.


As poojas are performed in other temples during the month of Margazhi (Tamil Month) even in this temple special poojas are being done in the early mornings of Margazhi.


Common Feasts are arranged on 15th August (Independence Day) and on 3rd February (in memory of Aringar Anna, former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu) every year.

Workship Timing : 

Sundays          04:00 AM – 10:30 PM

Other days  05:00 AM – 09:30 PM

History : 

 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.
     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.
     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.


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