Main God :

Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar

Location : 

Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple,

Kulithalai – 639 104,

Karur District.

Festivals : 

1. Aadi – pooram – 10 days

2. purattasi – navarathiri – 10 days

3. ippasi – kanthar sasti– 10 days

4. karthikai – somavaaram karthigaiel panjamoorthi purappadu – 4 days

5. margali – thiruvathirai– 1 day

6. thai – thaipoosam – 2 days

7. maasi – maasimagam pramoochavam – 10 days

8. panguni – uthiram – 1 day

Workship Timing : 

 6.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.
   5.00 P.M. to 9.00 P.M.


Saptha Kannikas, the Seven Virgins prayed to Lord Shiva to protect them from the sins caused by killing demon Doomralochana. Lord Shiva is believed to be their security in this place. He also destroyed the demon. Devotees consider Mother Chamundi here as Mother Durga. Hence, there is no special shrine for Mother Durga. Worships to Mother Durga are offered in Shiva shrine itself. Pujas during Rahukala time are performed to Lord Shiva and Mother Durga simultaneously. Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple

     Lord Shiva graces as Vamadeva Swyambu (facing north). Cauvery flows in front of the temple. Remembering the occasion of Lord Shiva granting darshan to the Saptha Kannikas, Lord visits Cauvery with Mother Ambica. Also Lords of 7 Shiva temples around the place visit Cauvery the same day, same time. It is a rare opportunity for the devotees to worship 8 Lord Shivas simultaneously. Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple

     The first part of Aipasi Tula Snanam (bathing in Cauvery in October-November is followed devotionally here with Kalai Kadambar (morning) Sokkar (midday) and Eengoinathar (evening) worships. Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple

     Simmam Thangum Guru Mandapam

Morning worship is considered very beneficial with multiple profits including the one of worshipping the Lord in Kasi in north. The place also has the reputation of being called Dakshina Kasi – Kasi of South.Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple

     Mother Muttrila Mulai Ammai graces from a shrine facing east. Paramanathar is the guardian deity of this shrine with his hand on the forehead in a saluting form. People perform abishek to Paramanathar with honey and offer porridge made of Pasi corn, praying Him to be a guardian of their houses too. Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple Arulmigu Kadamba Vaneswarar temple

History : 

Devas of the celestial world appealed to Mother Ambica to protect them from the atrocities of Demon Doomralochana. Mother took the form of Durga and fought with the demon. As his boons were very strong, he fought with equal might with Mother. Mother began to feel weak.

    Lord Shiva deputed Saptha Kannikas to fight him. The demon could not stand their force and hid himself in the hermitage of Maharshi Kathyayana.

    The virgins mistook the Rishi as the demon and eliminated him and thus incurred Brahmmahathi dosha – a sin that would make the sinner dark with a gruesome face. As advised by Ambica, they performed penance on Lord Shiva and got relieved of the sin when Lord granted them darshan from the Kadamba tree.

    The temple graced by Lord Anugnai Vinayaka has its Vimana – tower above the sanctum sanctorum – is of Tridala design. The Rajagopura has five tiers. Lord Shiva is facing north while Lord Dakshinamurthy on the Koshta (wall around the sanctum) is facing south.


 Lord Chandikeswara is facing west against traditional south and Lord Brahamma east against north.

    Lord Muruga with His consorts Valli and Deivanai are above the Navagrahas – the nine planets to facilitate worshipping of those affected by Mars planet adverse aspects.

     Lord Muruga is the deity of Planet Mars. There is also a separate shrine for Sani Bhagwan-Saturn.

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