Welcome to Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman Temple

Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman temple is situated in Thirukarukavur (Thirukkarugavur), a small village in Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, South India. This is an ancient temple of God Shiva dedicated to Sri Mullaivananathar and Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman. Appar, Sundarar and Sambandhar, the three famous Nayanmaars have celebrated the glory of this temple in soul stirring verses.

The remarkable feature which distinguishes this temple from the other shrines is that, Goddess Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman here cures infertility related problems to women, blesses them to conceive and also helps them for safe and trouble free delivery.

Sri Mullaivananathar swamy is worshipped for better health and well being.

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Balalayam is an important ceremony before renovating a temple. Balalayam in Shri Mullaivananathar and Garbarakshambigai temple will be held on 20.02.2014.

If you want to participate in this renovation works pls informs us through our email eomullaivananathartkr@gmail.com .

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Importance of Garbarakshambigai temple:

Every couples dream is to become a parent. It is the next step in family life and at sometimes it may seem impossible for few. Trust in this Goddess. She makes it possible. She embraces all, with her compassion and fulfills a women wish to conceive and also helps carrying her baby to full term without any hurdles along the way.

History says that Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman blessed her ardent devotee Vedhikai to conceive and when Vedhikai almost lost her fetus, Goddess Garbarakshambigai came to her rescue, protected her fetus and blessed her for safe delivery. Numerous devotees who long for a child have been blessed by this divine mother. The uniform experiences of the people who have been blessed by this divine deity are testimony of her benevolence. Real life experiences from them have been posted in LETTERS FROM DEVOTEES page in this website. People from various countries and religions, who have difficulty in conceiving and delivery, pray to this divine Goddess for her benevolence and got blessed.

Sri Mullaivananathar Swamy is worshiped for better health. The Swamy here is swayambhu i.e, self manifested. Even today we can see the impression of mullai creeper over him. He is made up of hardened mud and there is no Abhishegam (Holy bath) for this God. Instead Punugu sattam is being offered on the Valarpirai Pradosham day, the 13th day after new moon(Sukla patcham Pradosham). This Punugu is believed to have healing power and it is being sent as prasadam for the peoples, who suffer due to incurable skin diseases, cardiac diseases and surgery.

The following poojas are performed in this temple.


1) Ghee prasadam pooja. (To conceive)
2) Castor oil prasadam pooja. (For Safe delivery)
3) Punugu sattam pooja.( For better health )
4) Abishegam.
5) Annadhanam.
6) Kattalai Archanai.
7) Nava kodi nei theepam (nine crores ghee lamps)
8) Sandana kappu.(Sandal Paste offering)
9) Thanga thottil
10) Thulaa-bharam
11) Ear boring and Head tonsure.
Details of each pooja have been explained in Poojas Page.

Worship timings

MorningEvening
5.30 am to 12.30 pm4.00 pm to 8.00 pm

For worship timings during the month of Marghazhi (Dec 16 to Jan 13) please visit Pooja timings page

Address for communication:

The Executive officer,
Sri Mullaivananatharswamy and Garbarakshambigai Amman temple,
Thirukarukavur,
Papanasam Taluk,
Thanjavur District.
Pin code: 614 302.
eomullaivananathartkr@gmail.com