Sri Karumanickam Perumal Temple - Karumbur


Lord Vishnu has been propitiated by our Alwars in Thirvaimozhi and
Nachiar Thirumozhi by various names. One among them is
Karumanickam. "Karu" means the stigma of life and also black.
Manickaam is a precious stone possessed by snakes. Karumanickam
perumal is a manifestation of Lord Krishna.
The Pallavas built a temple for Karumanickam Perumal in Karumbur.
Karumbur is a small quiet village filled with greenery. The temple
is between a wide lake and green fields. The inscriptions on the
rocks prove that the Pallavas built the temple. There is a very
strong association between Stala Sayana Perumal in Mahabalipuram and
Karumanickam Perumal. In both these temples, Masi Magam is performed
with a great grandeur. Annadhanam is done during Masi Magam. The
Britishers removed the original temple and moved it besides the
lake.
The salient features of this temple are Lord Vishnu is with Sridevi
and Bhoodevi in the sanctum. The Lord is seen with his Abhayahastam.
The sanctorum is outside the mandapam with granite walls. Sri Ramar
Patabishekam, Sri Ranganathar, Sri Ramanujar and 12 Azhwars are
sculpted here. Due to natural disasters, the temple remained
roofless for many years. The local people later performed
kumbabishegam in 1995. This event is mentioned in the ancient
manuscripts. Few people from Madurai found these manuscripts and
visited the temple.
Location : This small village is situated near Singaperumal kovil in
Chengalpattu district. This village is close to Maraimalai Nagar
Lake and Ford factory. Every year Lord Narasimha from Singaperumal
kovil visits this village for Paarivettai on Vijayadasami. The
villagers donated 6 acres of land for Singaperumal for celebrating
Paarivettai. Singaperumal comes with pomp and splendor on his return
anadhanam is performed.

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There is also a Shiva Temple, which is 1000 years old. After
performing the kumbabishekam for Karumanickam perumal, the villagers
have prospered by doing some cottage industry work. Many of them are
involved in embroidery clothes. There are many factories that have
come near the village.
In the same village there is another small temple called Yellaiamman
temple. This deity is the village guard and she has done many
wonders for the local people.
Our request is people who go to Singaperumal temple, should also
visit Karumanickam perumal temple. When more people visit, the
shrine gets more power to help the poor and needy. We just hope and
pray that the lord bestows more on the local people and the village
for them prosper and have peace of mind



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1. Well written Article.
2. The authour of this article is not signed under his article (not mentioned
his name) by which it becomes like a "Mottai Kaduthasi".
3. But the given matters are very interesting.
4. He / She might have included some photo graphs and route maps.
5. We can expect more information about this Khesthram from some of our members.
Thanks for the Article.
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