Sri Karapuranathar temple is located in the village named Uthamacholapuram, in the district of Salem, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this shrine is Karapuranathar (thirichuramudayar) (Lord Shiva) and his consorts are none.
The holy tree of this shrine is none. The holy water of this shrine is Krupa Theertham. The agamam or pooja of this shrine is known as Kameeyam. This shrine is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Cholapuri, Karapuram.
It is the most sought after temple in this district and south India. It is an ancient Hindu temple that is largely dedicated to Lord Shiva. Most of the pujas, rituals and homams are conducted according the Vedic tradition plus rules and regulations. South India pilgrimage trip includes this particular shrine too in its list of must visit shrine. It is to be highly noted that every year, more than a thousand devotees and pilgrims visit this particular shrine during all the auspicious days and religious important days.
The shrine is thronged by pilgrims and devotees on Maha Shivarathri day from far and near of the district and rest of the state. Shivarathri is largely celebrated in grand and festive manner in this shrine with the active participation of pilgrims and devotees. On religious auspicious days and festive days, the shrine remains open throughout the day for devotees and pilgrims. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all.
Address: Sri Karapuranathar Temple, Uthamacholapuram, Salem district. Tamil Nadu