Sri Karpaganathar temple is located in the village named Karpaganathar Kulam in the district of Tiruvarur, in the state of Tamil Nadu in South India. The primary deity of this temple is Karpaganathar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Balasundari.
The holy tree of this temple is Jack tree. The holy water of this temple is Vinayaka theertham. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is nearly 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Tirukadikulam.
According to the local legends, “The shrine is praised in the Thevaram hymns of Saint Tirugnanasambandar. This is the 109th Lord Shiva temple on the southern bank of Cauvery praised in Saivite literatures.” In the month of February-March, Maha Shivrathri is celebrated grandly in the shrine. Lord Shiva in the temple is a swayambu murthy. The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 12.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m for all the Hindus. In the name of Mangani Vinayaka, Sri Vinayaka graces in the temple.
It is to be noted that devotees and pilgrims seek boons for different needs in this temple. It is a suitable spot for performing rituals and pujas plus homam related to ancestors. It is to be remembered that after realizing the wishes and desires, devotees and pilgrims donates butter to the Lord. In the form of a hexagonal Linga, Lord Shiva graces the devotees and pilgrims. All the Hindus worship the Lord for getting as wealth, grains, success, children, education and success in all endeavors etc.