This Garbarakshambigai temple is located in Papanasanam taluk of Thanjavur district of Tamil Nadu state. It is twenty kilometres away from the famous town of Kumbakonam on the Thanjavur – Kumbakonam route. The village of this field is known there as Thirukkarugavur. Sri Mullaivananathar Temple with Sri Garbarakshambigai is a magnificent temple located in Tamil Nadu. The main deities in this temple are Sri Garbarakshambigai Amman and Sri Mallaivanathar. The glory of the field is reflected in the name of this field. Garbarakshambigai means Amma who protects the baby in the womb and the pregnant mother. Lord Parvati is the great grandmother who is called Garbarakshambika Amman here. Goddess here not only looks after pregnant women but also childless couples.
Along with Amman, Lord Shiva is known as Sri Mallaivanathar in this same field. Mullaivananathar means Mallikarjuna Swamy. Devotees believe that by worshipping Swami here, any skin diseases will be cured.
Garbarakshambigai Temple Timings:
05:00 am – 12:30 pm in the morning
04:00 pm – 08:30 pm in the evening
Margashira Month (December 16 to January 13)
04:30 am – 12:10 pm in the morning
04:00 pm – 07:30 pm in the evening
Garbarakshambigai Temple History:
Formerly a sage named Nidhruva lived here in an ashram along with Dharmapatni Vedika. When they used to worship Lord Shiva and perform Vihita Karmacharan, the couple used to spend time happily. But the only problem they have is childlessness. Both of them especially worshipped Lord Parvati and Lord Shiva for procreation. One fine day the sage was conceived. One day Naidhruva goes out to meet Lord Varuna. Then the sage is in the third quarter.
When the birth was to take place in a few days. One day when Nidhruva Maharshi was out, a sage named Urthvapadu came to the ashram. By that time Vediki, who was tired with housework and resting, didn’t notice that he had come and did not show hospitality to Maharishi. Enraged by that, Urthva Pada curses her not knowing that she is pregnant.
With that curse she starts suffering from a strange disease. Consequently, not only her body parts but also the unborn child starts being eaten away. Immediately she is suffering from aarti and prays to that goddess Parvati who is the embodiment of all auspiciousness.
Mother Avyajakarunamurti appeared immediately and saved the foetus by placing it in a sacred pot. The baby saved in this way grows up in that pot and a beautiful child is born. His name is Naidruvan. Then the baby born will be nursed by Kamadhenu (Cow) and satisfy his hunger. In the meantime, Nidhruva Maharishi, who reached the ashram, was very happy and prayed to Shiva Parvati to stay here and grant protection to those who take refuge in you for generations to come. Lord Shiva parvati who were blessed by the sage’s prayer are known as Garbarakshambika and Mullaivanathar in this place. Still, with the grace of Amman, pregnant women who visit this place have a very good delivery and give birth to good children.
Garbarakshambigai Temple Pooja Details:
Blessed Ghee for pregnancy – Rs 250/-
castor Oil for safe & easy delivery – Rs 200/-
Punugu Sattam For Health – Rs 100/-
Abhishekam – Rs 700/-
Kattlai Archana For 1 year – Rs 500/-
Niranthara Kattlai Archana (LifeTime) – Rs 5000/-
Sandana Kappu (Sandalwood Paste Offering) – Rs 10,000/-
Thanga Thottil – Rs 550/-
Annadhanam (For 50 Persons) – Rs 1500/-
Annadhanam (For 100 Persons) – Rs 3000/-
Procedure of Pooja:
Those who are childless are given ghee that has been enchanted by Lord Shiva, and if both the couple consume it before going to bed for forty-eight (48) days, they are sure to conceive soon.
Pregnant women are given enchanted oil (castor oil) kept near Shiva Parvati. Applying this oil on the abdomen of a pregnant mother as soon as the pains start, will result in a healthy delivery for both the mother and the baby without any problem. (Even if pregnant women cannot go to this temple at that time, their husband or any relative can visit this Temple and make a will in her name and get this oil.
Special features of the temple:
Lord Shiva who is here as Mallaivanathar is Swami who shines as Swayambhu. This is one of the sixty-four Kshetras where Shiva shines as Swayambhu. Here the Shiva lingam is made of putta mannu(Sand) therefore the lord is not anointed here with water, but only with jasmine oil. This field is also known as Madhavi field. Madhavi means Jasmine in Sanskrit. Another special feature of the temple is that every year in the Tamil Phalguna month, the moon’s rays fall on the Shivalinga on the full moon. It was a wonderful sight. Here Karpaga Vinayakar and Nandiswara also appeared as Swayambhu. Sri Subrahmanyaswamy’s shrine is also present in this temple.
Garbarakshambigai Temple Accommodation:
The temple’s management does not currently provide rest homes.
Garbarakshambigai Amman A rest home run by Thirumathi is called Seva Maiam. Prof. Jayam Kannan
How to Reach Garbarakshambigai Temple
The nearest airport is at a distance of 85 km at Tiruchirappalli.
The nearest railway station is Papanasanam at a distance of 6.5 km.
The temple is easily accessible from Thanjavur. Buses 24, 34, 16 and 44 pass through this temple.
The temple can also be reached from Kumbakonam. Bus number 11 and 29 pass by this temple. The temple is located midway between Thanjavur and Papanasana.
Garbarakshambigai Temple Address:
Garbarakshambigai Temple,Therkku Vasal, Thirukarukavur, Papanasam, Tamil Nadu 610001
Garbarakshambigai temple official website:
garbarakshambigai temple online booking – People can order garbarakshambigai temple ghee online through official website. http://garbaratchambigaitemple.org/online-booking-form/
Garbarakshambigai temple phone number – 088700 58269
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