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Sri Thirukaarvaanar Temple is situated in ‘Thiru Kaar Vaanam‘, Kanchipuram district of Tamilnadu dedicated to Lord Vishnu and also one of the 108 Divya Desam Temples.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

The city of Kanchipuram is well connected with the other part of the states and it is few km from the Quadrilateral National Highway. There are frequent bus services from Chennai and it takes 2- 3 hours to reach. The Chennai Metropolitan and the state express transport operate the services.

Kanchipuram is connected with the southern part of the rail network and few trains are running through Kanchipuram. Suburban trains are running between Kanchipuram and Chennai beach on specified intervals.

By Air

Chennai,the nearest international airport, is situated around 75 km away from Kanchipuram. Both public and private transport facilities are available at the airport.


Sri Thirukaarvaanar Temple Kanchipuram

Temple Legend

The legend behind this Divya Desam is that Kaar, dark mists. The mists give the downpour to the world. Since Karunakara Perumal looks like as Kaar the blackclouds, Lord doesn't expect anything from his bhaktas yet just immaculate bhakti or dedication from them. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is associated with the sage named Kaaraha. It is said that the sage Kaaraha performed penance towards Lord Vishnu to obtain knowledge and he blessed with the knowledge by Lord Vishnu. The word ‘Kaar’ represents Black clouds, which gives rain to enrich the world. As a result, the Lord does not expect anything but only the true devotion towards Him. Sri Karunakara Perumal Temple is situated very close to Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Extra Information

Nearby Temple

Kanchi Kamakshi Devi Temple

Kailasanadhar Temple Sri Simha Dhakshinamoorthi Vyagrapuriswarar Temple

Madambakkam Sri Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple

Vaikunda Perumal Temple

Kachabeshwarar Temple

Kanchi Varadaraja Swami Temple

This temple is situated very close to Kamakshi Amman Temple and also located inside the temple premises of Ulagalandha Perumal Temple which houses four temples of ‘108 Divya Desam Temples’ on it own.

Timings and Events

7 A.M to 10 P.M


Brahmotsavam Festival – January or February

Vamana Jayanthi Festival – August or September

Navaratri Festival – October

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