This Shivastalam is located 6 km south east of Kumbhakonam enroute to
is located nearby. Also nearby is the town of Ayinanur - home to Enaadinayanar.
Karukkudi is considered to be the 69th in the series of Tevara Stalams in
the Chola kingdom located south of the river Kaveri.
Rama, Bhramma and a king by name Sargunan are believed to have worshipped the Prithivi
lingam here. The same legend that holds at Rameswaram holds here too.
The presiding deity here is also referred to as Hanumadlingam. Shiva
is also referred to as Bhrahmapuriswarar and Parvati is also referred
to as Advaitanayaki, Kalyananayaki.
The Temple: This small temple with 2 prakamrams has a 70 feet high
Rajagopuram. Both the Shiva and the Ambal shrines face the east. Only 2 worship services are offered each day here. Sivaratri in the month of
Maasi and Mondays in the month of Kartikai are considered special here.