After taking the role of Kali, Neeli, Kortavai, Thusta Nikraha Sourbini Devi Karumari appears as a tranquil person - ocean of mercy and blesses evey one.
This is the temple where Devi Karumari rules and blesses us with what we pray. She appears as karpaga tharu (heaven tree) and Kamadhenu (celestial cow).
After worshipping Gaumari, Maheswari, vinayagar and Ekambarar in the first corridor you can enter the sanctum - sanctorium.Now you can see the head of Devi Karumari alone, Her body being submerged. Five headed Cobra and hot fire can be seen shining over the head. Her eyes are full of love and mercy. Here She is self begotten. Rays from her eyes hammers success and she sits with pride. We feel enthralled.There is glowing fire in her crow with Five headed cobra ; golden flame in the eyes; nose rings and thali shine. Our Nayagi Eswari is seating with sathurpujam.
She holds tapper drum in the upper most right hand; snake wounded around it. trident in the left hand sword in the right lower hand; skull in the lower left hand; accepts white neem as divine sacred tree of the place. We feel enthralled on seeing her face. Our inner feeling gets aroused and we start praising her.In the array of Kanchi Kamachi, Kasi Visalakshi and Madurai Meenakshi, Karumari of Thiruverkadu also finds a place by Her grace and by Her blessing to Her devotees.
The Raja Gopuram (temple tower) at east is looking beautifully and majestically. After crossing the east Raja Gopuram, you can see a grand corridor around sanctum - sanctorum. The flag staff and alter are the only items in this corridor. This is second corridor. Sanctum sanctorum of Devi Karumari is inside the first corridor.
Let us first worship Devi Karumari to remove all the evils that are with us right from the day of fetus in our mothers' womb. In the Second corridor to the left side of Raja Gopuram, Navagraham (Nine Planets) are installed . These planets will protect the devotees from the evils. The festival idol (utchavar) of Devi Karumari with great love and mercy is installed there.
If you move from this second corridor to the third corridor you eyes will enlarge in wonder. Like the mercy of mother the third corridor is also broad and big. There are 13 sannidhis in this corridor. Valampuri vinayagar, Nagar, Angala Parameswari, Uchista Ganapathy, Prethyengara Devi, Gayathri, Maha Lakshmi,Meenakshi, Kamachi, Visalakshi, Raja Rajeswari, Savithri, Valli - Deivayani - Subramanyar, Byravar and Thurgai idols are installed there.Let us see the vasantha mandam(spring hall) in the third corridor. In that hall only Devi Karumari is being decorated and installed during Navarathri festival. To remove oscillations in our life she is placed in a swing.
There is a big tank in front of the temple. You can see flocks of fishes wade through water. The float festival of Devi Karumari is usually conducted here.This tank has neat and perfect steps. This is the tank formed by Lord Muruga as per wishes of Devi Karumari and is called Thiruchamber Poigai.Those who take bath in the tank by early morning on sundays, drink cold water along with sacred ash and wear the ash on the body will have wealth and education. Other auspicious days for bathing and the respective benefits are as follows.
|Sundays in the month of Adi||Can live long years|
|Full Moon day in the month of Masi||Will have Child|
|New Moon day in the month of Masi||Can win the enemies|
|Sundays in the month of Thai||Perennial evils will go|
|New Moon day in the month of Thai||Diseases will go witch craft setting of evil sprit will ran away|
|Full Moon Day in the month of Thai||The benefit of taking bath in many holy rivers sin will go away|
|Poosa Natchatriram, Arivaram in the month of Thai||Can have rare wealth|
|Poora Natchatram in the month of Adi||Expertise in speech & fine arts will come to you|
|Full Moon in the month of Chittirai||Full wisdom will come to you|
|Full Moon in the months of Purattasi and Iyypasi||To become saint|
|Navarathiri days||Expertise in art equals to Adi seshan. Can attain rare wisdom|
As part of Brahmotchavam float festival is conducted in this tank for 3 days.
This Place will give many auspicious and happy things and erase away inauspicious things. As a total embodiment of auspicious qualities here you can see the marriage pose of god. Those who take bath in Velayutha Theertham will get cured of Leprosy and other diseases.