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Location and How to reach:
Thirukaravasal can reached via the Tiruvarur to Thiruthiraipoondi road at about the 20 km take a left at Thirukaravasal and this temple is on the main road
Legends and Stories:
The lord gave vision to a blind girl during the kumbhabishekam hence he is also known as Netrapureeshwarar or Kannayiranathar.
The vinayaka here is known as Kadukai vinayagar as he once changed the Jadikkai crop of a trader to kadukkai as the trader lied it contained kadukkai. Realising his mistake he prayed to the vinayakar for redemption and was granted the same
There are two theerthams and a bath in the Sesha theertham and some herbal medicine given in this temple helps vision problems. Patanjali, Indra Surya have prayed to the lord here.
The Emerald Lingam is Adi vidaangar and the dance is Kukkuta natanam like a Cockerel
The Ambal Kailasa nayaki is said to have descended from Kailasa here and there is a stone etching of the same in front of the sannidhi she descended in the ardhanari state so each foot is different
The temple has inner praharam with the shivan sannidhi and the Thyagaraja sannidhi next to each other facing east.The ambal sannidhi is on the right facing South
The Main nethrapureeshwarar below pic from Dinamalar.com
The Koshta vigrahas are exquisite especially the Dakshinamurthy
Ambal Sannidhi from Dinamalar.com far below is the Kadukkai vinayakar