This temple is located on Mettupalayam - Erode Main Road, 8 Kms from Avinashi.Karuvalur' refers to the holy place where rishi 'Sundaramoorthy Nayanar' meditated and 'Lord Shiva' heeded to the prayers and brought back the life of an infant. The child earlier drifted away by a crocodile came back unharmed. The name of this place (karuvalur) is related to the history of avinashi-shiva temple,while saint sundaramoorthy nayanar was praying to lord shiva to give back the dead child alive .His prayer was immediately,clouds formed and there was a heavy rain fall, after which the tank was full and the crocodile gave back the child alive.The place where the clouds formed was named karuvalur after this incident. The architecture of this temple is similar to the Nayakkar period architecture. A temple was built here to mark the incident.The temple symbolises the Nayakkar architecture. The uniqueness of this temple is that the Godess Mariamman's idol is depicted in standing position, while in other places it is in sitting position. It is believed that the Goddess cures ailments like Chiken pox, Eye diseases. The special feature of this temple is that the statue of the mariamman is in standing position, where as other mariamman statues are in sitting position. People in the temple area believe that the mariamman cure their chicken pox and all eye disease.
|1||Vizha Pooja||06:30 A.M|
|3||Uchikaala Pooja||12.30 P.M|
|4||Sayaratchai Pooja||06.00 P.M|
Morning : 05.00 AM To Evening : 08.00 PM
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