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Thirukkarambanur is situated in Uttamar
Koil (Bhikshaandaar Koil), a village located on the railroad between Tiruchirappalli
The Moolavar is Purushothaman in
Bujanga Sayanam facing East.
Thaayaar - Poorvadevi, Poornavalli.
The sthala vriksham is Vaazhai (Plantain)
Siva Peruman, had plucked off one
of Lord Brahma's heads because he had lied. But it was still a sin
& the skull got stuck to his hand. He got Mahalakshmi to give
him alms in the skull & was rid of his sins & doshams.
There are separate sannadhis for
Siva, Parvathi, Brahma, Saraswathi...
Since Lord Siva appears as Bikshaadanar
in this temple, the sthalam is also called Bikshaandar Koil.
Thirumangaialwar - 1399