Karupparai Bhagavati Payanam

Karupparai Bhagavati, Payanam

Other Temples, Kanyakumari District


Karupparai Bhagavati Amman, facing east

Other Deities


Karupparai Bhagavati Payanam is an old temple situated beautifully on the banks of the Tamiraparani River surrounded by areca nut palms, rubber trees, other plantations, and fields. the main deity is a carving on a large rock around which a beautiful sanctum sanctorum has been built up later. A single Prakram houses the sanctum. The temple is entered through a gateway in the west. Outside this gate is a Peepal tree under which are installed Naagar Idols. The steps near this take you down to the river. There is a Shiva temple also nearby to the west.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Tambiraparani River

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Karupparai Bhagavati Payanam is an ancient rock crving, but the temple has been built up to this scale in recent times.


The name of Karupparai Bhagavati Payanam comes from the black rock upon which the idols is carved.


Karupparai Bhagavati Payanam is 3.5 kilometers from Marthandam. Enter the Kulasekaram road and take the left to Thikurichi. Then take a right just before crossing the Tambiraparani River to reach Karupparai Bhagavati Payanam.

Stay and Food

None locally. The closest is Marthandam for food and Nagercoil for stay.

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