The mahakumbabhishekam of Sri Sarguneswarar temple, Karuveli in Thanjavur district will be held on July 14, 9-10 a.m. The temple has been renovated and shrines for Vinayaka and Subramanya have been raised. The rajagopuram of Ambal has been constructed.
The temple is located in Karuvili, referred to as Karuveli, situated on the bank of River Arisal. Appar has sung in praise of the place that has Konerirajapuram (north-west), Thiruveezhimizhalai (east) Srivanchiyam (south) and Thirunaraiyur and Sidhisvaram (west) surrounding it.
The ancient temple, which was in a dilapidated state was Taken up for renovation in 1995 by a group of local residents and trustees, V. Krishnamurhti and his brother Vaidyanathan. Consecration took palce in 1997. The preliminary rituals begin on July 9 and Mandalabishekam beigns on July 15. For details write to Sri Sarguneswara Swami Temple Management Committee, 6A, Warren Road, Mylapore. Chenai 600004. Phone 24994535.