Pregnant Women find Solace at Garbharakshambikha Temple in Tamil Nadu



Shri Karparakshambigai Temple, also known as Garbharakshambikha or Garbharakshambigai temple, is situated at Thirukarukaavu near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu and is visited by childless couples for blessings, pregnant women for safe deliveries and for the protection of the unborn baby. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, it is the Shakti present here that is believed to protect the unborn babies. ‘Garbha' here means ‘uterus’ and ‘Ambika’ is an incarnation of Shakti who is believed to take care of pregnant women.

There is also a Garbharakshambikha Shloka, which pregnant women and childless couples chant.

Garbharakshambigai Temple is located at Thirukarukaavu and the place is 20 km east of Thanjavur and 20 km southwest of Kumbakonam.

(Information provided by Gayatri Sankar)