Situated 6 km west of Kumbakonam
at Tiruvalanchuzi in Thanjavur District
is the Karpaganathar Temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva
(Karpaganathar). The goddess Perianayagi is also worshipped here. The
of the temple is Arubatharukodi Kaveri. It is said that saints Sambandar and Appar have sung pathigams in praise of the lord.