Sri Karpaganathar Temple is a Lord Shiva temple in Karpaganatharkulam in Thiruvarur district in Tamil Nadu. It is one of the padal petra sthalam and the Lord Shiva here was worshipped by Thirugnasambandar.
The Shiva lingam here is a swayambu moorthy and has eight faces. According to legends, Sri Rama has worshipped Lord Shiva here before building Lanka sethu.
Padal Petra Sthalam
This is one of the 276 temples mentioned in Devaram which are collections of songs of these temples by Thirunavukkarasar, Thirugnasambandar, Sundarar and Manickavasagar. These collection of songs composed by the great saints describe many of these temples, deities, history, legends, sthala vruksha, temple ponds and other details about the god and temple.