✨MAYILAI KARPAGAMBAL ✨
Navaratri 2023- Nava Kshetra Nivasinis Painting Series-8♥️
Day 8 : Karpagambal Amman of Thirumayilai (Mylapore)🙏🏻
An incarnation of Goddess Parvati, Karpagambal Amman is worshipped at the beautiful Sri Karpagambal udanurai Sri Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai. She is also known as Karpagavalli. She is the ‘Goddess of the Wish Yielding Tree’ that grants everything devotees ask for.
According to legends, once Lord Shiva was narrating the significance of the Panchakshara Mantra to
Devi Parvati. A dancing peacock catches Her attention and distracts Her. A furious Shiva curses Parvathi, turning Her into a peahen. She performs penance under a Punnai tree in Mylapore to get rid of the curse.
Mylapore gets its name due to the legend of Parvathi in the form of a peahen (‘mayil’ in Tamil means peacock). As per the Brahmanda purana, Mylapore is referred as Mayurapuri (‘mayur’ in Sanskrit means peacock).
Done using Acrylic paint on watercolor sheet