I am sure that you are longing to hold your child in your arms.
There is hope.
I understand that you must have been striving to become a mother. Sometimes it can seem like a very long wait, especially if you are undergoing infertility treatment. Don’t be despondent. There is hope. Thousands of women who have wanted to get pregnant for a long time have been blessed with a child by the grace of Goddess Garbarakshambigai.
The Goddess Garbarakshambigai is seated in the Grabarakshakambigai temple. The temple is situated in Thirukarukaavur, Papanasam Taluk, Tanjore District, Tamil Nadu. ‘Garba’ means ‘womb’, ‘Raksha’ means ‘to protect’ and ‘Ambigai’ means ‘The Divine Mother’ (incarnation of Parvathi). A remarkable feature of the temple which distinguishes it from the innumerable other shrines of our land is that the Goddess Sri Garbharakshambika not only protects the embryo but also blesses people who long for a child. You can read the story of Garbarakshambigai Amman and more details of the temple.
For centuries thousands of devotees, across the country, especially from South India visit the temple and offer prayers and special pujas to seek the blessings of the Goddess. Most of them have been blessed. They have conceived children and have gone on to deliver healthy babies.
“We are a career-oriented couple and we kept delaying the birth of our child. When we decided that we wanted to have a baby we were close to 40 years of age. Everyone said that it would be difficult to get pregnant, but I visited this temple and by the grace of the Goddess Garbarakshambigai I conceived a child within one year of trying. I now have two children by her grace.” – Rani, Australia
“I have diabetes since I was 18 years old. My marriage was delayed due to this. Doctors warned me that the pregnancy may be complicated. It was difficult for me to conceive. After praying at Tirukarukavur I have been so blessed. I have a 4-year-old son who I love very much. My in-laws and parents were worried that the baby would have health complications as he was born 1 month premature. But he is a healthy baby. This Goddess is very powerful.” – Usha, Bangalore
“When I was diagnosed with infertility problems at the age of 27 I was shattered. I was in depression for a long time. Then someone told me about the Goddess Garbarakshambigai and encouraged me to visit the temple. As my husband was busy with his project assignment in the US I could not go. But I felt a deep connection with the Goddess. Even though I could not go, my mother visited the temple and sent me the Prasad, I also chanted the mantra regularly. Today I am 32 and have 2 sons. I plan to visit the temple sometime soon to offer my thanksgiving personally.” – Sheetal, Singapore
“I felt a deep connection with Goddess even though I have not visited the temple personally. I have consumed the prasadam and chanted her slokas regularly. I am blessed with a good husband and daughter and am living a happy life. Even now I remember this Goddess with deep reveration and advice all women to pray to her irrespective of if they are married or single.” Rama, London
You can read more testimonies here.
Offering pujas at the temple
Women who want to get pregnant have to offer a puja at the temple. The prasadam given is ghee that has been placed at the feet of the Goddess. This ghee has been charged with mantras. This ghee prasadam has to be mixed with a quarter Kilo of cow’s ghee at home. This has to be consumed in small quantities for 48 days by both husband and wife. This ghee prasadam should not be consumed by anyone other than the couple trying to conceive.
Apart from consuming the ghee the women are also encouraged, if time permits, to chant the following Slokamsm 108 times every day.
A special Pooja and Pushpanjali can be arranged at the Garbharakshambika temple help to overcome problems related to pregnancy and childbirth. Annadanam can also be offered at the temple.
We understand your predicament, you cannot travel hundreds and thousands of kilometres to be present personally at the temple of the Goddess. We are here for you, to serve you and offer the pujas and prayers on your behalf. We will observe the strictest rituals in performing the pujas and will forward the temple prasadam directly to you.
When you book a puja you will receive:
- Ghee Prasadam that has been offered at the feet of the Garbarakshambigai
- Kumkum and Vibhuthi packet
- Photo of the Goddess
- Stotram/Slokam that needs to be recited