There was a couple named Nidruva
and Vedikai. Due to the curse of Urthuva Maharishi, Vedikai lost
her baby before it was born. Vedikai prayed sincerely to the Amman
here. It is believed that the Amman here took care of the fetus until
the child was born and hence the temple is called Karukavoor (care
of fetus) and the Amman is called Karbaratshagi. Poets Sambandar
and Appar have sung praises about this temple in their creations.