Karukurichi is closest neighbour village next to Kunioor for Cheranmahadevi, ranges about 2 Kilometers from Cheranmahadevi and 28 Kilometers from Tirunelveli. Karukurichi resides along the banks of the river Tamaraparani.
It is a place where the great “Nadhswaram” Maestro late Shri Karukurichi Arunachalam used to stay. ‘Nadaswaram, also spelt Nadhaswaram, and also called Nagaswaram, is one of the most popular classical instruments of South India and the world’s loudest non-brass acoustic instrument. It is a wind instrument similar to the Shehnai but larger with a large flaring bell, sometimes metal. It may be swung through the air while playing, creating a doppler effect. It is the key instrument which is played in almost all Hindu marriages and temples. The instrument is usually played in pairs, and accompanied by a pair of drums called thavil.
Also Karukurichi is famous for its hand made pottery that add grace and beauty to the lifestyles of the people and is well known for their technical superiority, novel and artistic pottery units of excellent finishing. These clay crafts are prepared with the usage of Red, black and grey clay that are used for the base. This clay body appears to be of an added glitz after applying a coating of red ochre. This method is applied almost on each item that serves the utilitarian need.
Sri Kalakodi Dharma Sastha Temple
A famous Ayyappa temple is situated in karakurichi, Sri Kalakodi Dharma Sastha Temple near a river, people call it koovam. Lord Ayyappa is the main deity, sub deities are Ganapathy,Shiva,Navagrahas and Veera Bhadran. Here Navagrahas are present along with their wives, that is Dampathy Sametha. Kumbhabhisekam of the temple was conducted recently. Two festivals are important here; that is during mandala pooja and panguni utthra. A Laksharchana is conducted during Mandala Pooja with other abhisekhams. Many devoties attend the function from different places of the world.