Karaikal Ammaiyar Temple is a Hindu sanctuary arranged in Barathiar Street in the focal point of Karaikal Town. The sanctuary was developed by Malaiperumal Pillai in 1929. The principle goddess is Punithavathi, otherwise called Karaikal Ammaiyar, the main lady out of the sixty three Nayanmars. This sanctuary is known for the immense icon of the woman holy person and there is likewise a sanctum for Vinayaka inside this sanctuary. As indicated by history, a woman named Punithavathi lived in Karaikal in fifth century AD. She wedded a trader named Paramadatta and performed otherworldly Pujas to Lord Siva. One day Lord Shiva sent two mangoes to Paramadatta through an aficionado and he sent it home. Ruler Siva camouflaged himself as a Saint and showed up before her for taking nourishment in the place of Punithavathi. She offered nourishment alongside mangoes kept for her better half to the Saint. At the point when the nourishment was provided to her significant other he requested the mangoes that he had given to her. She implored Lord Shiva and the mangoes returned. At the point when her significant other asked about this, she disclosed the occurrence to her better half who thus commended her reverential disposition.