The potentiality of the tree is seen in when it buds and Dr. Karunakaran is a paradigm for this proverb. Karunakaran, son of Shri Ambalavanan, who owns a property and undertaking astrology as profession in Lalpettai. From his childhood days, Karunakaran was very keen in studying astronomy and astronomy. When he was at 17th year of age, he went to Vaitheeswaran Koil, took Sri Jayaraman as his Guru, and learnt Nadi Astrology under his Gurukula system for six years.
Thereon, he went to places like Salem and Coimbatore to undertake his profession by reading Sukhar and Aghasthyar palm Scripts. Presently he is running his own Nadi Astrology Centre at Thiyagaraya Nagar, Chennai successfully.
One of his prominent customer is the Emperor of Japan for whom he had predicted the Nadi Astrology which has become true.
The issue of the Emperor of Japan was that he was not blessed with a child and for that reason their royal spiritual preceptor Shoko approached Dr. Karunakaran, and consulted the chapter called Jeeva Nadi of the King and suggested proper remedies.
Being an expert in Naadi Astrology, Thumb Impression Astrology, etc. obtained many appreciations and rewards in, Jodhita Ratna Dr. L. A. Karunakaran, is devoting himself in spiritual & charitable activities. He renovated the ancient Vinayaka Temple at his birthplace Lalpettai and also constructed Senthur Murugan temple and carried out Kumbhabhishekam (inauguration rite) of these two temples.
So far he has renovated more than sixty temples including the temple dedicated to Their Graces Soundara Nayaki and Anantheeswarar at Kattumanarkoil. As per the will of Muneeswarar, he had constructed the Muneeswarar temple at Lalpettai and carried out Kukbhabhishekam for the same.
He had made numerous contributions for the education of the poor and carried out the marriages of the girls from poor families.