Dr. Ila. Am. Karunakaran is a distinguished scion of this illustrious Valluvar Clan
Karunakaran is the son of Ambalavanan who was a property owner and practising astrology as a profession in Lalpettai. From his very early years, Karunakaran was very keen on astrological studies. In his 17th year, he went to Vaitheeswarankoil, took Sri Jayaraman as his preceptor, and learnt Naadi Astrology from him under Gurukula system for a period of six years. After completion of the training, he was reading naadi astrology with Vaitheeswarankoil as the base. Thereafter, he carried on that profession in places like Salem and Combatore reading Sukhar and Aghasthyar Naadis. Currently, he is in Thyagaraya Nagar, Chennai sharing his predictions through Naadi Astrology. He had predicted about the Emperor of Japan and it has come true as well.
The emperor of Japan was not blessed with a child and their royal spiritual preceptor Shoko approached Karunakaran, who consulted the Jeeva Naadi of the King and suggested proper propitiations. After doing the same, the Emperor of Japan was blessed with a child.
An expert in Naadi Astrology, having numerous appreciations and honours in that profession, Jodhita Ratna Dr.Ila. Am. Karunakaran, is constantly devoting himself to spiritual and charitable affairs. He refurbished an ancient Vinayaka Temple at his birthplace Lalpettai, has also constructed a Senthur Murugan temple in his place, and performed Kumbhabhishekam (inauguration rite) for the new temple.
He has devoted himself to renovation activities of more than sixty temples including the temple dedicated to Their Graces Soundara Nayaki and Anantheeswarar at Kattumanarkoil. As per the will of Muneeswarar, he has constructed a temple for Muneeswarar at Lalpettai and performed Kukbhabhishekam for the same.
He has been doing as much as he can for the education of the poor and the marriage of poor girls.