Eri Kaatha Ramar temple, Madhurantakam

About the temple

The presiding deity is Sri Kothanda ramar in standing posture with Sita and Lakshmanan. There are two utsavars in the being Sri Rama and the other being Sri Karunaakara perumal. While going in search of Sita, Sri Rama met Vibandaka rishi and had stayed here on the rishi's request. The rishi and Lord Rama had prayed to Karunakara perumal before Sri Rama left and Sri Rama had promised the rishi to give darshan along with Sita. So, while returning back to Ayodhya Sri Rama gave darshan along with Sita and Lakshmanan to Vibandaka rishi. 

How to reach

The temple is about 80 kms from Chennai. While travelling from Chennai on GST road, there is a board indicating left toward Madhurantakam. Take a left there and follow the map to reach the temple. Buses going towards Trichy ply on this route. 

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Kothanda Ramar
Janakavalli thayar

Ramanujar and Periyanambigal
Chakratalwar and Narasimhar
Vedantha Desikar

Pushkarni and Vimanam

The vimanam of the temple is called Pushpaka vimanam and the pushkarni right in front of the temple is called Rama theertham.

Specialty of the temple

Sri Ramar is called Eri Kaatha Ramar as the lord is believed to have protected the lake bund from bursting.

Lord Rama is giving darshan here by holding Sita devi's hand ..a rare one.

This is the only place where Sri Ramanujar gives darshan as a Grihastha in white clothes instead of saffron.

Sri Ramanujar's pancha samaskaram was done here by his guru Periya nambigal.

The mandapam where Pancha samaskaram was done

The Anjaneyar sannadhi is outside the main temple as it is believed that Sri Rama had sent him to inform Bharata about their arrival. So, Hanuman was not accompanying Ramar when the Lord gave darshan here with Sita and Lakshmanan.

Temple timings and contact details

The temple is open from 7.30 am to 12 noon and from 4.30 pm to 8.30 pm in the evenings. The contact person name is Sri Rangarajan bhattar at 9842909880.

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chitra said...

What a coincidence. My post this week is also on Lord Rama's temple.

Sanctified Spaces said...

again a coincidence..i had just googled abt this temple...and here is a post for me to read!..

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