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Eri Katha Ramar Temple, Madurantakam

#414 of 634 in Historic Sites in Tamil Nadu
Must see · Religious Site · Landmark
Yeri Katha Raamar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Rama located in the town of Maduranthakam, Tamil Nadu, India. This is the sthalam (place) where Udayavar (the presiding deity) was named Ramanuja. The temple is also known by other names such as - Mathuranthaka Chaturvedi Mangalam, Vaikunda Varthanam, Thirumathurai, Thirumanthira Tirupathi, Karunagara Vilagam. Thirumalisai Alvar attained siddhi (enlightenment) in this sthalam (place). Also, Sri Ramanujar was instructed the Pancha Samskara Mantram at this place.HistoryThe place was once famous during the rule of Cholas who ruled this place as Maduranthaga Chaturvedi Mangalam after the Chola ruler Madurantaga Uttama Chola (973 -85 CE). It is believed that Gandaraditya donated the village to the Vedics (Chaturvedi - one who knows all four vedas) of the place and hence it came to be known as Chaturvedi Mangalam. The presiding deity of the temple is Rama with his consort Sita and his brother Lakshmana. The images are made of stucco as is the case in some of the temples like Ulagalantha Perumal Temple, Kanchipuram. There are different shrines around the sanctum and one of them is that of Sita who is worshipped as Janakavalli.
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  • verybad they are not opening temple as per timings nonsense people what to do we cannot ask anybody we came from bangalore could not see darshan  more »
  • Eri Katha Ramar along with his consort - Sita is just great to see, pray - worship. The temple is maintained well and the Lord commands your attention - the way he holds hand with Sita reminds you of....  more »
  • Such a nice nd powerful temple, historic true one
  • Old ramar temple. Ramar is with lakshman and sita
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