Ramaswamy Temple, Thanjavur

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Ramaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India.HistoryThe temple has beautiful architecture pieces and has been built by the Nayakkar kings during the 16th century. Govinda Dikshitar, the prime minister of the Nayaks, constructed the temple. He added a commercial corridor between his new temple and the older Chakrapani temple.ArchitectureThe temple has a 3-tiered gopuram surrounded by walls. The central shrine houses the image of Rama in a seated posture with his consort Sita. The other images are of his brothers Lakshmana, Bharatha and Chatruguna in standing posture and Hanuman in worship posture. The sixty four pillars in the hall near the gopuram are sculpted with exquisite finesse depicting various episodes of the epic Ramayana. Each pillar is carved out of a single stone and the delicacy is very prominent. Rama in the temple is depicted with Vyakarna Mudra, while Hanuman is depicted holding manuscripts. The other important aspects of the epic like coronation of Vibishana, coronation of Sugriva, relieving Agalya from her curse and Hanuman playing veena. The temple is atytpical of Nayak style of temples.Chitra RamayanaOn the walls of the prakaram(closed precincts of a temple), Ramayanam is depicted in pictorial format in three segments. One can read through Ramayana pictorially whilst taking three pradakshinams(rounds) of the sanctum.
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  • Very pleasing divine ambiance to Divine Ramaswamy and his concerts. Added attraction is the grand sculptures on the pillars and Ramayana paintings on the inner praharam (corridor) Walls. Must visit wh...  more »
  • I am always dazzled by the detail of the sculptures all the temples in this area are superb and it is really difficult to make a choice but the one is definitely worth a visit
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  • temple is a great place u can see many sculpture and artistic work made by unique artisans that make us to feel amazed the thing is it will give more vibration that can make us to understand our inner conscience,this kind of vibe can see only in this kind temples and are built with science oriented things,that tell us present,future and past of our life of our ancestral livings and their style..every human have to visit such kind of place..it's a heaven.
  • Ramaswamy Temple is a Hindu templededicated to Lord Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu located in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. The temple has beautiful architecture pieces and has been built by the Nayakkar kings during the 16th century. Govinda Dikshitar, the prime minister of the Nayaks, constructed the temple. He added a commercial corridor between his new temple and the older Chakrapani temple.
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