A visit here is said to bring husband-wife unity, affection among brothers and
Located half a kilometre south of Sarangapani Koil is Pattabhishekar Ramar Temple in Kumbakonam.
Built during the period of Achuta Nayak about 400 years ago, the Ramaswamy
temple has each of the brothers (of Rama) in very devoted and respectful postures, ready to serve Rama.
It is said
that Saarangan (of Sarangapani Divya Desam) appeared here in the form of Raama.
North facing Rama is a special feature
at this temple, not seen in many other temples in India.
Rama is seen with Sita in a sitting posture flanked by Lakshmana
who is holding Rama’s bow and waiting for his brother’s orders. Baratha is seen holding a brass umbrella over
Rama, almost as to protect him from a hot sun while Shatrughna is fanning Rama.
Lord Hanuman is seen with a Veena in one hand and reading the
Ramayana in the other, not seen in any other temple.
Veda Paarayanam and Divya Prabhandham recital is a regular feature at the Ramaswamy
Water Paint story of the Ramayana
of the highlights of the Ramaswamy temple is the depiction, in the outer prakaram in a three layer format, of the entire Ramayana
story sketched beautifully with water paint drawings along with the meaning of each sequence in the story.
In the mandapam outside the Sanctum, one finds several sculptures depicting
historical events in a very artistic form. Some of the sculptures include Trivikrama Avataaram, Sugreeva and Vibheshana Pattabhishekam,
Sita Kalyanam and Ahalya Saaba Vimochanam
It is believed that a visit to the Ramaswamy temple will bring about husband-wife
unity, special affection among brothers and strengthen friendship. Belief also is that one’s enemies will go away and
will actually become friends if they offer sincere prayers to Ramaswamy at this temple.
10day Vahanam Utsavam leading up to
Rama Navami. Also, the Chariot Festival during Panguni is a popular occasion at this temple. The old Chariot is being discarded
and a new Chariot is being done up thanks to help from a devotee in Madras. The new one is expected to be ready by the Rama
Navami Festival in Panguni.
10 day festival during Navarathri where the Lord is decorated in different Alankaarams on each day
10day Kannadi Arai
Oonjal Utsavam in Margazhi
On the Kanu day in Thai, Sita from Ramaswamy temple and Vijayavalli Thaayar from Chakrapani
temple join Komalavalli Thaayar at the Sarangapani temple for Kanupodi Utsavam
: Pattabhishekar Ramar with Sita in a Sitting Posture facing North
Temple Time : 730am-12noon
Priest : Soundara Raja Bhattar @ 94863 10896
How to reach
Auto will cost Rs.40 from the Kumbakonam
Railway Stations/Bus Stand and Rs.25 from Sarangapani temple