Ramaswamy TempleCurrently Closed
- Address: Arulmigu Ramaswamy Temple, Kumbakonam- 612001, Thanjavur, India
- Timings: 06:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +91-4352401788
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Architecture
This temple was built under the instructions of King Raghunata nayaka, who was a great devotee of Lord Rama. The work was supervised by his minister Govinda Dikshitar. This temple is linked by a pathway with the Chakrapani temple which was also built by Dikshitar.
According to the pages of History, King Dasaratha was very disappointed as he had no children to take forward his legacy so he conducted a yagna to worship Lord Vishnu. The Lord was pleased and thus was born Rama, who was himself an avatar of the Lord to Dasaratha’s first wife Kaushalya, Lakshmana and Shatrughna were the lotus and conch of Lord Vishnu who were born to his third wife Sumitra and Bharatha was the Lord’s discus born to his second wife Kaikeyi. The epic tells us the story how Lakshmana accompanied Rama and Sita to the jungle and at the same time Bharatha ruled the kingdom as an acting governor by placing Rama’s slippers on the throne till he returned from his exile after 14 years. The four brothers were living examples of Dharma. They were inseparable given their bond and love. Also, the hardships faced by Mother Sita and the ideal disciple in the form of Hanumana.
This is the only temple in which the idols and paintings of lord Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughna and Mother Sita along with Hanuman and his group can be seen together. The temple has a lovely interior with inscriptions from Ramayana Painted all over the walls. Here the coronation ceremony of Rama with his consort Sita by his side and also his brothers is the main fresco.
The temple has three different halls surrounded with walls. The central shrine has the image of Lord Rama in a sitting position with his beloved Sita. The other paintings are Lakshmana, Bharatha and Shatrughna standing and Hanuman in a worship position. The pillars inside the temple are built of one single piece of stone each and are carved. The paintings are awesome. In the other hall Rama is in a vykarna mudra and Hanuman is holding manuscripts. It is such a rare scene. The other unique frescoes are of the coronation of Sugriva, Bhibhisana, relieving Agalya from his curse and Hanumana playing the veena.
There is also a shrine of Lord Perumal with Mothers Bhoodevi and Sridevi. The paintings in this 500 year old temple are all done with herbal colours. The finesse is fantastic. It is said that those facing obstacles in marriage should taking blessings from here.
So, if you want to experience Ramayana from the roots, this is the perfect place which gives you all the details like no other book can. Moreover, the beauty and elegance of the temple is a cherry on the cake.
Ramaswamy Temple Travel Tips
- The main festival celebrated in this temple is Ram Navami. It is said that on this day Lord Rama comes with his consort, his brothers and Hanumana to bless the devotees here and they also take a dip in the temple tank.
- You can donate cloth pieces to the deities here.
- Photography is allowed here.
- Pets are not allowed inside the temple premises.
- Footwear is allowed to be worn inside.
- Note that only passenger trains stop at Kumbakonam station.
How to Reach Ramaswamy Temple
- Nearest airport is at Trichy
- Nearest railway junction is at Kumbakonam
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10.48% of people who visit Thanjavur include Ramaswamy Temple in their plan
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88.89% of people start their Ramaswamy Temple visit around 4 PM - 5 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ramaswamy Temple
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