Friday, September 13, 2013

Paruthiyur Kothandarama Temple

Pancha Rama Kshetram – One of the five Rama Temples in this region
The Stunning Bronze idol of Lord Rama dates back to the 10th Century AD
Located 25kms South of Kumbakonam and 6kms East of Kudavasal on the Northern banks of Kudamurutti River is the Kothandarama temple in a remote village in Paruthiyur off the Kodavaasal- Nannilam road. The stunning bronze idol of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana dates back to the 10th Century AD. This is one of five popular Rama temples in this region, the others being Thillai Vilagam, Vaduvur, Mudikondan and Adambavur.

Rama is seen in a grand standing posture wielding the bow with his left hand while his right is holding a long arrow. The idol of Lord Rama here at this temple is a symbol of divine purity. Lakshmana is seen sporting a beautiful smile.

It is believed that the entire set of idols were found and installed by Paruthiyur Ramayanam Sastri, who also built the temple. Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal, the original moolavar deity is seen in a blessing posture with a Prayoga Chakra along with Sri and Bhoo Devi.

Margazhi Utsavam
Puratasi Laksharchanai
Aadi Jestabhishekam
Panguni-Chitrai Rama Navami – Brahmotsavam – Kalyana Utsavam

The temple is looking to build a Raja gopuram and a Vasantha Mandapa in front of the Thaayar Sannidhi in addition to reconstructing the outer walls.

Quick Facts
 Moolavar: Kalyana Varadaraja Perumal East Facing Standing Posture
Thaayar    : Mahalakshmi (Separate Sannidhi)
Time         : 6am-7am, 11am-1230pm and 530pm-730pm
Kothandarama South Facing Standing Posture with Sita, Lakshmana and Anjaneya
Contact     : Ravi Bhattar @ 97868 67387

When here, also visit Srinivasa Perumal temple in Kudavasal:


Kaushiks said...
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Pks Parivaar said...

Thank you for the travelogue. The article looks as though only anjaneya was installed by Paruthiyur Periyava. The idols were installed after avaprada snaan in the auspicious temple tank, in the Paruthiyur Rama Temple built by Paruthiyr Periyava Ramayanam Sri Krishna Sastri.