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Sri Kodandaramar temple
Moolavar: Kodandaramar
  Urchavar: Ramar
  Amman / Thayar: -
  Thala Virutcham: -
  Theertham: Ratnakara Theertham
  Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
  Old year: 500-1000 years old
  Historical Name: Rameswaram Kodandam
  City: Rameswaram
  District: Ramanathapuram
  State: Tamil Nadu
  Special pujas are performed on the last Purattasi Saturday in September-October. Vibishana Pattabishekam-coronation - is celebrated in the month of Aani-June-July.  
 Temple's Speciality:
  This is the place where Vibishana was crowned the king of Lanka by Lord Sri Rama.  
Opening Time:
  The temple is open from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.  
  The Executive Officer, Sri Kodandaramar Temple, Rameswaram – 623 526, Ramanathapuram district.  
  +91-4573 - 221 223, 97912 45363. 
 General Information:

Lord Sri Rama graces the devotees from the sanctum sanctorum with Mother Sita and Sri Lakshmana with His bow Kodanda.  As Lord appears with the bow, He is praised as Kodandaramar and the place Kodandam.


It is suggested that those who want to be away from the wicked, desirous of following a righteous life and expecting promotions in job may pray to Lord in the temple.

Thanks giving:
  Devotees offer Tulsi garlands to Lord. 
 Greatness Of Temple:

The temple is situated in an island surrounded by Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Mannar.  Lord Sri Rama with Mother Sita and Sri Lakshmana appears gracefully with his celebrated Kodandam bow.  Sri Anjaneya is nearby praised as Anjaneya the Supporter.  When Vibishana came to Rama after breaking his relationship with his brother Ravana, the monkey army did not agree to accept Vibishana as they suspected his sincerity.  But Sri Anjaneya recommended Vibishana’s case explaining that he had personally observed his activities in Lanka and found him good in all aspects and that he deserved to be accepted by the Lord.  Hence, He is called Anjaneya the Supporter.  It is believed that he takes the just prayers of the devotees to Lord Rama and helps them achieving their desires.


Traditionally, we see Sri Anjaneya in a worshipping form near Lord.  In this temple Vibishana is awarded with this right.  It is also noteworthy that Vibishana was offered the ‘Azhwar’ title as he was accepted by Lord.  In this small temple, Garuda Bhagwan and Acharya Sri Ramanuja have their shrines.  Those seeking leadership position through proper ways and to be away from the wicked pray here.  Lord helps them.  This is the philosophy behind the coronation of Vibishana.

  Temple History:

Vibishana took all the efforts to persuade his brother Ravana to return Mother Sita to Rama whom he abducted in a cowardly way.  Not only Ravana disagreed with Vibishana’s advice but heavily came down on him to hit him with his legs. Leaving his incorrigible brother for good, and came to Rameswaram where Lord Rama was camping then and sought asylum.  As a tribute to his impeccable qualities, Lord Rama crowned him the king of Lanka even before Ravana was killed in the battle.  Remembering this event, the temple is built in this island.

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