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Sri Rama Temple

Sri Rama Temple lies at Nedungunam in Vellore District.

The presiding deity, Lord Ram, is in a sitting position with chin mudra, Sita on his left and Lakshman to his right. He assumes the role of Guru and Lord Hanuman is seated listening to his Lord. Here the Lord is known as Vijaya Raghavan, signifying his victory over Ravana.

The temple has a five-tier Rajagopuram. Inside the temple are the idols of Lord Garuda and Dwarapalakas (gate-keepers). There are two utsava murtis (procession idols) holding chakra and conch in their upper hands with the lower right hand showing the abhaya hasta pose (pose of showering blessings by indication in hand). A separate shrine for Thayar Sengamalavalli is also housed in the temple. Besides, there are shrines for Azhwar, Lord Krishna and Lord Venkateswara. One can also see two idols of Anjaneya. Sudharsana has a separate shrine along with Yoga Narasimhar. Ram Navami and Brahmotsavam are celebrated every year in this temple.

Updated on 29th August, 2005
District: Vellore
Location: Vellore    


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