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Sri Chaturpuja Kodandaramar temple



Moolavar : Chaturpuja Kodandaramar
Urchavar : NA
Amman / Thayar : NA
Thala Virutcham : NA
Theertham : Devaraja Pushkarini, Sesha Theertham
Agamam / Pooja : Vaikanasam
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : Ponpadarkoodam
City : Ponpatharkoodam
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu

Singers:

   NA


Festival:

   Sri Rama Navami in Panguni (March-April), also wedding festival in the same month on Panguni Uthiram day and Thirukarthikai in November-December.


Temple's Speciality:

   The procession deity is very beautifully made with such clarity in the finger lines (rekkhas) and the nail. Shri Mahalakshmi appears on the chest of the Lord as Rama appears here in the form of Mahavishnu.


Opening Time:

   The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 a.m. and from 5.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. The devotees are advised to get in touch with the priest for darshan during other timings.


Address:

   Sri Chaturpuja Kodandarar Temple, Via P.V. Kalathur, Ponpadharkoodam ? 603 405, Kancheepuram district.


Phone:

   91- 44 - 2744 1227, 97890 49704


General Information:

   The presiding deity graces in the sanctum Sanctorum under a Lotus tower (Pushpaka Vimanam). In the front hall (Mandap) there are shrines for Lakshminarayana, Vishvaksenar, Nammazhwar, Tirumangai Azhwar, Sri Ramanujar and Mahadesikar.


Prayers:

   Couples pray for lasting affinity, reunion of separated husband and wife and for remedy from skin diseases offering Tulsi garlands and sugar candy.


Thanks giving:

   Devotees offer Tirumanjanam, clothings (Vastras) and special pujas to the Lord.


Greatness Of Temple:

   Sri Rama graces from the sanctum sanctorum with his consort Sita to his left and brother Lakshmana. Since the Lord appears in the form of Mahavishnu, Sri Mahalakshmi is on His chest. Sri Anjaneya appears nearby worshipping Rama and Sita. On the Makara Sankranti (Thai Pongal) day, Sri Rama goes for the Pari vettai as he is a descendent of Surya, Sun God. Procession deity: The procession deity is so beautifully made that the finger lines (rekhas) and nails are visible very clearly. His left leg is seen forward representing the bow-bending episode in Mithila when the Lord held the bow pressing it with his left leg. This form of Rama in temple is very rare. One Darmadhishta had to suffer from skin disease due to a curse. He worshipped Rama in this shrine and got cured. Therefore, those suffering from such problems offer Tulsi garland and sugar candy to the Lord seeking a remedy.


Temple History:

   Sri Rama graced his darshan to Mother Kausalya, Sri Anjaneya, Thrijada who was a loving companion to Sita during her captivity in Lanka and to Mandodhari, wife of Ravana as Lord Mahavishnu with four hands holding the conch and discus. Sage Devaraja wished to have a similar darshan and prayed to him. Lord obliged the Maharishi in this place. A temple was raised later. Lord was named Chaturpuja Kodandaramar (Rama with four hands).


Special Features:

   NA


*Sources from Dinamalar.com




 
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