Kodanda Rama Temple
In this Temple Rama blessed his devotees with sita, lakshman,Hanuman and Vibhishanan . This Temple is surrounded by sea water on all of its sides. The view of Ramanathaswamy Temple, Dhoordharshan tower, Agni theertham from this temple is spectacular.
In this place Vibhishna (Brother of demon king Ravana) is said to be surrendered to Lord Ram and ask ram to accept his as a member in his crew.
Ram accepted Vibhisna and assured him that he will be the next king of Srilanka, after the death of Ravana. And lord Ram did the first crowning ceremony of vibhisha as a king of Lanka in this place.
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 Vibeeshana’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.
Special pujas are performed on the last Purattasi Saturday in September-October. Vibishana Pattabishekam-coronation - is celebrated in the month of Aani-June-July.
From Madurai International Airport, Kodanda Rama Temple is 185 Km, Rameshwaram station 11 Km and Rameswaram Bus Stand 11.5 Km.City buses ( government buses from Agni Theertham Towards Dhanushkodi No:3 and 7 )are available from Station and bus stand. Autos and taxis are other available options.
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