Monday, April 25, 2016

Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple, Patteeswaram, Thanjavur

Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple, Patteeswaram, Thanjavur

Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu located in Patteeswaram in Kumbakonam Taluk in Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu. This Temple is situated close to Patteeswaram Temple. Presiding Deity is called as Kothandarama. He is housed in the sanctum along with Mother Sita, Lakshmana and Anjaneya.


Lord Rama’s relief from Chaya Hathi Dosham:

After defeating Ravana, it is believed that Rama visited Patteeswaram to liberate him from Chaya Hathi Dosham that had struck him for having killed Vaali striking an arrow from hiding. He installed Shiva Lingam at Patteeswaram Dhenupureeswarar Temple and performed Pooja invoking the blessings of Lord Shiva to liberate himself from Chaya Hathi Dosham. He got relieved from his dosha successfully. Later, Devas arrived here and requested Lord Rama to provide darshan in a Kalyana Kolam at this place.

Pattu Shalia Maharshi:

Sage Shaliar was known as Pattu Shalia Maharshi as he was in the silk weaving trade. Pattu in Tamil means Silk.  Silk weavers always bore a dosha as they had to kill numerous silk worms in their profession. The Sage wanted to protect them from dosha. Hence, he performed a penance here at this Temple. The Lord granted pardon from the sin to the community. He also prayed to the Lord Rama to stay in this place itself so that the weavers could worship him daily.  Lord granted the boons sought by the Rishi and stayed here.


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The Temple

This Temple is facing towards east with three tiered Rajagopuram. This is a small temple with single prakaram. Garuda and Dhwaja Sthambam (flag post) can be found facing the sanctum. The Sanctum Sanctorum consists of Sanctum, Artha Mandapam and Maha Mandapam. The Maha Mandapam follows Vovval Neethi type architecture. Presiding Deity is called as Kothandarama and is facing east. He is in standing posture.

He is housed in the sanctum along with Mother Sita, Lakshmana and Anjaneya. All are facing east. Jaya and Vijaya as the Dwarapalakas can be seen at the entrance of the sanctum. There are also shrines for Vaishnavite Acharyas Ramanuja and Manavala Mamunigal in the temple premises. There are Madapalli (Kitchen) and Temple office in the temple premises. There is a temple tank situated to the north east side of the temple.

Temple Opening Time

The temple remains open from 06.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. and from 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.


Srirama Navami in March-April; Hanuman Jayanthi; Margazhi worship during the whole month in December-January and Navaratri in September-October are the festivals celebrated in the temple. During the celebration of the Muthu Pandal Utsav in Patteeswaram Dhenupureeswarar Temple to honour Gnana Sambandar, the child saints would visit the Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple also. The Silk Shawl used for Perumal Alankara would be offered to the saint as a courtesy. This event is still followed in both temples here.


Majority of the devotees are those in the silk weaving trade. They perform abishek to Lord Kothandarama and light ghee lamps in the shrine.


Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple,

Patteeswaram, Kumbakonam Taluk,

Thanjavur District – 612 703  

Phone: +91 435 241 6976

Mobile: +91 98405 78704


The Temple is located at about 500 meters from Patteeswaram Dhenupureeswarar Temple, 3 Kms from Swamimalai Railway Station, 3.5 Kms from Darasuram Railway Station, 4 Kms from Aavoor, 6 Kms from Swamimalai, 8 Kms from Kumbakonam, 8 Kms from Kumbakonam Bus Stand, 9 Kms from Kumbakonam Railway Station, 34 Kms from Thanjavur and 91 Kms from Trichy Airport. Patteeswaram is situated on the Kumbakonam to Aavoor route. Town buses 8, 11, 25, 35, 61, 62 & 67 are available from Kumbakonam to reach this temple. Also, mini buses are available from Kumbakonam, Swamimalai and Darasuram.