History & Culture

At a slow pace


The Punarudharanam (renovation) of Sri Ranganathar Sannidhi at Sri Kothanda Ramaswamy Temple at Mudicondan near Tiruvarur is going on at a slow pace.

Sri Rama Seva Samithi, Mudicondan, has proposed to reconstruct the main idol of Lord Ranganatha, which is in a dilapidated state.

According to villagers, the 1200-year-old Lord Ranganatha (moolavar) was constructed as per the ‘Kalpaka Sastram’. Along with this, the Samithi has also decided to renovate and consecrate the temple at an estimated cost of Rs. 50 lakhs. The temple has a tall gopuram, for Lord Ranganatha, facing south. The eyes of the deity are such that they appear as if the Lord is looking at His devotees, and bestowing His benign grace.

For Sage Bharadhwaja

Legend has it that the place has been thus referred because Lord Rama gave darshan to sage Bharadhwaja. It was here that the ashram of sage Bharadhwaja existed. The temple is facing East as Sage Bharadhwaja wanted to have a darshan of Sri Rama with Goddess Sita and Lord Lakshmana with His crown.

There is a separate shrine for Hanuman, the ardent devotee, opposite to that of the Lord.

Mudicondan is located on the Tiruvarur-Mayiladuthurai bus route (20 km from Tiruvarur and 25 km from Mayiladuthurai).

The Samithi solicits funds from devotees and philanthropists to expedite the renovation work and perform samprokshanam.

Donations, in the form of cheque/DD, may be drawn in favour of ‘Sri Rama Seva Samithi’ and sent to S. Sathyanarayanan, 587, Middle Street, Mudicondan, Nannilam Taluk, Tiruvarur - 609 502. Phone number: (0)94444 60842.

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