Ram Mandir, Dharmasthala

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Time Required : 1-2 hrs

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Timings : 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Ram Mandir, Dharmasthala Overview

Dharmasthala's Ram Mandir is located on the shores of the Netravati river, at a distance of 3.5 km from the Shri Manjunath Temple.. Simple yet elegant in its construction, this temple has marble idols of Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, and Goddess Sita. Each year this temple is thronged by devotees who visit the temple to meditate or worship their revered deities. In addition to being a spiritual centre, the temple site has unparalleled natural beauty as well. The temple complex overlooks the mighty Western Ghats with the Netravati River in the backdrop.

Built in 2003, Ram Mandir was established by Nithyananda Swami who was a well-known spiritual leader and yoga guru.  The temple houses 36 idols of its presiding deities in the two floors. The temple is adorned with pristine marble shrines of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita and is embellished with subtle carvings.  Ram Mandir witnesses a grand celebration every year on the occasion of Rama Navami. Rama Bhajana Saptaha is celebrated for seven days to celebrate this major Hindi festival. Many devotees visit the temple during this time and chant the Rama Taraka Mantra around the Nanda Deepa.

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Tips For Visiting Ram Mandir

1. No pets are allowed in the temple premises.
2. Dress decently, keeping in mind the dignity of the temple.

Best Time To Visit Ram Mandir

Dharmasthala exhibits the most favourable weather condition during the months of February and March and from October to December. Thus, a majority of tourists visit Dharmasthala during this period.

How To Reach Ram Mandir, Dharmasthala

Ram Mandir is located outside Dharmasthala, on the shores of River Netravati. The temple is located on the way to Beltangadi, which is 3.5 km from Majunatha temple to the east. Local buses and taxis are easily available up to Shravanbelgola, which is a popular tourist spot nearby. Hence, Ram Mandir is easily accessible from all parts of the city.

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