Eri Katha Ramar Temple is a temple dedicated to Lord Rama or Ramanuja located in the beautiful city of Kanchipuram. The temple is of immense religiously important for the followers and devotees of Lord Rama. It was built during the reign of the Pallava Kingdom. The temple complex has the same traditional architecture as seen in many temples in south India. It faces eastward and situated very near to Lake Madhuranthakam. The idol of Lord Ramanuja is about 8 feet tall and is a major attraction in Kanchipuram.
It is believed that Thirumalisai Alvar achieved enlightenment at this location and it was here that Ramanuja learned the Pancha Samskara Mantram from his teacher, Peria Nambigal. Also, this is the only temple where Ramanuja represents the family man or the Grihasta. The hall with four pillars inside the sanctum is where Ramanuja obtained Pancha Samskara. Devotees flock in large numbers during the festival of Rama Navami to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama, during Ani Bhrahmotsavam celebrated between July and August in the Tamil month of Aani and during the festival of Pancha Samskaram to commemorate the sanctification of Ramanuja.
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