Friends today I will tell you the 15 most popular Shri Ram temple ( Ram mandir / राम मंदिर ) in India. These grand temples are dedicated to Lord Rama and are of immense significance for us. So let us look a these 15 must visit Lord Rama Temples.
Shri Ram is everywhere. Lord Rama is part of our lives, our culture and our believes. In India anywhere you go you will find Lord Ram,
Lord Rama is Lord Vishnu ‘s seventh incarnation, and one of several Hindu deities. Sri Ram is the main figure of the epic Ramayana, and temples dedicated to Lord Rama are located across India. Today we will see 15 most popular Shri Ram temple ( Ram mandir / राम मंदिर ) in India
Ayodhya is Lord Rama ‘s birthplace. Lord Ram is also known as Purushottam, meaning the strongest and purest of all men.
Shri Rama is “the embodiment of reality, morality, the ideal son, the ideal husband, and above all, the ideal king.” – Swami Vivekanad
Lord Rama was born in Treta Yuga, and is also considered to be the oldest deity worshipped in human form.
Must visit Lord Rama Temples in India ( Ram Mandir / राम मंदिर )
So friends, below is my list of must visit Lord Rama temples ( Ram Mandir / राम मंदिर ). Grand, historical and very important for all of us.
Ayodhya Ram Mandir, Uttar Pradesh – #1
Shri Ram Janmabhoomi is the birthplace of Lord Ram and it is in Ayodhya. It is an ancient city in north of India. Ayodhya is situated on the bank of the river Sarayu in Uttar Pradesh.
Ayodhya is one of the seven most important pilgrimage sites Saptapuri for Hindus. On 5 August, 2020, the grand ceremony of laying the foundation stone of Ram Temple in Ayodhya took place and a magnificent temple will come up here.
Shri Bhadrachalam Temple or Sita Ramachandraswamy Temple, Telangana – #2
Bhadrachalam Temple in Telangana is one of the most famous Lord Rama temples in country. The temple is situated on the banks of river Godavari. This temple in Bhadrachalam is an very important Hindu pilgrimage center. If you are in Telangana, you should not miss it.
It is located in Bhadrachalam, Bhadradri Kothagudem District of Telangana. Ram Navami is the most important festival being celebrated here and a grand way. The temple is also called as Shri Bhadrachalam temple.
In this region, there are two places closely associated with the Ramayana namely Bhadrachalam and Vijayanagara. It is said that Sri Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshman stayed at a place which is around 35 kms from Bhadrachalam . The place from where Sri Ram crossed river Godavari, the Bhadrachalam temple was built and it is on the northern bank of the river.
The town of Bhadrachalam gets its name from an ardent devotee of Lord Rama, known as Bhadra.
Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta, Andhra Pradesh – #3
Kodandarama Temple at Vontimitta is one of the largest Lord Rama Temples in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.
The temple dedicated to the Lord Rama is visited by thousands of devotees every day. The architecture of the temple is a wonderful example of Vijayanagara style of temple architecture.
The temple dates back to the 16th century. It comes under the centrally protected monuments of national importance.
As per local legend the temple was constructed by two robbers, Vontudu and Mittudu, who later became ardent Rama devotees.
Sree Ramaswami Temple, Thalassery, Kerala – #4
Also known as Brass Pagoda , Sree Ramaswami Temple is an important Rama temple in Kerala.
Ramaswami Temple of Thalassery is one of the five major shrines dedicated to Lord Sree Rama in Kerala.
Ramaswamy Temple,Kumbakonam- Tamil Nadu – #5
Ramaswamy Temple of Tamil Nadu is one of the most beautiful and famous Lord Rama temple in South India.
The temple is located in Kumbakonam which is a very famous temple town of Tamil Nadu. Ramaswamy Temple,Kumbakonam is a very popular Shri Ram temple in country. This is a very very colourful and beautiful temple which has statues of Lord Rama along with his three brothers, Lakshman, Bharat and Shatrugahan and also Lord Hanuman.
One of the prime features of this temple is hall with 64 pillar.
Kala Ram Temple Maharashtra #6
This temple is in Maharashtra and is situated in the Panchvati area of Nashik. One of the most important oldest hindu shrines in the region.
Why Panchavati is famous ? and that is because during exile, Lord Rama and Ma Sita visited this place and they stayed here for some time.
The temple has a black statue of Lord Rama and hence the name Kala Ram temple. This is really unique. The temple was built in 1788 by Sardar Rangarao Audhikar.
He dreamt about the black color statue or Lord Rama and it is believed that he found the statue in the same place he has in his dream.
Ram Mandir Bhuvneshwar Odisha – #7
This is one of the famous Ram temples situated in Kharavel Nagar area of Bhubneshwar Odisha.
The temples high rise spire is visible from a long distance and from many parts of the city. It has beautiful images of Lord Ram, Ma Sita and Lakshmana.
Ramachaura Mandir , Bihar – #8
Ramchaura temple in Bihar is located in Hajipur , a city in Bihar.
It is one of most important tourist destinations of Hajipur and landmark of the city. As per local legend this temple existed from Ramayana period. So this is a very old temple.
It is said that Lord Rama visited this place on his way to Janakpur and hence during Ram Navami a mela is organized at this place every year.
Ram Raja Temple, Madhya Pradesh #9
Rama Raja temple also called as RajaRam temple is situated in Orcha Madhya Pradesh. Orcha is a very beautiful town and a very important tourist destination.
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It is one of the most important temples to visit in Orcha and is also called as Orcha temple.
This is the only temple in India, where Lord Ram is worshipped as a King. On the occasion of Rama Navami, Lord Rama also gets the gun salute.
Kondarama Temple Karnataka – #10
One of the must visit Lord Rama temple in Karnataka. It is one of the most popular temples near Hampi. And is one of the famous Rama temples of Karnataka.
The temple is located at Hiremagalur near Hampi in Karnataka and falls into Chikamanglur district.
As per local legend this place is was the residence of 9 siddha Purushas and also Lord Parusharama. It is said that Lord Parshurama used to live here and hence this place is also called as Bhargavapuri.
Bhargavapuri means the adobe of Bhargava or Lord Parshurama.
In the village there is also a Siddha Pushkarni or the place where the 9 siddha purashas performed the penance.
Ramatek Temple Maharastra – #11
Another very important Lord Rama temple. It is around 57 Kms from Nagpur. A very very [popular pilgrimage site in Maharashtra and Nagpur.
Raghuranth Temple , Jammu & Kashmir – #12
Another very important Lord Rama temple situated in the extreme north of the country.
It is one of the largest temple complexes located in in the north of India and has some very beautiful paintings from Ramayana.
This temple was constructed by the first dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Gulab Singh in 1835.There are 7 Hindu shrines in the temple complex but the presiding deity is Lord Rama.
Shri Ram Tirath Temple – Amritsar – #13
This is one of the important Lord Rama temple in Punjab region and is around 12 Kms west of Amritsar. Amritsar is a very sacred town and you can read more about temples of Amritsar here.
Shri Raam Tirath is supposed the place were Rishi Valmiki’s ashram was located and hence this is also considered to be the birth place of Luv and Kush.
Hence it is a very important tirth sthal of the region.
Sri Rama Swamy Temple Kerala – #14
Also known as Thiruvangad Sree Ramaswami temple is an important temple of Lord Rama worship in the region.
The temple is also known as Brass Pagoda due to copper sheet on the roof.
It is one of the five major temples of Lord Shri Ram in Kerala. Other 4 are at –
Thrinayamkudam (Vaikom), Triprayar, Thiruvilluamala ,Kadalur
Sri Ramanath Swamy temple , Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu – #15
Shri Ramnathswamy temple Rameswaram is one the most important Lord Rama temple in the country and also Rameshwaram is one of the most important religious destinations of the country.
This temple was built by setupatis of setukavalan, the custodian of the bridge built by the army of Lord Rama to cross the sea to reach Sri Lanka. The current temple was built in 12th century and is believed to have same shivling which Lord Rama worshipped before leaving of Sri Lanka.
So friends these were my list of 15 important must visit Lord Rama temples. Hope you liked this informatio.