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Pala Ramapuram Sree Rama Temple – Kottayam – Festival – History – About

Ramapuram Sree Rama temple is located on Pala – Koothattukulam Road in Ramapuram in Kottayam district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Bhagavan Sri Rama. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena masam (March – April).

The festival is held in such a manner that it ends with arattu ceremony on Thiruvonam nakshatra in Meena masam. Utsava bali is the most important event during the festival. Melam, procession, Vaishnava pujas and temple art forms are part of the festival. The shrine gives more prominence to various homams, abhishekam and pujas during the festival period.

This is an ancient temple with a chathura sreekovil – two tier square sanctum sanctorum. A chathur bahu murti of the Sri Rama is worshipped in this east facing shrine. The roof of the sreekovil is covered in copper. Thidappali, nalambalam, well, gopuram, flagstaff (golden kodimaram), namaskara mandapam and pond are part of the temple.

It is believed that Bhagavan Sri Rama meditated in this serene place.

The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Bhagavathy, Ganapathy, Dakshinamurthy, Yakshi, Rakshas, Hanuman and Nagam.

The author of Kuchelavritham Vanchipattu, Ramapurathu Warrier, worked as kazhakam in the temple.

Five pujas and three sheevelis are held on all days.

The temple is managed by Ramapuram Devaswom consisting of three manas – Amanakara mana, Kunnoor mana and Karanattu mana.

The temple is part of the annual Nalambalam Darshan in Ramayana Masam (July – August) at Ramapuram, Kottayam district, Kerala. All the four temples are located in a four kilometer radius. The other three temples are Sri Lakshmana Swamy temple at Koodappulam, Sri Bharatha Swamy temple at Amanakara and Sri Shatrughan Swamy temple at Methiri.

Pala Ramapuram Sree Rama Temple Timings
Morning Darshan and Pooja timings are from 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Evening Darshan and Pooja timings are from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM