'Thirumana Thiruthalangal', is a book written by Ms.Meera Nagarajan, the Managing Director and CEO of the company. The published chapters from the book narrate the importance on worshipping at various temples that are known to bless for an early marriage to a bride or groom.

Erikaattha Ramar temple - Mathuranthakam

Eri Katha Ramar temple Madurantakam

The Rama temple at Mathuranthakam is considered special among the many Rama temples in Tamil Nadu. If we keep chanting the magic word "Rama", all our sins will be dissolved; we'll get salvation, it is believed. The beauty of the idol at the temple is simply enchanting.

The temple is situated at 80 km distance from Chennai on the Chennai - Tirichi highway. The glory of the temple is incomparable. It is believed that couples who have differences, who lack unity or who have problems get relief if they visit this sthala and worship Sri Rama. Childless couples are blessed with the gift of a child if they perform 'Thottil sevai' at this temple. Also, students who lag behind in studies will see improvement if they worship the deity here, it is said.

This 2000-year old ancient temple is situated in Mathuranthakam in Kancheepuram district. The "Moolavar" is called 'Erikaattha Ramar'. The 'Urchavmoorthy' is called Karunakaraperumal and Periyaperumal. The 'Thaayaar' is called Janakavalli. According to puranas, Lord Siva has said that chanting the name "Ram Ram" will ensure happiness and salvation. Ramanuja is said to have taken 'Deekshai' here. Sri Periya Nambigal left for Kancheepuram to give 'Deekshai' to Ramanuja. At the same time, Ramanuja also left for Srirangam to take ‘Deekshai€™ from Sri Periya Nambigal. Both met at Mathuranthakam. Periyanambi performed "Pancha samskaar" to Ramanuja. Every year, this incident is being celebrated as a festival on the day of Panchami during 'Valarpirai' during the Tamil month of Aavani. At the sanctum, Sri Rama is portrayed holding the hands of Sita. Lakshmana stands next to them. Sage Vipaandaka, a staunch devotee of Sri Rama is portrayed as paying obeisance to all the three deities. There's a separate 'sannidhi' for Janakavalli thaayaar.

Sri Ramanuja is seen with white clothing at this temple unlike in other temples. As Ramanuja took 'Deekshai' here before renouncing ‘Grahastasram€™, he is portrayed as a 'Grahastha', they say.

Erikaattha Rama

There is a big lake behind the temple. During the British rule, in the year 1884, the lake used to overflow and the bunds used to give way. The area was flooded more frequently. Even after reinforcement, the bunds were giving way. The efforts taken by the then collector of the district did not succeed. One day when the collector visited the temple, the archakas requested him to renovate the Thaayaar sannidhi. The collector told them that he would do the needful if the Thaayaar solved the problem concerning the lake and saved the people from the recurring risk of floods. Rainy season started. The lake was full. The collector was alerted that the bunds would give way any time. When the collector visited the lake late in the evening, he saw two young men holding bows in their hands. He also noted that their faces were radiant with 'tejas'. He realized that they were none other than Ram and Lakshman. He fell at their feet and prayed that the bunds of the lake should never breach. From that minute onwards, the lake was in tact despite heavy rains! The collector arranged for renovating the Thaayaar sannidhi. The inscription containing this information is still found at the Thaayaar sannidhi. The temple got its name after this incident.

Eri Katha Ramar temple Madurantakam

Festivals & Pujas

Sri Rama Navami - Sri Rama Navami is being celebrated with all grandeur at this temple. Special pujas and special decoration are done. Sri Rama along with Sita and Lakshman is being taken in procession in the festival car. The 'Urchavamoorthy' is Karunakaraperumal, whom Sri Rama worshipped before retrieving Sita from Ravana. Brahmotsav , This festival is celebrated during the Tamil month of Aani. It will be a feast to the eyes to see the beautifully adorned Periyaperumal on the seventh day of the festival. Vaikunta-Ekadasi is also celebrated on a grand scale.

On his way to Lanka, Rama stayed at the ashram of sage Vipaandaka. The sage expressed his wish to see Rama and Sita in wedding adorn. Rama promised him to fulfill his wish and accordingly, on his way of return to Ayodhya, Rama appeared along with Sita in wedding adorn before the sage. A temple was built for Rama at this spot portraying Rama and Sita in the same adorn.

Timings:From 7.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. From 4.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

All of you can visit this temple and be blessed by the benevolent Sri Rama.