Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Santana Rama Temple in Needamangalam near Kumbakonam for Childbirth

Santana Rama Temple is located in Needamangalam which located at a distance of 24 Km from Kumbakonam, 15 Km from Mannargudi, 30 Km from Tiruvarur and 33 km from Thanjavur. The Google Map Location of the Temple is as follows,

Santana Ramar Utsava murty in Needamangalam
Santana Ramar Moolavar in Needamangalam

Sthala Puranam

Santana Ramaswamy Temple is unique and is in Needamangalam. In the 18th century, Saraboji Maharaja Prathapasimha along with his wife Yamunambal took bath in the Saketha Pushkarini in front of Santana Ramaswamy Temple in Needamangalam. They were the childless couple who were blessed with children after praying to Sanatana Ramaswamy here. Hence this place came to be known as Neeradumangalam and subsequently Needamangalam.

Vennar and Koraiaaru are the two rivers which flow on either side of Needamangalam. Saketha Pushkarini is in front of the Temple.

Prayer for Childbirth
Till date Childless couple pray for children and are blessed with children by Santana Rama swamy here. Couples first visit the Saketha Pushkarini in front of the Temple. On Rohini and Revathi Nakshatra days, people cradle the Santana Gopala vigraham here in order to be blessed with good children.

The Great Musician Muthusamy Dikshitar has composed a Krithi "Santana Ramaswaminam" in the Raaga "Hindolavasanta" praising the Santana Ramaswamy in this Temple.

The Lyrics and meaning of the "Santana Ramaswaminam" song can be found in the link below,

The "Santana Ramaswaminam" Song can be listened to in the Youtube Video below,


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