Sri Pattabhiramar Temple
Moolavar : Pattabhiramar
Urchavar : –
Amman / Thayar : Sita
Thala Virutcham : –
Theertham : –
Agamam / Pooja : –
Old year : 500-1000 years old
Historical Name : –
City : Vilacheri
District : Madurai
State : Tamil Nadu
Festivals are celebrated in this temple for each deity in various seasons without community discriminations. The practice continues even today.
We have heard of one temple in a place. Vilacheri is a place of many temples.
The temple is open from 6.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Sri Pattabhiramar Temple, Vilacheri, Madurai district.
+91- 97888 54854
Besides Pattbhiramar temple in Vilacheri, there are also temples for Lord Vinayaka, Lord Kasi Viswanatha-Visalakshi, Mamundi Iyyan, Karuppusamy, Azhagu Nachiar, Dakshinamurthi, Iyyanar with Poorana Pushkal and Adhi Sivan.
Worshipping Lord Rama in sitting form in the temple would bring name and fame to the devotee. Women become Mother Sita Herself who was an embodiment of patience and endurance.
Devotees offer Tirumanjanam and Vastras to Lord Rama.
Greatness Of Temple:
The horoscope of Sri Rama is a rare one with five major planets in exaltation. Keeping Rama’s picture and horoscope in our houses is by itself a boon that brings all happiness. Sri Rama was an Ekapathni (single wife) hero. Sri Hanuman is noted for his celibacy of highest standard who regarded all women as his mother as Sita. Worshipping the two in a single shrine cleanses one’s mind occupied with unjust passions.
The Ramayana has many messages for humanity. Rama was born to Dasaratha and Kausalya. Even if Dasratha would have married Kausalya alone, he would have been blessed with four sons. He married three women and had to face the grievance of separation from Rama due to Kaikeyi’s designs and died of grief. Similarly, as Ravana cast his eye on Sita, wife of another man, had to lose his life. Destruction comes to one if he is occupied with unjust passion towards other women.
Sri Rama, an outstanding personality with all the noble qualities, graces from this temple in His Coronation form and beauty.
As the holy Ganga flows from North to South representing its greatness, River Vaigai too flows southward. A dip in Vaigai and worship of Pattabhirama is an opportunity a devotee cannot afford to miss.
For the Vila puja in Madurai Meenakshi Temple, paddy is taken from Vilacheri a place noted for Vila fruit trees. Hence the name Vilacheri.
The place is also noted for scholars in Vedas and Tamil. Eminent Tamil scholar Parithimarkalaignar (Suryanarayana Sastry) was born here and was the first to Tamilize Sanskrit names. Surya-Parithi, Narayana-Mal, Sastry-Kalagnar.
Vilacheri is triangular in shape. Nearly 60 eminent Vedic scholars (Ganapadigal) lived here.
Rescuing Sita from her captivity by killing Ravana in the war, Sri Rama returned to Ayodhya through Danushkodi. His coronation was celebrated in Ayodhya which every one could not have witnessed then. That is the darshan, one can have in Vilacheri. Sri Rama graces with Mother Sita on His right and Lakshmana on the left. Sri Garuda and Sri Anjaneya grace as Dwarapalakas. This is how Sri Rama graced at the time of His coronation in Ayodhya.
Bus facilities are conveniently available to Vilacheri, 9 km far from Madurai Central bus stand.
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