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Ramaswamy Temple, Kumbakonam

Dedicated to Lord Rama, Ramaswamy Temple is placed in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu. The temple was constructed during the 16th century by Achutha Ramachandra Nayaka, one of Thanjavur’s rulers. The temple has idols of Lord Rama, his consort Goddess Seeta, Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana, and Lord Anjaneyaa (Hanuman).Ramaswamy Temple is located right in the centre of the town and faces the north direction.

Like other South Indian temple, this temple is also known for its marvelous architecture. The main pavilion or Maha Mandapa consists of delicate stone carvings depicting different stages of Ramayana, the great Hindu epic. The outer area is festooned with wall paintings, 219 in number, explaining various important events of the same. The temple has 3-tiered gopurams. There are other temples also in this complex including Sreenivasa Sannathi, Alwar Sannathi and Gopalan Sannathi.