Valvil Rama Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu located in Pullabhoothangudi, Tamilnadu, India. It is one of the "Divya Desams", the 108 temples of Vishnu revered by the 12 poet saints, or Alwars. The Lord of this sacred place has been worshipped by Rama, Jadayu and others. The Lord here is in 'Bhujanga Sayanam' facing east under the 'Shobana Vimanam' and bestows his blessings. This is the only Divya Desam where Ram is seen with conch and chakra in a Bhujanga Sayanam Posture.
When Ravana abducted Sita, the King of the eagles Jataayu fought with him. Ravana smashed him with his sword and Jataayu lay half-dead moaning 'Rama, Rama'. Hearing this feeble moaning, Ram and Lakshman who were crossing that area went near and saw the dying bird. Jataayu breathed his last after informing them about Ravana's abduction of Sita. Ram wanted to perform the funeral rites to Jataayu. The rule is, when such rites are performed, the wife...View more
should be present. Since Sita was not there, Ram wholeheartedly thought of her. At once, Bhoomi Devi, Sita's image appeared to help Rama. Rama with her help conducted the funeral rites for Jataayu. Reminiscent of this incident, this temple was erected.This temple is part of the famous Kumbakonam Divyadesam Yatra.
The temple has a small shrine with Vimanam and 3-tier Rajagopuram. Generally, Sri Rama graces us in the standing posture. But, in this holy place, He appears in the lying posture. It is located in Pullabhoothangudi, a small village, 8 km away from Kumbakonam and 1 km from Thiru Aadanoor Temple. The temple tank is located north of the temple.
Male devotees have been advised to wear dhoti, shirt, pyjama or pant and shirt while women and
girls should wear saris or churidhar or 'pavadai' with half-sari. Devotees wearing lungi, bermudas,
jeans and tight-leggings would not be allowed.
Tamil Nadu is home to many natural resources, classical arts, classical music, classical literature, Hindu temples of Dravidian architecture, hill stations, beach resorts, multi-religious pilgrimage sites, and eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tiruppullampudangudi is about 5 kms in the route from Swamimalai to Tiruvaikavur village.
Nearest Railway Station is located at Kumbakonam & Nearest Airport is located at Trichy. The temple is close to Swamimalai near Kumbakonam and can be visited along with other temples having Thanjavur base. It is about 10 kms from Kumbakonam and 5 kms from Swamimalai, the famous Murugan (Karthikeyan) temple.
Devotees perform Tirumanjanam to Lord and offer vastras.