Visited on: 12th June, 2018.
Ramanadeecharam (Thiru Kannapuram) is situated at a distance of about 12 kms from Nannilam. It is about 2.5 kms away from Thiru Pukalur bus stop and 3 kms away from Thiru Chenkattangudi.
Other Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams near this place are –
Thirupugalur, Thirupugalur Vardhamaneecharam, Thiru Chenkattangudi, Nannilam, Thirumarugal, Thiru Sathamangai, Thiru Kondeecharam, Thiru Panaiyur and Thiru Payatrur.
|Moolavar||Sri Ramanatha Swamy, Sri Ramanadeeswarar|
|Ambal||Sri Sarivar Kuzhali Ammai, Sri Choolikaambal|
|Theertham (Holy water)||Surya Pushkarani, Rama Theertham|
|Sthala Vriksham (Sacred Tree)||Sanbakam tree|
|Pathigam (Hymn) rendered by||Saint Thirugnanasambanthar-1|
- This is one of the 276 Devara Paadal Petra Shiva Sthalams and 77th Shiva Sthalam on the Southern bank of the river Cauveri in Chozha Nadu (Thenkarai).
- Lord Shiva in this temple is a Swayambumurthi (self-manifested).
- This east facing temple has two corridors and its main tower is not tiered. In place of the Gopuram, there is a beautiful sculpture depicting Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathy.
- There is no flag post (Dwajasthambam) here.
- The last consecration ceremony (Maha Kumbabishekam) took place on 11.11.2012.
History of the Temple
There are five stone inscriptions in this temple. According to these inscriptions, King Kulothunga Chola renovated this temple and gifted lands in the village called “Sivapatha Sekara Mangalam” for the maintenance of this temple. In these inscriptions, the lord of this temple is referred to as “Sri Rama Nandeechara Mudaiyar”.
The historical name of this place is Rama Nandheecharam which was later changed to Ramanadeecharam and is now known as Thiru Kannapuram.
This is one of the auspicious temples that Lord Ram visited on his way back to Ayothya.
This temple is under the administrative control of (Thiruppukalur) Velakurichi Adheenam and the HR & CE.