Thursday, 29 September 2016

Ranganathar Temple, Sothamangalam near Kumbakonam for Childbirth

Ranganathar Temple in Nindra kolam or Standing form is located in Sothamangalam. After reaching Papanasam from Kumbakonam, one has to travel in Papanasam-Saliamangalam Road and then take left on the road. After taking left, if one travels around 5 Km one can reach Sothamangalam. The Google Map Location of the same is as follows,


https://www.google.co.in/maps/place/Sri+Renganadhar+Temple/@10.8959131,79.2438948,12.92z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x430d64471f4c5edc!8m2!3d10.8937964!4d79.2859027

Sothamangalam Ranganathar Temple


Ranganathar usually who usually is in Sayana Kolam or Reclining Posture is in Nindra Kolam or Standing Posture in this Temple. Agasthiar.org details that Ranganathar wears Arumbu Malai in this Temple and blesses childless couples with children as per their weblink below,


Ranganathar Nindra Kolam

This Temple is more than 1000 years old based on Stone Inscriptions found in the Temple and was built by Raja Raja Cholan who is known for constructing beautiful Shiva Temples like the Brihadeeswarar Temple in Thanjavur.

It is said that Raja Raja Cholan Prayed in this Temple and was blessed with Rajendra Cholan as his child. 

The Place is known as Sothamangalam or Annadanapuram as lot of Annadanam or donation of Food was carried out in this Temple in the past.

The Following Sloka of Ranganatha was found in the Stone inscription and details that Ranganatha blesses childless couple to have children.
Temple Entrance
Garuda
Garuda Vahanam For Utsava Murthy
Temple Poster about Samprokshanam in 2015
Temple Well