Legend of Kola Valvill Ramar Temple
The word Velli refers to planet Venus while gudi refers to place. It is believed that Venus had worshipped the Lord here from which the name of this place has been derived.
According to a legend the famous sculptor of the Deva Loga, Mayan, had constructed several magnificent temples in different places. Once, he wished to be blessed by the darshan of Sri Ramar. He urged the Lord to give him darshan without his Sangu and Chakaram. The Lord kept his request and appeared as 'Kola Vallvill Ramar' at this place devoid of his Sangu and Chakram.
Architecture of Kola Valvill Ramar Temple
Kola Valvill Ramar Temple, an ancient Vaishnavite temple, dating back to several years stands as an exquisite example of the architectural grandeur of the ancient period. The religious structure is adorned with a 3-tier rajagopuram and also has a small prakaram i.e. an outer courtyard. The central deity of the temple, Lord Vishnu in the form of Kola Valvill Ramar is seen with his holy consort Goddess Lakshmi in the form of Maragadha Valli Thaayar, is seen in the temple complex. The temple has been constructed representing the Dravida style of architecture. Temple tanks such as Sukra, Brahma, Indra, Parasara are located in the vicinity of the temple.
The temple celebrates several festivals associated with Lord Vishnu on a grand scale attracting pilgrims from different destinations.
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