Poddareswar Ram Temple, Nagpur is one of the most important places of interest in the Nagpur city, which is situated in the state of Maharashtra in India. Other than the Balaji Temple, Poddareswar Ram Temple of Nagpur is a very popular tourist destination that has a lot of religious importance.
About The Temple
Poddareswar Ram Temple is situated on the Central Avenue Road, just a few minutes’ walk from Nagpur railway station. It is dedicated to Lord Ram and Lord Shiva. Ram Temple houses the images of Ram, Sita and Laxman - three major characters of the Indian epic Ramyan. This temple has fascinating exterior and interior look, which are made up of sandstone and marble. This well-acclaimed temple exhibits marvellous designs carved out of these two basic materials.
History of the Temple
The temple was constructed in the year 1923 by Sri Jamnadhar Poddar. The sudden demise of his only son, Mohanlal, in his youth, shocked Jamnadhar very much. This was the turning point of his life. After that, he started devoting more time to religious activities. He decided to construct a very big and beautiful temple and hence the temple came into existence.
The main attraction of the temple is the Shobh Yatra (a grand parade) held every year on the occasion of Ramnavmi. The Shobh Yatra is marked by a procession of a decorated chariot adorned with flowers and garlands with the idols of Ram, Sita and Laxman. It is accompanied with the tableaus, depicting scenes from Ramyan and other Hindu epics. Other added attractions of the procession are the women in colourful attire carrying mangal-kalash (holy pot) in the heads and the firework display. Large number of pilgrims gathered here to celebrate the Ramnavmi festival with great delight.
People from all over India visit this temple on a belief that, those who visit this temple will get absolute peace of mind.
Nagpur's Sonegaon airport is the nearest airport.
Nagpur railway station is the nearest railway station.
This city is well connected by road with major cities.
Poddareswar Ram Temple,
Shanischara, C.A. Road, Near Mayo Hospital,
Nagpur, Maharashtra, India,
Pin code – 440018.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.
Morning 6:00 am to Evening 9:00 pm