The Sri Kothandaramar Temple is located on Mudikondan and is dedicated to God Kothandaramar. The presiding deity is Kothandaramar with Sita at the left and Lakshmana on the right holding the bow Kothandam. The Perumal is Ranganathar. There is a special shrine to Hanuman, the Holy water is Ramatheertham and the Sage Bharadwaja. On his way to Lanka, Sri Rama had stayed in the hermitage of Sage Bharadwaja for a short while, who wanted to offer a great feast to him. Sri Rama declined the offer as he was on a mission but promised to accept it on his way back. And as promised, Rama landed his Pushpaka aircraft near the hermitage on his way back and the sage installed Sri Ranganatha for Rama's puja before the feast. Rama gave darshan to Sage Bharadwaja with his Mudi (crown) and the place came to be known as Mudikondan. Generally temples for Rama are constructed facing South so that Vibishana, after his coronation following the end of Ravana could ever worship Rama in the North. But the Mudikondon Temple is facing east as Bharadwaja Rishi wanted to have a Darshan of Sri Rama with Sita and Lakshmana with his crown. Instead, Sri Ranganatha shrine is installed facing South. The tank is behind the temple. Hanuman shrine is opposite to that of the God. The idol of Sri Rama is so beautiful with a slight bending holding the bow.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- To pray for wisdom
- To pray to go overseas for higher education
- To pray for fame and fortune (artists)
- To pray to be reunited if couples are estranged
- To pray for employment and promotion in careers
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.
7 a.m. to 8 p.m.