Kalyana Ramar Kalpadi

Kalyana Ramar, Kalpadi

Vaishnavite Temples, Kanyakumari District


Sri Rama, facing east


Sita, along with main deity, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Anjaneya, Naagar

Ramar Kalpadi is a small east-facing temple. A tiled roof mandapam leads to the doorway to the temple. The outer Prakaram walls have broken down and the prakaram is overgrown with weeds. The inner Prakaram protected by walls houses the Sanctum Sanctorum of the main deity. The main deity is seen standing with Lakshmana, Sita, and Anjaneya on the side. Though the locals have taken up the cause to contribute and renovate the temple, nothing has happened due to procedural delays by the concerned Government departments. They have been waiting for mandatory clearances for years now and hope to see something happening soon. There is a small and old Shiva Temple close by in the opposite lane.

Holy Water (Theertham) – Well in the Prakaram

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – Arasa Maram (Peepal tree – Ficus relegiosa)


Ramar Kalpadi is said to date back to the 13th Century CE. Though the Archaeology department has confirmed this fact, historical information is not information as of now.


Ramar Kalpadi is believed to be the place where Lord Rama held the hands of his wife Sita after she proved her purity and emerged out of the fire. ‘Kai Pidi’ means holding the hand in Tamil. Thus the village is said to have been named Kaipidi originally and later transformed to Kalpadi.


Ramar Kalpadi is about 9 kilometers south of Thucalay via Eraniel. Thucalay is 15 kilometers northwest of Nagercoil in the Thiruvananthapuram Road.

Stay and Food

None locally. Some small snack shops are available in Thucalay and Eraniel. The closest place for food and stay is Nagercoil.

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