Yogaramar Raghunathasamudram

Yogaramar, Raghunathasamudram

Vaishnavite Temples, Thiruvannamalai District


Ramachandra Perumal, facing east


Padmathri Thaayar, facing east

Other Deities

Garudan, Anjaneya, Varadaraja Perumal with Sreedevi and Bhoodevi

Yogaramar Raghunathasamudram is a small east-facing temple with a single Prakaram housing the shrines and the Sanctum Sanctorum. An old Dwajasthambam is outside the gate in the east. Lord Rama is seen in a sitting yoga posture with Lakshmana standing, Sita sitting and Hanuman reading out from palm leaves in front. This is one of the three Yoga Ramar temples in the region. The main one being the Yoga Ramar Temple at Nedungunam and another one at Padaveedu.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


Yogaramar is said to have been built by Raghunatha Nayak, the third ruler (1600 to 1634 CE) of Thanjavur. There are many stone inscriptions around the walls of the Sanctum Sanctorum. The details of them are not available as of now.


Sage Valmiki’s first verse in the Ramayana describes the Meditational of Lord Rama. Yogaramar Raghunathasamudram and the other two temples in Nedungunam and Padavedu, where Lord Rama is seen in Yoga Posture are said to represent this quality.


Yogaramar Raghunathasamudram can be reached from Chetpet and Vandavasi. From Chetpet take the Vandavasi road and at about 9 kilometers take the Peranamallur Road. At 3 kilometers take a left into Raghunathasamudram and proceed for 1.5 kilometers to reach Yogaramar Raghunathasamudram temple. If you are coming from Vandavasi take a right at 20 kilometers into Peranamallur road and follow the same directions as above.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest for food would be Vandavasi or Aarani.

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