Kothandaramaswamy Patteeswaram

Kothandaramaswamy, Patteeswaram

Vaishnavite Temples, Thanjavur District


Kothandaramar, facing east


Sita along with Rama facing east

Other Deities

Rama, Lakshmana, Sita form the main deity group, Anjaneya

Kothandaramaswamy Patteeswaram is a small temple with a 3 tier gopuram at the entrance. The temple has a single prakaram. There is a temple tank, though totally neglected and dry, at the northeast of Kothandaramaswamy Patteeswaram temple.

Holy Water (Theertham) – No information

Sacred Tree (Sthala Vriksham) – No information


It is said that when Thirugnanasambandar (7th Century CE) visited the nearby Dhenupureeswarar Temple he also visited Kothandaramaswamy Patteeswaram temple and was offered a silk shawl. This ritual (Muthu Pandal Utsav) is followed today also on a particular day.


Sage Shaliar who belonged to the silk weavers community wanted Lord Rama to permanently pardon them from the sin of killing countless silkworms and performed a penance here at Kothandaramaswamy Patteeswaram. The Lord granted pardon from the sin to the community. Lord Rama to wash away one of the sins (Shayahati dosha) due to killing Ravana is believed to have performed rituals in the Shiva Temple nearby and hence this temple is also in the same locality.


Kothandaramaswamy Patteeswaram is in the western side of Patteeswaram which is about 7.5 kilometers south-west of Kumbakonam.

Stay and Food

None locally. Closest is Kumbakonam

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