Nandhambakkam Sri Kothandaramar

Nandhambakkam Sri Kothandaramar

Nandhambakkam is located on the Mount Poonamallee Road just about 2 kms from Guindy Kathipara junction. This temple is located just on the opposite side of Chennai Trade Center.

Mulavar: Kodhanda Ramar, Srinivasa Perumal

Posture : Nindra Kolam , Standing Posture (Srinivasa Perumal)

Theertham: Bringi Maharishi Theertham

Kshethram: Brindaanya Kshethram

Vimanam: Nalinaga Vimanam


According to Legends its known to be Bringi Maharishi' s Ashram. Lord Rama on his way to Ramewaram was requested by Saint Bringi to stay in his ashram for some time. In the Nandavanam near the Ashram Lord Rama stayed for some time. The place came to be known as Nandhavanam itself, which later changed as Nandhambakkam. The place to Nandhambakkam is Ramapuram as lord Rama stayed here.

About the temple:

The descendants of Vijayanagar rulers constructed a temple for Rama, Sita and Lakshmana, around 750 years ago, in the place where Lord Rama stayed. The original idols that the sage worshipped were installed in this temple.


  • Rama here is seen along with Lakshmana, Bharatha and Sathrukna ( Facing South)

  • Sita Devi is seen sitting on Sri Rama’s lap ( Facing South)

  • Anjaneyar (( Facing North)

  • Srinivasa Perumal ( Facing East)

  • Alarmelmangai Thayar

  • Nandavana Kannan

  • Anjaneyar ( In the praakaaram)

  • Azhwars and Acharyas

  • chakrathalwar temple & Narasimhar

Temple Timing: 7.00 am to 10.30 am and 6.00 pm to 8.15 pm

Unique Features:

The temple is south facing

Kodhanda Ramar holding Sita in His lap

Temples in Proximity:

Sri Ramalingeswarar ( Nandambakkam)

Sri Ramanadeswarar Temple at Porur (Chennai Navagraha Sthalam – Guru)


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