Watch and share the 360-degree virtual reality tour of the Naalambala Darshanam temples, Ramapuram Sree Ramaswamy Temple, Koodappulam Sree Lakshmanaswamy Temple, Amanakara Sree Bharathaswamy Temple, and Methiri Sree Sathrughnaswamy Temple
The four temples of central Kerala, thronged by Hindu devotees during the holy month of Karkitakam are centred around Ramapuram, within a distance of three kilometres. They are Ramapuram Sree Ramaswamy Temple, Koodappulam Sree Lakshmanaswamy Temple, Amanakara Sree Bharathaswamy Temple, and Methiri Sree Sathrughnaswamy Temple. These temples together are called the Nalambalam.
A Brief History of Nalambalam
The deities here are the four sons of King Dasaratha of Ramayana. Lord Ram, the eldest of them is the eighth avatar (incarnation) of Lord Vishnu, who is the Supreme God of the Hindus. Bharata, second amongst them, is the avatar of the Panchajanya (Conch held by Vishnu). Lakshmana is the avatar of the Adisesha, the serpent of infinite measures and on whom Lord Vishnu sleeps in the Ocean of Milk. Satrughna (the One who is the destroyer of enemies) is the twin brother to Lakshmana and the youngest. He is the avatar of the Sudarshana chakra held by Lord Vishnu.
Visiting Nalambalam is considered to be a sacred event during the Malayalam month of Karkidakam. Nalambalam consists of temples of brothers Sri Rama, Bharatha, Lakshmana & Sathrughnan.
The Naalambala Darshanam during the month of Karkkidakam is a worth notable pilgrimage. The Hindu religion focuses on healthy and lovable relations among the kith and kin of one’s own family. If the bondings connecting the members are brittle, the family can’t stand rigid for a long time. Ramayana tells us the righteous and reputable relations among the four brothers Sree Rama, Lakshmana, Bharatha, and Shatrughna. The down-to-earth character of Lord Rama to leaving the kingdom to his brother Bharatha, the dedicated effort of Lakshmana to follow the footprints of Rama to forests, and the unparalleled love and respect of Bharatha and Shatrughana for Rama are depicted in Ramayana.