Nineteen Feet Sleeping Rama

It is very rare to see Lord Rama in a sleeping posture.

I am aware that there is Rama in Dharpa Sayanam near Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.

It is said that Lord Rama was awaiting the arrival of the Lord of Oceans, Varuna, to seek his permission to build the bridge to cross over to Lanka.

Thee is another temple, Vengampatti, near Panruti,Tamil Nadu in Venugopalaswamy Temple.

In th temple dedicated to Venugopalaswamy (Krishna), a separate Sanctum is provided for Lord Rama.

Lord Rama is in a sleeping posture.

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19 feet Sleeping Rama. Image from

The Idol is about 19 feet in length.

Seven Hooded Snake, is found  as an Umbrella to Him.

Legend has it that, while Rama was returning to Ayodhya,on the request of the Vaikanasa Rishis to give darshan to them Lord Rama graced the place with His presence with Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman.

Lakshmana , in his original form as Adisesha, appears as the Seven hooded Snake.


Venugopalaswamy with his consorts Rukmini and Sathyabhama is present in a separate Sanctum.

There is also this legend that Lord Shiva rested here after becoming tired of running away from Bhasmasura, during Mohini Avatar.

The Mohini Idol is placed in a nearby temple as this temple was in disrepair.

How to reach.



From Panruti , near Cuddlaore.

By Road.

After crossing Kadampuliyur, Samarasa Sanmarga Sabai temple on the  left.

About 100 metres, a large water tank .

Turn left here towards Chattharam.

At the Chattharam junction, turn right.

Vengadampet is two kilometres from there.

Buses are available to Panruti from all Major Towns in Tamil Nadu.

By Rail Panruti.

By Air.

Pondichery 27 Km

Temple Timings. 9 Am to 10 AM and 5 PM to 6 PM

Contact details.

Executive Officer – 94434 34024
Sri.Ramadoss Bhattar -97500 28259

* Check the Phone numbers.

Adivsable to Inform the Bhattar in advance.

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