srimathe ramanujaaya namah:
srimathe nigamantha mahadesikaya namah:
Karunaakaran, Yeri Kaattha Ramar, facing east, standing posture.
At this holy place, Bhasyakarar "Ramanujar" got his Sanyaasam (became a saint). Periya Nambigal
to Ramanujar here. Even today this event is celebrated here
as a Utsavam called Pancha Samaskara Utsavam.
Once upon a time, When lake (Yeri) in this place was flooded, and the
water started entering into the town, Sri Ramar & Sri Lakshmana saved the
people. They stood themself as a guard on the lake to prevent the water flow
into the town. So, this perumal is called Yeri Kaattha Ramar.
To add one more crown to this holy place, the sanskrit college is located
very near to the temple, where students can learn sastras, vedas and
vaishnava samprathayams in depth.
On the Madras - Villupuram rail/bus route, it is located ~75 kms away from Madras.
Frequent buses are there from Madras / Kancheepuram / Chengalpattu / Villupuram.
An Appeal: If you have pictures of this abhimana desam, please send them to me, thanks.