A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ram, the Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is visited by Hindus from all over the country. Located in Nagpur city of Maharashtra, this beautiful temple is very old and it is believed anybody who visits this place gets peace of mind, if nothing else.
The Ram mandir has the idols of Lord Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman, and Mata Sita. The idols are in the Ram Parivar posture and are worshipped by hundreds of devotees every day.
The Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir has a big dharamsala right in front as well, and many travellers stay and eat here. It’s vicinity to the Nagpur railway station makes it easily accessible and a great option to stay for people who have a tight budget. Most of the main markets of the city are near this dharamsala as it is visited by a lot of people all throughout the year. The temple committe is considering the expansion of the dharamsala.
Whether you are religious or not, you can consider visiting this place. The temple of Nagpur has a beautiful structure with amazing architecture and has been made of sandstone and marble. It is always peaceful and tranquil and spending some moments here is sure to make you feel refreshed.
Every year during Ram Navami, a shobhayatra is taken out that attracts thousands of people.
History of the Temple
Built in the year 1923, Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir was built by Late Sri Jamnadhar Poddar who is related to the famous Poddar family of Rajasthan. He was a famous businessman of that time. The Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir has become a famous attraction of Nagpur due to its history and construction.
The Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is minutes away from the railway station and so you can easily find your way to this place. It’s a must visit place for someone intersted in a pilgrimage tour.
You can hire a cab or auto to reach this place from the railway station.
Things to do and see in and around
The Sitabuldi Fort is nearby and this fort was built in the year 1857 atop a hill. If you like shopping, you can even visit the Eternity Mall, which is a couple of blocks away.
Opening/Closing Timings and days
For all days of the week, the temple opens at 6:00 AM and closes at 7:00 PM.
Best time to Visit
To take part in the Shobha Yatra, visit during Ram Navami. November-February is best in terms of weather for a holiday in Nagpur.