Dharmasthala's Ram Mandir
Dharmasthala’s Ram Mandir is located on the shores of the Netravati river, at a distance of 3.5 km from the Shri Manjunath Temple.. Simple yet elegant in its construction, this temple has marble idols of Lord Ram, Lord Lakshman, and Goddess Sita. Each year this temple is thronged by devotees who visit the temple to meditate or worship their revered deities. In addition to being a spiritual centre, the temple site has unparalleled natural beauty as well. The temple complex overlooks the mighty Western Ghats with the Netravati River in the backdrop.
Built in 2003, Ram Mandir was established by Nithyananda Swami who was a well-known spiritual leader and yoga guru. The temple houses 36 idols of its presiding deities in the two floors. The temple is adorned with pristine marble shrines of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita and is embellished with subtle carvings. Ram Mandir witnesses a grand celebration every year on the occasion of Rama Navami. Rama Bhajana Saptaha is celebrated for seven days to celebrate this major Hindi festival. Many devotees visit the temple during this time and chant the Rama Taraka Mantra around the Nanda Deepa.