Rama kshetra is a beautiful and colourful temple dedicated to Lord Ram, situated near Dharmasthala temple in a place called Kanyadi in Dakshina Kannada district. The place is noteworthy for its scenic beauty. Close by, the sacred river Nethravathy , quenching the thirst to millions of people and irrigating thousands acre of land. This three storied temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Ram and Sita and almost all the Gods and Goddesses idols are present in the temple.
The ground floor of the temple is used for bhajans and other religious activities like Meditation, Vedanta seminars, and Yoga courses are conducted on this floor. On the first floor, idols of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Annapoorneshwari, founder Nityananda Swami, Shirdi Sai Baba can be seen.On the 2nd floor, idols of various Gods and Goddesses can be seen. On the main sanctum sanctorum, huge idols of Rama and Sita are placed and Hanuman is opposite to them. The specialty of this temple is that Lord Rama is depicted in the form of Pattabhi Rama, where Lord Rama and Sita are in sitting position in the throne, indicating coronation (pattabhisheka). Lakshmana and Shatrughna are standing beside and fanning them while Bharat and Hanuman are at the feet of Lord Rama. Lord Krishna, Lord Dattatreya, Navadurga and Navagraha idols can also be seen in this temple. All the idols are made of white marble.
There are three chariots,. ‘Brahmaratha’ dedicated to Lord Rama, which is 72 feet in height. ‘Hanumanta ratha’ for Lord Anjaneya, of 36 feet tall and another silver chariot with 18 feet of height.

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