Madhurankatam - Rama temple
There is an important beautiful Sita-Rama Temple here, wherein Sita and Rama are holding hands. It is said that while Rama was in the forest for 14 years he came to this place. As he was leaving, the sage Vibhandaka requested him to visit here on his way back to Ayodhya. When Sri Rama, Laksman and Sita were returning to Ayodhya, after Rama killed Ravana, the Pushpaka Vimana (flower airplane) that was carrying them would not move when it reached this place.
Sri Rama held Sita’s hand to help her get down the steps of the Pushpaka Vimana.
Sri Ramanuja met one of his gurus, Maha Purna (Peria Nambi), in Madurantakam and was initiated under the Bakula tree in the Rama temple. In the temple there are a cakra (disc) and a conch that are said to have been used at the initiation ceremony of Ramanuja.
The pancha-samskara molds are in the shrine for Peria Nambi and Ramanuja, which is north of the flagstaff in the temple. Madurantakam is 90km south of Chennai between Chingleput and Villupuram. Trains heading south from Chennai stop here. There are regular buses from Chennai and Chingleput.