A temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Ram, Sri Poddareshwar Ram Mandir is visited by Hindus from all over the country. It was constructed in 1923 by Late Shri Jamnadhar Poddar, who was comes from the famous Poddar family of Bissau, Rajasthan.
Jamnadhar Poddar was involved in the cloth distribution that was manufactured in Empress Mill. After his son’s untimely demise, Poddar dedicated his time for religious activities and uplift of the downtrodden. This eventually led to the establishment of the temple.
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. Devotees can easily depict the legendary stories of Ramayana by the architecture and the idols made inside the temple.
The temple has a dharamshala, which is a free stay for traveller dharamshala, wherein devotees can stay on their visit to the temple. It is an affordable option for the people on tight budget as it is situated near the railway station and the food and accommodation is free of charge.
According to the sources, the trustees of the temple are planning an expansion of the dharamshala for the better experience and convenience of the devotees.
Every year on the occasion of Ram Navmi, a grand Shobhayatra is organised in Nagpur. It consists of various chariots, wherein the people dressed as the characters of Ramayana participate in it.
The Mayor, being the the first citizen, gets the honour to perform the pooja and inaugurate the grand Shobhayatra. Devotees attend the procession in large numbers.