Rameshwaram Temple In Rameshwaram
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About Rameshwaram Temple In Rameshwaram
Rameshwaram Temple or Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is an important pilgrimage site in Rameshwaram - a small island connected to the mainland via Pamban Bridge in Tamil Nadu. It was built in 17th century. Celebrated for its elaborate works, grand towers and corridors, this temple is a fine example of Dravidian architectural brilliance. It is believed that a visit to this temple washes away one's sins and brings salvation. Rameshwaram Shiva Temple is famous for housing one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. The temple is also the southernmost 'jyotirlinga' of India. It is believed that at this place Lord Rama offered his gratitude to Lord Shiva. In the inner section of the Ramalingeshwara, Ramalingam and Vishvalingam are placed side by side. Rameshwaram Shivling is considered amongst the most pious shivlings in the country.
Ramanathswamy Temple has twenty two wells or teerthams in its complex. These Rameshwaram Temple 22 wells have water of different taste, temperature, salinity and have curative properties as well. In addition, the temple is famous for its magnificent corridors, gigantic granite columns, massive sculptured pillars, and a tall gopuram (gate tower). The third Rameshwaram Temple corridor is the longest one in the world. A spiritual Mani Darshan in Rameshwaram Temple happens at 4 o’clock every morning for an hour. This Mani is made of spatikam (a precious stone) and is in form of a shivling. Some accounts opine that this Mani is of “sheshnag” (Lord Vishnu’s bed).
There is an interesting Rameshwaram Temple history that states Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva here, on his victorious return from Sri Lanka. Sages counseled Lord Rama to install and worship the 'Shivalingam' at this place, to be freed from the sin of killing a Brahmin. Lord Rama approved the idea and fixed a favorable time for the installation of Shivalingam. He sent Lord Hanuman to bring a 'lingam' from Mount Kailash. Lord Hanuman could not return in time. So, Sita made a 'linga' of sand and Lord Rama installed the same. When Hanuman returned with the 'linga', the installation formalities were over. To console the disheartened Hanuman, Rama installed his lingam (Visvalingam) next to Ramalinga and ordained that the rites would be made first to the Visvalingam by everyone who wants Rameshwaram Temple darshan.
To visit, Rameshwaram Temple in Tamil Nadu, devotees have to follow certain Rameshwaram Temple rules. They have to refrain from wearing lungi, bermudas, jeans, and tight-leggings while entering the temple.
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Adam's Bridge in Rameshwaram
Adam’s Bridge also known as Rama Setu is almost a 50 km long and 3 km wide boardwalk, which separates the Gulf of Mannar from the Palk Strait. The bridge is set amidst natural setting that leaves visitors spellbound. Adam’s Bridge begins from Dhanushkodi and ends at the Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. In 1480, the bridge was hi...
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Ariyaman Beach in Rameshwaram
Ariyaman Beach also known as Kushi Beach is situated on the side of the Palk Bay in the Ramanathapuram District, Tamil Nadu. The beach extends to a stretch of 2 km, measures around 150 km in width, and is located at a distance of 27 km from the city. This well-maintained beach is a much loved spot for relaxation and enjoyin...
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Dhanushkodi Beach in Rameshwaram
The Dhanushkodi Beach, is among the most beautiful places in Rameshwaram that command a visit. It is a vast stretch of silvery sand with crystal clear water and age old relics. This beach in Rameshwaram, imparts a glimpse of the mighty Indian Ocean spread out in a vast expanse. Known as Archal Munai by locals, the beach was...
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Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram
Tucked at the south eastern tip of Pamban Island, Dhanushkodi is a small town, which is frozen in time since the disastrous cyclone hit it in 1964. It is the land border between Sri Lanka and India. Once a town, teeming with all facilities, Dhanushkodi in Rameshwaram is now just a sandy shoreline with Bay of Bengal on one s...
Pamban Bridge in Rameshwaram
The Pamban Bridge a massive structure over the Indian Ocean and the first sea as well as cantilever bridge constructed in India. Built as a part of South Indian Railway project, this bridge is an engineering marvel and was completed in 1911. The bridge connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India.
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Scuba Diving in Rameshwaram
Located in the Pamban Island, the city of Rameshwaram is home to numerous beaches. These beaches form a hub for various adventure sports like snorkeling, kitesurfing, jet skiing, kayaking, and scuba diving in Rameshwaram.
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Snorkeling in Rameshwaram
Adorning the coastline of India, the town of Rameshwaram is not only a pilgrim destination but also a hub for various adventure sports. Home to numerous beaches, the city of Rameshwaram makes a perfect destination for indulging in water sports like Kayaking, jet skiing, stand up board, windsurfing, snorkeling, coral watchin...
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Rutika's 7 days trip to RameshwaramThe entire trip was great and a memorable experience for us. The entire planning and booking of the trip was done swiftly. All the places in the itinerary were covered and the hotels booked were up to the mark. Thank you travel triangle for connecting us with tootle tours and travels :)
Fs's 6 days trip to RameshwaramIt was easy process, payment options was helpful! Driver was very good and smart! He knew basic things which helped us to visit th3 place in best time. Hotels were good enough.
Kashmira's 4 days trip to RameshwaramHotel in Ooty was nice but in kodaicanal was worst. And expected a better hotel
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Ojhaak's 5 days trip to RameshwaramThe driver didn't display card at airport. He was just sitting in his cab. His given mobile number was also not working so I had to contact the travel agent. His accent was not good in hindi. Otherwise he was a good driver and punctual.
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Lord Shiva is the main deity of Rameshwaram Temple.
Men should wear dhoti or pajamas with a cloth top or formal pants and shirts, whereas women should wear sarees or half sarees with a blouse. Lungi, shorts, jeans, and tight-leggings should be avoided at all costs.
There is no online or advance booking is required to visit Rameshwaram Temple. You can directly visit the temple, and seek blessings of the Almighty.
Though, it takes less than an hour to visit Rameshwaram Temple. But, if you are visiting there during the peak times, i.e. Shivratri, Karthik Masam, and other occasions, then it may take around 3 to 4 hours to explore the temple.
No. You are not allowed to carry mobile phones inside the temple. You need to deposit them in the lockers outside the temple.
Rameshwaram Temple is famed for being the southernmost lingams of India. It has one of the twelve jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, and is believed to be the place where Lord Ram offered his gratitude to Lord Shiva.
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