About Rameswaram

Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India and is located on a beautiful island. It is separated by a small Pamban channel from Sri Lanka. According to the Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka. Rameshwaram is located on a beautiful island in the lower side of India. Lord Shiva too is worshipped in this place. Renowned for its magnificent prakaras with massive sculptured pillars on either side, The Ramanathaswamy Temple houses the longest corridor in the world. Agniteertham is famous for its sacred waters and Pilgrims perform poojas in honour of their ancestors at this seashore. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple holds the floating stone which was used to build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka.

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Rameshwaram Temple

A perfect blend of mind-boggling architecture and spiritual significance, Rameshwaram Temple, also known as Ramanathaswamy Temple of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also boasts of being one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of India. Not just spiritually, Rameshwaram Temple is appealing architecturally also. With the longest corridor of the world and immaculate carvings on pillars, it is definitely a treat for your eyes. The lingam in the Rameshwaram Temple was installed by Lord Rama but, the construction was led by several rulers over the centuries. Inside the temple, there are two lingams- Ramalingam and Shivalingam. The latter is still worshipped first to preserve the words of Lord Rama. The twenty-two holy water bodies of the Ramanathaswamy Temple come to the rescue of people living a life full of regrets and those who want to absolve their sins. To attain salvation, devotees flock here to worship Lord Shiv and take dips in sacred water. The sanctity of the temple reaches deep within a person and thus, makes him pure and free. Your soul will calm down as the darshan of Lord Shiva brings light to darkest parts lying in you. Besides daily Abhishkams and poojas performed with great zeal, there are absorbing festivals worth witnessing. When in search of paradise on earth, just head out to Rameshwaram Temple.

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Distance: 11 kms

Dhanushkodi

Dhanushkodi is a small, sparsely populated beach town on the coast of Tamil Nadu. In the 1964, Dhanushkodi was hit by one of the worst storms India has ever seen. Ever since then, Tamil Nadu has rebuilt this town to become one of the most unique and unusual beach towns of India. This small town redefines the term isolated. Cut off from the rest of the world, this town seems untouched by time. While the rest of India is vying to get ahead in the race for prosperity, this town seems frozen in history, reflecting it grandeur and beauty.

Experience Time: 2-3 Hrs

Distance: 1 kms

Agnitheertham

One of the 64 sacred baths in Rameshwaram, the Agnitheertham is one of the most important theertham and receives a large number of tourists each day. Located on the beach side of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple, Agnitheertham is the only theertham sited outside the temple complex. In the Sanskrit language, the word agni means fire; while the word theertham means holy water. Agnitheertham has been mentioned several times in the ancient texts and mythological legends as a pilgrimage of significant importance among the Hindus. The devotees visiting the theertham offer their prayers to the deity and atone their sins by taking a dip in the holy waters.

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Distance: 12 Kms

Glass boat ride at Pamban Bridge

With exotic fishes and marvelous corals to see, the glass boat ride at Pamban Bridge is a must do.

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Distance: 11 kms

Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

It is the longest bridge in southern India. It connects Rameswaram Island to the main land. It's constructed over the bay. It is 7 km away from Rameshwaram and is also called the Pamban Bridge as it is located beside Pamban, the sacred place where Rama could quench the thirst of Sita by throwing an arrow in the place where they could actually retrieve cool water. The construction of this bridge has left many engineers wondering as it stands tall and strong even today. The ships too can pass under the bridge and hence it is most convenient means of commutation.

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Distance: 51 kms

The Five-faced Hanuman Temple

Five-faced Hanuman temple is the most renowned temple in Rameshwara. It has mythological evidence where Hanuman showed his profile with five faces. He is reckoned to be embellished with senthooram at this particular place. The statues of all Rama, Laxman, Sita and Hanuman are placed in the temple and all have been sacredly worshipedand revered to the apex. The actual soul of the Gods is supposed to have been put into the idols and this gives a very mystic feel to it. There is floating stone outside the temple which was used to create the bridge on the sea as prescribed by our Indian mythology.

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Distance: 2 kms

Gandhamadhana Parvatham

Gandhamadhana Parvatham is the deity of several communities in southern India and the temple of Gandhamadhana is highly revered, renowned and worshiped in the southern India. The temple is a massive two storey and Lord rama's feet are imprinted on the chakra placed in the temple. Believers and pilgrims alike long to visit this holy place and offer their prayers to the feet of Lord ram.It is one of the most important places in regards of historic significance. Plenty other pilgrim spots surround the Gandhamadhana Parvatham and one can visit these when on a pilgrimage.

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Distance: 1 kms

Jatayu Tirtham

Jatayu tirtham is the holy temple constructed in the memory of Jatayu, who was the most loyal eagle of Rama and who helped lord Rama at various instances in getting herbs from the mountains. It is said that this eagle lost its life in order to save the life of lord Rama and hence its sacrifice is always appreciated and it is worshiped as a deity even today. It was buried in the soil when it died and Jatayu temple has been created at the place of its burial. The whole of its pit was filled with vibhuti, which is the holy ash that is obtained after the yagnas. It is believed that it was buried in the soil whenafter death and Jatayu temple has been created at the place of its burial. The whole of its pit was filled with vibhuti, which is the holy ash that is obtained after the yagnas.

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Distance: 7 kms

Kothandaramaswamy Temple

Kothandaramaswamy temple is situated on the southern most tip of India and is situated on the island near Bay of Bengal. Indian Ocean covers it from all its sides. There had been several instances of cyclone in the area but the temple stayed to be intact even in most critical times. It too has the history and story of Ramayan in its footings. Here, Vibhishana, Ravan's brother joined hands with Rama and hence Vibhishana too is worshiped at this place. The temple has several wonderful paintings all around the walls of it which flows with the flow of Ramayana and one can enjoy being in the temple with the guide who keeps narrating the story at every instance of time.

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Distance: 12 Kms

Jada Tirtham

Kaveri tirtham is the holy tirtham in southern India where god Kapardishvara is worshipped. Jada tirtham is a small temple which lies within Kaveri Tirtham and holds its own mythological importance. The temple is constructed near the trunk of a large peepal tree and all the deities are supposed to have rested there while they had been in banvas. The temple maybe small in construction but is a great master piece of lattice work and the artmanship is spectuacular. It is famous for its beauty and uniqueness. This makes Jada Tirtham one of the most important places for a pilgrimage.

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Abdul Kalam House

APJ Abdul Kalam House or the House of Kalam is the residence of former President of India, an accomplished scientist and an inspirational figure. This is the place where he was raised by his parents along with his siblings. The house is now turned into a museum where tourists can get a glimpse into Abdul Kalamês life and his achievements.

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Lakshmana Tirtham

Lakshmana Tirtham had been constructed in the loving memory of Lord Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama. In order to offer sacred prayers to lord Lakshmana, this temple has been constructed in Rameshwaram itself which indicates that Lord Lakshman had been given a valuable place in the dynasty of Lord Rama. Several wonderful sculptures of Lord Lakshmana have been carved out from marble and the temple has the statues of lord Rama and Goddess Sita too which signifies the spirit of unitedness that exisited between them.

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Ariyaman Beach

Ariyaman Beach is a long stretch of pristine white sand beach famous for its scenic beauty. The clear waters and the gentle waves create an irresistible environment for the tourists. The beach is also called Khushi Beach and has enough facilities for boating, swimming and water sports. Those who never wish to leave the beach can opt to stay at one of the cottages by the seashore.

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