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Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

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One of the twelve temples in which Shiva is worshipped as a Jyotirlingam--a pillar of light, Ramanathaswamy Temple represents one of the country's most significant religious sites. Legend has it that Rama's wife Sita built a lingam (sacred mound of sand) in order to worship Shiva here, after the god Hanuman failed to bring her a Himalayan mountain--the biggest lingam available. Walk between huge colonnades of sandstone pillars through possibly the longest corridor in the world--197 m (646 ft) long and 133 m (436 ft) wide. See devotees bathe in 22 holy wells, which represent the arrows in Rama's quiver. Bring a small towel since its always hot and damp inside the temple. To visit Ramanathaswamy Temple and other attractions in Rameswaram, use our Rameswaram trip itinerary maker.
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  • It's big temple opposite to sea ,1.5 km from railway station&5km from main busstand.first one go for bath inthe sea then go for 22 thirthams inside the temple .wet clothes are not allowed ,nodress cod...  read more »
  • Your visit to Rameswaram is incomplete with a visit to Ramanathaswamy temple. it is a very old temple with more than 2000 year old history. Don't miss the bathing in 24 wells spread around the temple....  read more »
  • This is a big temple symbol of south Indian architecture. This is one of the important dham of 4 dhams in India. Must visit this place. Very nice place. 
  • Visited this temple during my Ride to Rameshwaram & Dhanuskodhi, Visit during 12-12:30 be aware temple closed at 1, that time people will be less & you can have good Darshan
  • It is a picture in srisailam dam when water evaporated in krishna river, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Respected all Devotiees, 28.03.2016 i and My son Was visted to the temple , Before that I booked Online Accomadation for Double Bed Room. When i entered in to accomadation office , I was treated as a uneducated, Very horsalble Words used the person, and i got room key, i was Opened that room, it was not cleaned, Many waste Food parcels, Hairpins , etc, The toilet hygenic was too poor, Finally they were not maintained properly, I ask that swepper clean that area immediately but he refused until unless if we are ready to pay some Incentives...... I was Shocked.... This is holy temple in india, and more Power full gods in Ramanathaswamy , Parvathavarthini ammal.....?
  • Harhar Mahadev such a wonderful temple. we had planned to have bath in all the 22 wells but everytime i have gone there SL.3,4&5 are closed and they state due to heavy rush but i doubt about it once it can be same thing i have heard from other devotees also. The temple should improvise on managment of crowd but for that its good
  • Fantastic place! Good darshan. Not many helpful people to tell you clearly what to do. Though it is in Tamilnadu the tourists and business establishment are mixed and pan-India. And maybe thats the reason there is confusion on what to do. Here is my suggestion after my visit 2 days back. They say 4 to 5 am is Mani darshan and go without bathing. I would say take a quick shower. Also wear a dhoti. If all do that we can collectively feel good by sight and smell - not be smelly early morning. Also most hotels are on middle-street which is where we land up when we enter by road into rameswaram town. This street takes you to west car street. The entrance is on the east car street (sea side). Go in and stand in queue. As the queue progresses we paid 50 rs for special darshan tickets. May not be needed! No pushing / shoving inside like Tirupati happens here. After darshan when you come out on east car street head straight to the sea, 200m straight walk, take a dip. This is the agni theertham. After that come back and head left towards South Car street. You can read green-boards indicating 25 rupee token for the 22 well bath. Stand in queue here. They give a wrist band. Stick it on to your wrist. Follow the crowd. You head straight into Well #1. Dont pay touts and the boards say the same. There is no quick darshan or special water bath or anything of that sort. At each well there are 2 people in whites filling up buckets from the wells and pouring them on the groups of people. Keep some 10 rupee notes if you feel like tipping them. Not compulsory. You can purchase small plastic bottles outside (when in queue or even in shops.) Along with pouring water on your heads on your request they fill up your water cans too. However you may have to spill out some water after each well so that you can accommodate water from all the 22 wells. This filling up is again not compulsory. Note: Wells 2, 3, 4 were closed. After this you got to change your clothes in a changing room and then go for darshan again. We also went to "House of Kalam" - great achievement by the missile man coming from such a humble background. Dhanushkodi - we travelled the previous evening. Nice sunset. They did not allow cars to go beyond Mukundarayar Chathiram - though I was told the road was built beyond that as well. I dont know if we weren't allowed because it was late. But a person said - the special trucks would start at 6 am for the land's end trip but they did not allow after 5:30 pm or so since it would get dark.
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