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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ramanathaswamy Temple by using our Rameswaram trip planner .
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  • It didn't appeal to me much. But for the religiously inclined, it's no less than heaven. There is people always visiting. And during festivals crowds stretch upto Ramanathapuram that is 50kms away. Pr...  more »
  • This was our 3rd visit of this holy town named Rameshwaram. The primary deity of the temple is Lord Shiva as Ramanathaswamy in the form of lingam. This is one of twelve Jyorlinga of Lord Shiva and 2nd...  more »
  • Very well maintained temple.There are facilities for quick darshan if you are in a hurry.Unlike other religious places in India there are no harrasement by the priests or touts.The Dhanuskodi beach & ...  more »
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  • Biggest and most holy temple I visited till now in India. After long time I had feeling that I visited that place I wished to. Thanks to local guider I attended some important parts of temple and taken prayer and blessings. Temple itself is very big so its tske time to make direction within corridors. If you don't pay attention you can easily miss something important.
  • An awesome temple that is significantly connected with the epic ramayana. Offers great facilities for the devotees. Afternoons are the best time to visit as there are no queues and one can walk in without any special payments. The temple complex is so that often one needs to ask for directions to navigate within the complex. Foolproof arrangements have been made by the temple administration to ensure fair treatment of the pilgrims.
  • I visited this temple with my family. It was a nice experience. One thing which is worth mentioning here that the pandas here will not co-operate you in taking holy bath unless you make additional payment to them. I think the temple administration should take care of it.
  • Traveler or a Pilgrim, exploring or a ritual to perform you will be awed with the details in the artwork of this temple! Featuring the longest corridor in the world, every pillar (1212 in total) is different if you observe carefully. Travel Bags, Phones and camera are not allowed inside the temple premises so if you're on a day trip here don't worry there are many shops in front of the main entrance who will offer to keep your luggage and those gadgets for a very minimal amount. DO CONFIRM THE SHOP TIMINGS WHERE YOU HAVE KEPT YOUR LUGGAGE. FEW SHOPS DO REMAIN CLOSE IN THE AFTERNOON. Also the temple remains close for sometime in afternoon
  • Very nice holy place. Main God is Lord Shiva. In that Lord Shiva and 22theeram are so special. Inside the temple, We can't able to carry mobile phones , cameras. We have mobile locker facilities around temple
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