Temples in RameswaramRameswaram is a major pilgrimage center in South India closely connected with Ramayana. It is believed that Lord Rama came to Rameswaram and worshipped shivalingam after victory of Ravana. Generally, the pilgrims ensure to visit Rameswaram and hold “abhisheka” for Sri Ramanatha on their trip to Kashi. The town is a home to several temples which reflect the customs and traditions practised during the ancient period. Some of the important temples to visit in Rameswaram are explained below:
Sri Ramanathaswamy TempleLocated in the centre of the town, Ramanathaswamy Temple is a popular Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. According to the records, the lingam of this temple was placed by Sri Rama. After the Lanka battle, Rama wanted to built a lingam to vanish the evil Ravana. This temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines in India. Most of the devotees take a holy bath (snana) in the sea and enter the temple. The temple is noted for long corridors with big sculptured pillars on both sides.
Corridors with 197 meters length from east to west and 133 meters from south to north is the longest corridor in the world. People who visit the temple would get the golden opportunity to watch the world’s largest corridor. Further, the glories of Ramanathaswamy temple are sung in the form of hymns by Appar, Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar.
Hotels near Ramanathaswamy Temple
Hotel Sri Saravana
Address: 1/9 A, South Car Street, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu 623526
Phone Number: 04573 223 367
Distance: 0.3 km from Ramanathaswamy Temple (Rameswaram)
Hotel Royal Park
Address: Semma Madam, Ramnad Highway, Rameswaram - 623526,
Tamilnadu, South India
Phone Number: (0) 94431 59722, (0) 95004 59009
Distance: 3.5 km from Ramanathaswamy Temple (Rameswaram)