Rameswaram Temple

Rameswaram Temple
Rameswaram Temple

Rameswaram Temple a Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva, this temples is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga and one of the four major sites of The Char Dham “Four abodes” (Puri, Badrinath, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram) in India, It is situated on the Island of Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, the temple was built in by Pandya Dynasty 12th century and renovated its principal shrines sanctum by Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan.

Shri RamanathaSwamy Temple has the longest corridor among all temples in India and It is one of the 274 paadhal petrasthan where Tirugnana Sambandar, Appar, Sundarar, and Nayanars have glorified with their songs, legends believed that The Ramanathaswamy Temple have been established and worshiped by Rama (the seventh avatar of God Vishnu) to absolve sins which were created by Ravana during the time of Ramayana war in Srilanka.

Rameshwaram is an island situated in the Gulf of the manner of the Indian peninsula. There are many holy places of the Hindus in Rameswaram. The Agnitheertham is one such holy place. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga represents the southernmost of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India and has been a time-honored pilgrimage center held on par with Banaras. Rameshwaram Temple Jyotirlinga is associated closely with the Ramayana and Rama’s victorious return from Sri Lanka. Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameshwaram has become one of the  Top 10 Pilgrimage places to visit in India.

Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to rescue his consort Sita from her abductor Ravana. This is also the place where Rama worshiped Lord Shiva to cleanse away the sin of killing Ravana. Both the Vaishnavites and Shaivites visit this pilgrimage which is known as the Varanasi the south. Dhanushkodi is believed to be the place where the famous bridge built by Lord Rama along with his brother Laxman and his devotee Hanuman with the floating stones known as Ram Setu is located in Rameswaram. the temple is spread over an area of 15 acres and has lofty gopurams, massive walls, and a colossal Nandi. Rameswaram Jyotirlinga also boasts of a 4000 feet long pillared corridor with over 4000 pillars, supposedly the longest in the world.

 

Published: Niresh Kumar Balan