About Temple: Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.The temple is located in the holy city of Rameswaram , an island town in South India, considered a holy pilgrimage site for Shaivites, Vaishnavites and Smarthas. The temple is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples, where Shiva is worshiped in the form of a Jyotirlingam.
Moolavar : Ramanathaswamy, Ramalingeswarar.
Amman /Thayar : Parvathavarthini.
Theertham :There are 22 theerthams inside the temple and 22 theerthams outside the temple (there are 22 theerthams outside Devipattinam, Thirupullani, Pamban, Thangachimadam, Mandapam etc.)
Historical Name : Kandhamadana Parvatham, Thiruviramechuram
Location: Rameswaram, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu.
The ancient shrine of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple is believed to be in a humble thatched hut until 12th century. It was later built as a concrete temple by Sethupathy rulers.
The major additions to the temple were done from 12th to 16th century during the various reigns. In 13th century, stone blocks were shipped from Koneswaram temple, Trincomalee to renovate sanctum sanctorum of this temple.
It was during the rule of King Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan. Many kingdoms such as Mysore, Travancore, Pudukottai, Ramanathapuram, etc., have also contributed a lot for the development of this temple, resulting in a magnificent structure.
Few of the additions to the temple happened later as well, for instance the majestic corridor of the temple was built in 18th century. The present structure of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple was built during 17th century.
The present structure of Sri Ramanathaswamy temple is spread across 15 acres of land. Its majestic pillars, vast corridors, walls and gopurams allure every visitor. Its granite walls have intricate carvings have been mounted on a raised platform.
This temple is surrounded by huge walls on all the four sides with height of almost 865 feet to 657 feet. The outer corridors of Rameshwaram temple is considered as the longest in the world, with a total length of 3850 feet for all the corridors. There are around 1212 pillars in the outer corridor with a height of 30 feet while the main tower of Rajagopuram has a height of around 53 meter.
There are majestic gopurams at the east and west while gate towers adorned the temple on the northern and southern side. There are many intriguing aspects of this temple which leaves everyone mesmerised. It is also said that the rocks used in corridor is not from this region but were brought from somewhere outside Tamil Nadu.
Another striking feature is the paved way from western gopuram to Setumadhava shrine is in the form of a chess board, presenting a unique view. It is called as Chokkattan Mandapam where deities are kept during the Spring Festival.
The main deity of this temple is Lord Shiva in the form of lingam. This is the lingam which was created by Goddess Sita and was installed by lord Rama who had prayed to Lord Shiva here. This temple has two lingams; the second lingam, in the temple is one one which was bought by Hanuman from Kailash, known as Vishwalingam or Hanumanlinga.
There are shrines of Goddess Visalakshi, Parvathavardhini, Lord Vinayaka and Lord Subramanya, Utsava Idol, Sayanagriha, and Perumal as well. Another important idol is of Nandi, this massive statue with a height of 17.5 feet and a length and width of 23 and 12 feet respectively moves devotees not only with its religious aura but also with incomparable sculpting excellence.
The shrines in the temple are Parvathavardhini, Vishwanatha & Visalakshi, Sayanagruha (Palliyarai), Jyothirlinga, Sethumadava, Sri ramanthaswamy Temple is also known for its temple tanks as well. There are 22 theertham inside this temple. Devotees from all her the world come to these theerthams to atone their past sins. Agni Theertham is the first theertham and considered to be the one of the most important ones.
Pick up and then Proceed towards Rameshwaram.
Then transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check In.
Then proceed to visit Arulmigu Parvathavarthini Amman, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Pamban Bridge , Pamban Rail Bridge , Ramar Patham ,22 Well Theertham , Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple .
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Dhanushkodi Temple , Dhanushkodi Beach , Ram Setu Adam's Bridge , Kothanda Ramar Temple.
Then Starting our Journey towards Theni.
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Ramanathaswamy Jyotirlinga - Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. (12 Jyotirlingam Temples)