The Adhi Rathneswarar Temple situated in Thiruvadanai, is one of the 14 temples in South India praised in the Thevaram hymns.
Sages Agasthya, Markandeya and the holy cow Kamadenu were believed to have worshiped Lord Shiva at this temple.
The temple is also mentioned in the Thirupugal and Thevara Pathigam works of Tamil poets Arunagirinathar and Sambandar respectively.
The Tower (Gopuram) of this temple is a specimen of Dravidian art presented in the upper stories.
It was recently renovated by the benign patronage of some film actors of the state. The surface of the Gopuram depicts various lifelike arts from the different anecdotes of the Hindu mythology.
The pictures are painted in oil and exhibit vivid descriptions of the incidents depicted. The tower can be seen from a colossal distance of about 10 miles from the temple's premises.
The presiding deity here is Lord Siva in known as Aadhi Rathneswarar (Swayambhu Lingam) and his consort is Snehavalli Amman.
The temple is estimated to about 1000-2000 years old.
The temple has amazing number of Bas Reliefs on stone pillars. Mother Snehavalli is the deity for planet Shukra- Venus. The temple is famous for Shukra worship.
Three yard sticks are used to decide the reputation of great temples, viz. Murthy, Sthala and Theertha.
Temples are famous for one or two of these aspects and some have all the three attributes. Thiruvadanai Adhi Rathneswarar temple has all the three attributes.
Lord Shiva is a swayambu. He is also praised as Aadanai Nathar and Aja Gajeswarar.
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 .
Adhi Rathneswarar Temple, Thiruvadanai.
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.
Finally drop at Railway Junction / Airport.
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Adhi Rathneswarar Temple - Thiruvadanai, Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu (276 Shiva Sthalangal)