A perfect blend of mind-boggling architecture and spiritual significance, Rameshwaram Temple, also known as Ramanathaswamy Temple of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also boasts of being one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of India. Not just spiritually, Rameshwaram Temple is appealing architecturally also. With the longest corridor of the world and immaculate carvings on pillars, it is definitely a treat for your eyes.
Five-faced Hanuman temple is the most renowned temple in Rameshwara. It has mythological evidence where Hanuman showed his profile with five faces. He is reckoned to be embellished with senthooram at this particular place. The statues of all Rama, Laxman, Sita and Hanuman are placed in the temple and all have been sacredly worshipedand revered to the apex. The actual soul of the Gods is supposed to have been put into the idols and this gives a very mystic feel to it.
The temple is a massive two storey and Lord rama's feet are imprinted on the chakra placed in the temple. Believers and pilgrims alike long to visit this holy place and offer their prayers to the feet of Lord ram.It is one of the most important places in regards of historic significance. Plenty other pilgrim spots surround the Gandhamadhana Parvatham and one can visit these when on a pilgrimage.
Kothandaramaswamy temple is situated on the southern most tip of India and is situated on the island near Bay of Bengal. Indian Ocean covers it from all its sides. There had been several instances of cyclone in the area but the temple stayed to be intact even in most critical times. It too has the history and story of Ramayan in its footings. Here, Vibhishana, Ravan's brother joined hands with Rama and hence Vibhishana too is worshiped at this place.
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Lakshmana Tirtham had been constructed in the loving memory of Lord Lakshman, brother of Lord Rama. In order to offer sacred prayers to lord Lakshmana, this temple has been constructed in Rameshwaram itself which indicates that Lord Lakshman had been given a valuable place in the dynasty of Lord Rama. Several wonderful sculptures of Lord Lakshmana have been carved out from marble and the temple has the statues of lord Rama and Goddess Sita too which signifies the spirit of unitedness that exisited between them.
Nambu Nayagiamman Temple is a 14th century temple dedicated to Lord Rama. The tranquillity and the splendid architecture with enormous bells and beautiful lawns draw not just the devotees but tourists as well. The main shrine is an open structure built to allow sunlight in which adds to the uniqueness of the temple.
Thiruppullani is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu but the presiding deity is Lord Darbha Sayana Rama whose idol is seen in a reclining posture. A good example of Dravidian architecture, the complex was built when Chola Kingdom was in power. It is one of the 108 Divya Desams - a pilgrimage visited most during the Rameshwaram pilgrimage.
Saatchi Hanuman Temple in Rameshwaram, also spelt Sakshi Hanuman Temple, is dedicated to Lord Rama and Hanuman. This temple commemorates Sita devi's well-being, evidenced by Hanuman bringing a piece of her jewellery to Lord Rama. Looking at this, Lord Rama was elated to know that his wife was still alive. 'Saatchi' here refers to true evidence.
Visit the many stunning temples in Rameshwaram during your next visit to Tamil Nadu.
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