Time Required : 3 - 4 hours
Entry Fee : No entry fee. Photography - INR 25, Guide - INR 200 - 500
Timings : 04:30 AM - 08:30 PM
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.
The lingam in the Rameshwaram Temple was installed by Lord Rama but, the construction was led by several rulers over the centuries. Inside the temple, there are two lingams- Ramalingam and Shivalingam. The latter is still worshipped first to preserve the words of Lord Rama. The twenty-two holy water bodies of the Ramanathaswamy Temple come to the rescue of people living a life full of regrets and those who want to absolve their sins. To attain salvation, devotees flock here to worship Lord Shiv and take dips in sacred water. The sanctity of the temple reaches deep within a person and thus, makes him pure and free. Your soul will calm down as the darshan of Lord Shiva brings light to darkest parts lying in you. Besides daily Abhishkams and poojas performed with great zeal, there are absorbing festivals worth witnessing. When in search of paradise on earth, just head out to Rameshwaram Temple.
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