Rameshwaram Temple

Rameshwaram – Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

Ramanatha Swamy temple, also known as Rameshwaram temple is of immense spiritual significance for devotees. This is because of its direct link to the Ramayana and Lord Sri Ram Himself. When Sri Ram came to this sacred spot while searching for Sita Maa, he made a Parthiv Shivling and prayed to Lord Shiva. This Shivling is now enshrined in the temple. Rameshwaram is one of the 12  Jyotilings in India.

Presiding Deities

  • Mahalakshmi Theertham,
  • Savithri Theertham,
  • Gayathri Theertham,
  • Saraswathi Theertham,
  • Sethu Madhava Theertham,
  • Gandhamadana Theertham,
  • kavatcha Theertham,
  • Gavaya Theertham,
  • Nala Theertham,
  • Neela Theertham,
  • Kodi Theertham

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About Rameshwaram – Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

Darshan Timings

5.00 AM to 8.45 PM

Dress Code

Formal

Photography and Videography

Not Allowed

Prasad

Allowed

Rameshwaram – Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple Puja and Darshan Timings

 

Puja And Darshan Name Timings
Palliyarai Deepa Arathana 05:00 AM
Spadigalinga Deepa Arathana 05:10 AM
Thiruvananthal Deepa Arathana 05:45 AM
Vila Pooja 07:00 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja 10:00 AM
Uchikala Pooja 12:00 PM
Sayaratcha Pooja 06:00 PM
Arthajama Pooja 08.30 PM
Palliyarai Pooja 08:45 PM

History of Ramanatha Swamy Temple

Rameshwaram Temple is situated in the island of Rameshwaram, off the Sethu coast of Tamil Nadu and is reached via the Pamban Bridge across the sea. The huge temples are known for its long ornate corridors, towers and 36 theerthams. Rameshwaram Jyothirlinga represents the southernmost of the 12 Jyotirlingams of India and has been a time honored pilgrimage center held on par with Benaras.
Structure of Rameshwaram Temple is spread over an area of 15 acres and has lofty gopurams, massive walls and a colossal Nandi.

ameswaram Jyotirlinga also boasts of a 4000 feet long pillared corridor with over 4000 pillars, supposedly the longest in the world. The carved granite pillars are mounted on a raised platform. Yet another fact about this corridor is that the rock is not indigenous to the island and is said to have been brought in from elsewhere in Tamil Nadu across the sea.

Ramanatha Swamy temple, also known as Rameshwaram temple is of immense spiritual significance for devotees. This is because of its direct link to the Ramayana and Lord Sri Ram Himself. When Sri Ram came to this sacred spot while searching for Sita Maa, he made a Parthiv Shivling and prayed to Lord Shiva. This Shivling is now enshrined in the temple. Rameshwaram is one of the 12  Jyotilings in India. It is also one of the 4 Sharda Peeths established by Adi Shankaracharya, and one of the Char Dhams of India along with Dwarka, Badrinath and Jagannath Puri.

The temple was renovated and expanded by the Pandya dynasty in the 12th century. There are two Shivlings in the temple. One  built by Sri Ram and another that was brought from the Himalayas by Lord Hanuman. The temple as we see it today is believed to have been built in the 17th century. The architecture and building scale of the temple are awe-inspiring.

The temple corridors are among the longest in the world. The main gopuram (tower) is 53 metres tall.  The temple is enclosed by a tall compound wall.  There are 64 sacred Kunds in and around the temple, which are also of great significance. 22 Kunds are within the temple and represent the 22 arrows in Sri Ram’s quiver. Dhanushkodi on the tip of the island of Rameshwaram is from where Sri Ram built  Ram Setu to cross the sea and go to Lanka.

Pandit Ji in Rameshwaram – Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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