Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameswaram

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One of the twelve temples in which Shiva is worshipped as a Jyotirlingam--a pillar of light, Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple represents one of the country's most significant religious sites. Legend has it that Rama's wife Sita built a lingam (sacred mound of sand) in order to worship Shiva here, after the god Hanuman failed to bring her a Himalayan mountain--the biggest lingam available. Walk between huge colonnades of sandstone pillars through possibly the longest corridor in the world--197 m (646 ft) long and 133 m (436 ft) wide. See devotees bathe in 22 holy wells, which represent the arrows in Rama's quiver. Bring a small towel since its always hot and damp inside the temple. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple by using our Rameswaram trip planner.
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  • The Ramnathswamy Temple is on of the revered Jyotirling temple and perhaps the best and grand amongst all other Jyotirling temples. There are 21 fresh holy water wells inside the temple where...  more »
  • I had visited more than 5 times here, I really appreciate the Govt & Temple Management efforts for taking the Safety measures. They had kept contact less Sanitizer machine, Asking the pilgrims to...  more »
  • Best time to visit temple is early morning.....First take sea bath and come towards north side of the temple entrance. U need to take ticket which cost Rs 25/person for bath from 22 wells......There is also changing room at South gate. After changing dress u can visit the God The temple provides very pleasant atmosphere
  • Very beautiful should visit once in entire life with family. Very beautifully carved the whole place. It has four entrances..east,west,north,south. Lord shiva bless all.

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