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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  • Main highlight of Rameshwaram. The Deity and the temple premise is mesmerising and worth multiple visits. Keep some time in hand fr the endless lines and enjoy the architecture at the same time. 
    Main highlight of Rameshwaram. The Deity and the temple premise is mesmerising and worth multiple visits. Keep some time in hand fr the endless lines and enjoy the architecture at the same time.  more »
  • A very beautiful and huge temple, by the sea shore. Since this temple is visited by pilgrims all over India and it also linked to rituals at Varanasi, there is always a crowd. Crowd control is a... 
    A very beautiful and huge temple, by the sea shore. Since this temple is visited by pilgrims all over India and it also linked to rituals at Varanasi, there is always a crowd. Crowd control is a...  more »
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  • Powerful temple.. fist time i stayed in this temple night in my lifetime. But next day morning i received news my mother is passed away in my native suddenly. so immediately back to my native with lot of crying. anyway god think and say something.
  • The architecture definitely amazes! Lot of history and heritage behind this temple. I enjoyed visiting here and will hopefully do many more trips to rameswaram

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