Ramanathapuram Temples

Badrakaliamman Temple

Temple for Devi Durga is situated 1 km from the main temple on the way to Gandhamatha parvatham.

Agnitheertham

The calm, shallow water- spread of She Sea, present hardly 100 meters in front of the magnificent temple Gopuram is reverentially held sacred. A dip in the Agnitheertham is supposed to remove the sins of the pilgrims. The other Theerthams (holy springs) in and around the temple are also important for pilgrims.

Devi Patinam

This coastal village is also known as Navashabashanam.It is believed that Lord Rama worshipped Navagraha here. The temple near by here is dedicated to Devi, who is said to have killed the demon Mahishasura at this spot. Hindus perform religious rites for their forefathers here.

Gandhamathana Parvatham

A hillock situated 3 Km to the north of the temple is the highest point in the island. There is a two storied Mandapam, where Rama’s feet (Padam) is found as an imprint on a chakra. Pilgrims throng in thousands to worship Gandhamadhana Parvatham. Sukreevar Temple and Theertham are situated on the way to Gandhamadana Parvatham.

Five Faced Hanuman Temple

Hanuman is adorned with senthooram here. The stone said to have used to construct the floating bridge Sethu Bandanam could be seen here.

Jadayu Theertham

Jadayu, King of Birds, fought in vain with Ravana to save Sita, is said to have fallen down here as his wings severed. Sand dunes are around the temple and the pond. The waters of the pond are as sweet as tender coconut water.

Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva

One of the Jyotirlinga Shrines of Shiva in India, Ramanatheshwara temple at Rameswaram in Tamilnadu.

Kothaudaramaswamy Temple

Kothandaramaswamy temple is located 12 km away from Rameswaram. A popular belief is that vibishma, brother of Ravana, surrendered before Rama here.

Ramanathaswamy Temple

The legend says that Hunuman was sent by Lord Rama to bring a Lingam to worship at an appointed auspicious hour. As Human’s arrival was delayed, Sita molded a lingam for Rama’s timely worship. It is the main deity being worshiped as Ramanathaswamy. Disappointed Hunuman was later consoled by Rama by installing the Lingam which was brought by him a little north of Ramanatha, and decreed that the Hunuman’s lingam should have precedence over the Ramanatha in all honors. The 3rd pragaram is the worlds, longest pragaram. Ph 04573-221223

Satchi Hanuman Temple

This is where Hanuman said to have delivered the good news of sita’s well being to Rama with an evidence choodamanai(Jewel) of Sita.

Sethukarai

A place of Puranic importance, Sethu karai (meaning the Sethu Coast ) is an important pilgrim centre having religious significance owing to the belief that Lord Ram is said to have constructed a bridge from here over the sea waters to reach Sri Lanka . It is a hallowed place for Hindus as they conduct their religious rites in this place and is situated around 68 kilometers from Rameswaram and is near Erwadi Dharga.

Thiruppullani

Also called Dharbasayanam, the Vishnu Temple here, is dedicated to Lord Adi Jaganathaperomal. It is 64 km from Rameswaram.

Thiruvetriyur

The Patham Priya Koil is situated in Thiruvetriyur in R.S. Mangalam Block of the district. The temple is spread over a vast area and has a large Tank and pilgrims flock here in hundreds every day for blessings and to pay obeisance.

Upoor

Around 85 kilometers from Rameswaram is the Veyulugantha Vinayagar Alayam (Temple). It is believed that Lord Ram worshipped Lord Vinayagar (Elephant God) in this very temple on his journey to Sri Lanka.

Uthirakosamangai

72 km from Rameswaram is Uthirakosamangai. There is an ancient Siva temple, where the presiding deity is carved in Emerald. Annual ‘Arudhra’ festival in December attracts a large number of devotees.

Nambu Nayagi Amman temple

It is a temple of high regard for the people of Ramnad District, situated at 8 km from Rameswaram main temple on the way to Dhanushkodi.

Villoondi Theertham

Villoondi literally translated stands for ‘buried bow’. It is quite well known that Lord Ram always carried a bow. According to legend, at this sacred spot, located around 7 kilometers from the main temple on the way to Pamban, is this puranic place, significant because it was at this place where Lord Ram is said to have quenched the thirst of Sita by dipping the bow into the sea water.

 

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