Surrounded by the picturesque sea in the state of Tamil Nadu, Rameshwaram is a popular religious island spread over an area of 61.8 square km in the shape of a conch. Apart from the natural beauty and water attractions, Tamil Nadu comprises of a number of religious shrines & pilgrimages that can wash away your sins and purify your mind and soul. Rameshwaram, an island of Lord Rama’s temple in Tamil Nadu, is one such brilliant example of these religious sites.
The prominent attraction – Ramanatha Swamy Temple – here is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture and boasts of the largest temple corridor in India. It is mandatory to visit Rameshwaram if you wish to attain Moksha. The main reason behind its popularity is the Linga Of Sri Ranganatha, which happens to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of India.
Major Fascinating Features
The lingam here is believed to be made by Devi Sita so that Lord Rama could worship for Lord Shiva, after killing the Demon King Ravana. The Rameshwaram pilgrimage has been a tradition in South India. Every element here seems to be connected with the epic Ramayana in one way or th other. The main Sanctum Sanctorum has a delicate artistry in its Vimana, different storeys, images of Lord Hanuman, Gandhamadhana Linga, Agastya Linga etc.
Located 8 km from the Ramanathaswamy Temple, Dhanushkodi is named after Rama’s bow. One can see beautiful idols of Lord Rama, Devi Sita, Lakshmana (Rama’s brother), Lord Hanuman and Vibhishana (brother of Ravana) here.