Rameshwaram Tourism | Places To Visit In Rameshwaram |
Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for Ramanathaswamy Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site with ornate corridors, huge sculpted pillars and sacred water tanks. The deep south of Tamil Nadu gets sizzling hot in summer, so this is a good time, when temperatures are more moderate and pleasant, to explore this part of the country. Rameswaram is a temple town that most people aspire to visit at least once in their lifetime. Considered among the holiest of places, it lies on the southern coast, separated by a small channel, Pamban, from the island country of Sri Lanka. In mythology, it is from Rameswaram that Lord Rama began to build the bridge across the ocean to Lanka, with the help of the vanar sena.
The Ramanathaswamy Temple is known for its impressive architecture, which includes a grand corridor of sculpted pillars and a majestic tower. The temple is in the centre of Rameswaram town and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It is also sacred to Hindus because it is considered one of the 12 Jyotirlinga sites in the country where Shiva is worshipped as a pillar of light. Besides its religious significance, the temple is also an architectural and historical gem. Built during the 12th century by the Pandya Dynasty, it is known for its amazing pillars and the intricacy of the sculptures, created in the Nayak style, which you can also see in the Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Later kings, including the rulers of Sri Lanka, contributed to the temple and enhanced its architectural legacy. The sacred bathing spots or theerthas are another things that draw pilgrims to this temple town. To bathe in them is considered a purifying ritual.
- Say a prayer Walk through the magnificent corridors of the Ramanathaswamy Temple and offer prayers. Also, take a dip at one of the sacred bathing spots.
- See the bridges The Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge connecting Rameswaram on Pamban Island to the mainland. Go take a dekko and also see Adam’s Bridge, a chain of limestone shoals.
- Meditate This is a holy place and it’s a good reason to get some quiet time. The Brahma Kumaris Meditation Centre in Rameswaram town is a place where you can feel the silence and meditate.
- Visit a fishing village This stretch of Tamil Nadu is known for its pretty fishing villages set in unspoilt beaches. Spend some time in one and tuck into some fresh seafood as well.
- Go to Kanyakumari Round off your trip with a visit to Kanyakumari, another temple town farther down the coast.
Drive It’s a pleasing drive to Rameswaram from both Bengaluru and Chennai with good roads all the way.
Stay There is budget accommodation aplenty here. Check out the Hotel SS Grand.
Tip Like all temple towns, Rameswaram bristles with touts and agents. Stay clear and do your own thing.
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