Rameshwaram Trip

The small island south-east of Tamil Nadu is a pilgrimage center. Legends say it was from Rameswaram, Sree Rama set to Srilanka to rescue his wife Sita from Ravana. The famous Ramanathswami temple was built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 17th century. The entrance of the nine-storied Gopuram goes up to a height of 38 meters. The most striking feature of this temple is the huge corridor, 1200 meters high. The Dravidan style of architecture and 1200 pillars carved in black granite to add to the beauty of the temple. The southern Cape Point in Rameswaram temple is Dhanushkodi. The Kothandarama temple is very famous. Bathe at Dhanushkodi regarded as a promising action.

According to the Hindu mythology ie the story of Ramayana Lord Rama performed thanksgiving rituals to Lord Rama after the battle at Sri Lanka and his triumph over the demon king Ravana. Because of this Rameshwaram attracts Vaishnavites (worshipers of Lord Vishnu) and Saivites (worshipers of Lord Shiva) alike. Sri Lanka is at a distance of 24 kilometers from Rameshwaram. Actually the entire area of Rameshwaram is associated with various episodes from the Ramayana. Rameshwaram happens to one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in India.

Rameshwaram is significant for the Hindus. The presiding deity is lingas Sri Ranganatha, which happens to be one of the twelve Jyotirlingas in India. Rameshwaram is popularly referred to as'Benaras of the South \'. In order to achieve Moksha it is believed that a visit to Rameshwaram is mandatory. Actually the entire area of Rameshwaram is associated with various episodes from the Ramayana. The city of Rameshwaram happens to be one of the most visited pilgrimage sites in India.

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