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Rameshwaram Temple

#Temple in Rameswaram

A holy temple in the pilgrim town of Rameshwaram is the Ramanathaswamy Temple, welcoming all Lord Shiva devotees. The temple is the main reason the town is well known to all Hindu followers. The temple has a detailed Dravidian style of architecture covering all nuances.

There are two prominent lingas inside the temple. The linga made of sand called Ramalinga and the Viswalingam, believed to have been installed by Lord Rama. The temple was expanded during the reigning period of the Pandya dynasty rulers and is a holy sight for the Vaishnavas and Shiva worshippers. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of the temple with the temple having the proud name of having the longest corridor in India. It is one of the holies Char Dam attracting pilgrims from all over India.

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Tamil Nadu, India
Best time to visit Rameswaram: 
Ticket / Cost / Expenses
Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
9.2881750°N, 79.3180010°E
Distance from Rameswaram to Rameshwaram Temple
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Opening and Closing Timings:

Monday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Tuesday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Thursday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Friday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Saturday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Sunday: 4:30 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 – 8:30 PM

Read traveller's reviews about Rameshwaram Temple..

Overall Rating:4.6

  '5' out of 5
"Very nice temple. The temple has 22 wells, which claim to be having the water of 22 rivers in India. It was a very great experience visiting to the temple. The train journey to this place is awesome. Overall rating: 8/10"
  '5' out of 5
"One of the thevaram paadal Petra Shiva sthalam of Pandya nadu... It is a wonder that the temple was built in an island which is faroff from the source of stones..Sri Ramar installed and worshiped lord Shiva of this temple...."
  '5' out of 5
"very good temple.you can take 22 holy kund bath visit temple at 5 am morning for mani dershan after that take bath and takw darshan very big size temple .all piller statue is very good "
  '5' out of 5
"A very old ancient but popular Lord Siva temple. Visit the temple between 4.30p and 6.00p for a comfortable free darshan, no crowd, no pushing around, unless it is a festival or special day. There is a Lord Nataraj (dancing Lord Siva) shrine in the 2nd corridor where the samadhi (tomb) of Yoga guru Pathanjali is also located. Meditating at this calm and quiet place even for 5 mins is a wonderful experience; one has to experience it than just reading about it.. Temple of Lord Parvadhavardhini, the God's consort is another beautiful temple adjacent to Lord Siva temple. The 3rd corridor of this temple is world famous for its architectural aspect; the zero-error perfection in its construction/pillar alignment without modern equipments several 100 years ago speaks volumes about itself. It is generally advised to complete all the rituals by noon. The roads around the temple and seashore area near the temple are usually smelly due to crowd, ritual processes performed throughout the day. Just bear with it."
  '5' out of 5
"Very nice temple. A holy bath from 22 wells is a refreshing experience. My favourite place for worship. "

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