Agnitheertham, Rameswaram

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Awaken your inner spiritual side and take part in a Hindu religious experience at Agnitheertham. Step into the calm sea where, according to local tradition, pilgrims wash away their sins. Afterwards, proceed to the temple and bathe in one of its 22 holy wells to complete the ritual. There is a total of 64 holy bodies of water on site; however, the 22 located inside the temple itself indicate the number of arrows in Lord Rama's quiver. Devotees consider bathing in the temple's waters a major aspect of pilgrimage. To visit Agnitheertham and other attractions in Rameswaram, use our Rameswaram online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Avoid this place for bathing. Only beach in Rameswaram filled with waste clothes, bottles. Unhygienic place for bathing.  more »
  • Agnitheertham is a beginning point of the Rameshwaram pilgrimage. One have to take a bath from holy water of this place and move ahead for Rameshwaram temple in wet clothes. It’s hardly 50 mtrs. from ...  more »
  • The Agni Theertaham is of course the spot at which at which devotees bathe in the sea, marked by a large beautiful gate like structure. This time, regrettably, the sea at this place was quite dirty. H...  more »

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