Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram

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One of the twelve temples in which Shiva is worshipped as a Jyotirlingam--a pillar of light, Ramanathaswamy Temple represents one of the country's most significant religious sites. Legend has it that Rama's wife Sita built a lingam (sacred mound of sand) in order to worship Shiva here, after the god Hanuman failed to bring her a Himalayan mountain--the biggest lingam available. Walk between huge colonnades of sandstone pillars through possibly the longest corridor in the world--197 m (646 ft) long and 133 m (436 ft) wide. See devotees bathe in 22 holy wells, which represent the arrows in Rama's quiver. Bring a small towel since its always hot and damp inside the temple. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ramanathaswamy Temple by using our Rameswaram trip planner .
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  • The place is so famous that people from all walks of life from all over India and abroad visit it but it could have been managed in a better way because there is no one to guide you through the temple...  more »
  • This is just an amazing place to visit. I suggest that you visit as early morning as possible. Try to avoid the rush. When there are more priests they tend to demand money and it takes away from the e...  more »
  • Although this temple is so famous and attracts people from all over India, it isn't well maintained and managed. The area outside the temple isn't so clean. Especially the area along side the sea is f...  more »
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  • Traveler or a Pilgrim, exploring or a ritual to perform you will be awed with the details in the artwork of this temple! Featuring the longest corridor in the world, every pillar (1212 in total) is different if you observe carefully. Travel Bags, Phones and camera are not allowed inside the temple premises so if you're on a day trip here don't worry there are many shops in front of the main entrance who will offer to keep your luggage and those gadgets for a very minimal amount. DO CONFIRM THE SHOP TIMINGS WHERE YOU HAVE KEPT YOUR LUGGAGE. FEW SHOPS DO REMAIN CLOSE IN THE AFTERNOON. Also the temple remains close for sometime in afternoon
  • One of the most popular tourist attractions and Hindu pilgrim center. Located almost at the tip of the land towards the Sea. The speciality of the Sea is that, there won't be any regular or convention waves and roar of the sea. The water stays very very steady and calm. It is said that the Sea offered herself to be calm to the Lord. A must visit to the temple which has 22 water tanks inside to bathe upon as a fundamental practice.
  • This is an ancient temple. One of the Most famous temple around the world. Architecture is mind blowing. But there is no proper maintenance inside the temple. I have been there more than four times. I could see diaper and wet clothes uncleaned dust bins inside the temple. Even devotees should have some common sense that not to throw such type of things inside the temple. Temple management must take proper action against all this nonsense and should make the temple clean always.
  • No...sure...system and never knowledge about any local person in detail . Only for join your hands and 1or 2 second for watch after long long waste time.... Only you see idols boundary four side. Not get knowledge about complete temple. VVIP only so enjoy in temple will pay charge for see god idol .
  • Very peaceful and very powerful temple. But that place is very dirty. Please improve that place is clean and clear.

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Built on a tiny island, Rameswaram offers limited accommodation options, most ranging from standard to budget--though some economy hotels still offer luxury service. Frequent visits by pilgrims have spurred a number of boutique hotels and residential-type lodgings, as well as villas. Many mid-range hotels on the eastern part of the island offer a beachfront, while shoestring travelers have a number of options across Rameswaram.
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