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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, Rameswaram

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One of the twelve temples in which Shiva is worshipped as a Jyotirlingam--a pillar of light, Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy 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 Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple by using our Rameswaram trip planner.
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  • Drove from Chennai to Rameswaram after staying in Tiruchi. You will probably need 2 days in rameswaram to visit all the temples and Thirthams. Better to avoid Dec / Jan as we had challenges in... 
    Drove from Chennai to Rameswaram after staying in Tiruchi. You will probably need 2 days in rameswaram to visit all the temples and Thirthams. Better to avoid Dec / Jan as we had challenges in...  more »
  • Beautiful Ganesh temple at Pondicherry, deity is seated on a golden teakwood chariot. Slippers not allowed inside, proper racks outside for mandir. There is no entry fee. 
    Beautiful Ganesh temple at Pondicherry, deity is seated on a golden teakwood chariot. Slippers not allowed inside, proper racks outside for mandir. There is no entry fee.  more »
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  • Easily one of the best temples in India. Great history, massive layout and very well planned. Really love the long passageways with over 1200 towers. Access to the 22 wells are from east and west entrance while the sanctum can be accessed from north or south.
  • You can find the world famous temple corridor here. A must visit temple in India. People from all over India visits every day! One of the main Shiva temple. Beautifully located on the seashore.

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