Jyotirlinga is located on the eastern side of the island Rameswaram, at
the extreme south eastern point of the Indian peninsula.. It was Lord Rama
who installed this Linga there, when he was on his way to attack Ravana he
reached this place where he made a linga of sand and worshipped it. It was
also believed that when Lord Rama was drinking water on the seashore there
was a celestial proclamation – "You are drinking water without
worshipping me". Listening to this Lord Rama made a linga of sand and
worshipped it and asked to be blessed so that he could vanquish Ravana.
Lord Shiva blessed him accordingly. He also requested Lord Shiva to reside
eternally here so that entire mankind should benefit from it. Shiva then
manifested himself are the Linga and got installed there for eternity.
temple of Rameshwar is very big and huge. There are many other idols of
Shiva and other gods other than the main linga. There is a big idol of
Nandi, the vehicle of Shiva. There is greatness associated of the
ceremonial bath given to the linga by water of the Ganga.
How to reach ?
By Rail :The
railhead isRameswaram. It has connectionsto all cities in India.
By Air : The
nearest airport is Madurai, which is well connected to Chennai (Madras)