RAMESHWARAM

This 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.

The 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) and Bangalore.


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