Natta Rameswaram Temple is dedicated, Lord Siva. Worshipping Siva Linga with Mango juice is preferred. Rathotsavam (Car festival) will be performed in a grand. Devotees used to participate in thousands during this time. Temple prominence was mentioned in Markandeya and Vayu Puranas. This temple received huge patronage from Eastern Chalukyas and many Siva temples were built in the region by the King Sakti Varma of Eastern Chalukya dynasty. This temple was rebuilt by Kuli Kutubhsha in the year 1583 AD.
Natta Rameswaram Temple History
As per the legends, Rama installed Linga here to get rid of the Dosha in Killing Ravana who is a Brahmin. Rama reached West Godavari while on his way back to Ayodhya. He asked Anjaneya to bring Siva Linga from Kailash as time is lapsing, Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana made two Siva Lingas from the river Sand and worshipped the Idols. As these Idols were created with seashells (Natta) within, hence the name Natta Rama Lingeswara or Natta Rameswaram. Sage Jamadagni installed a Linga here. This Linga will be under waters of River Gostani for 10 months in a year and will be available for Darshan only during Summer for 2 months i.e in Vaisakha Masam. Three Idols within this temple complex are Rama Lingeswara, Lakshmana Lingeswara and Jamadagni installed Linga. Parasurama did penance and performed Yajna here.
Natta Rameswaram Temple Address
Natta Rameswaram, Penumantra Mandal, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh
How to reach Natta Rameswaram Temple?
- The nearest domestic airport is at Rajahmundry which is 68 km away.
- The nearest railway station is at Attili which is 9 km away.
- From Attili station, direct bus and Auto rickshaws are available to the temple
Natta Rameswaram Temple Images
Reference Link: Temple History