Rameswaram Jyotirlinga Mandir In India

Rameswaram Jyotirlinga Mandir In India: Timings, History, and Darshan

  • The Rameswaram temple is also called the Ramanathaswamy temple.
  • Location: Rameswaram Island, Tamil Nadu, southern India;
  • Age: Approximately 1500 years;
  • Built by the Pandya dynasty; Constructed in the 12th century

One of India’s twelve Jyotirlingas and one of the “Chardhams” is this outstanding temple. This place got its name because Sri Rama placed one of Lord Siva’s twelve original Lingas here and gave it his name. Since prehistoric times, all sects have revered and regarded this temple as sacred. It symbolizes India’s diversity as expressed in the expression “From the Himalayas to Sethu Rameswaram.”. A visit to Rameswaram is thought to be necessary for a pilgrimage to Kasi to be considered complete.
Legend has it that, after defeating Rama, the ruler of Lanka, Rama stopped at the Gandhamadhana mountain in Rameswaram and chose to build a Siva Linga there to worship it and make redemption for the killing of thousands of Rakshasas (Asuras).

The Rameswaram Temple, also called the Ramanathaswamy Temple, is an outstanding example of the elegance and style of Dravidian architecture. Shiva is the deity worshipped at the Rameswaram temple. For those who are religious, the holy abode of the Hindu god Shri Ram—who is revered and treated with humility—is a true heaven. Situated between Sri Lanka and mainland India in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, this sacred location is called Rameswaram Island. Without making the pilgrimage to Varanasi and Rameswaram, which mark the ultimate goal of a Hindu’s search for salvation, according to folklore, God Ram returned from his 14-year exile and is now present in this country. To cross the “Sethu canal” and arrive in Lanka, Shri Ram, his brother Lakshman, Hanuman, and many monkeys construct a bridge out of sea rocks. Bathing in the 22 “Theerthams,” or natural springs, is strongly believed to be a step toward enlightenment. Lord Rama is also believed to have honored this place by worshiping Lord Shiva. Both Shaivites and Vaishnavites revere this because it represents the meeting point of Shaivism and Vaishnavism.

A king of Polonnaruwa named Parakramabahu I built the sanctum surrounding the Ramanathaswamy Temple in the twelfth century (found in modern-day Sri Lanka). The Sethupathi Dynasty, which ruled over Ramnad and Sivaganga in the 17th century, was the most significant in the history of the construction of the Ramanathaswamy Temple.

Rameswaram Jyotirlinga Mandir

The 22 wells that spread across the Ramanathaswamy Temple grounds are another well-known feature. It’s believed that the water in each well has an entirely distinct taste. and possess healing qualities.
Theertham (springs of water): In Rameswaram, there are 36 Theerthams, 22 of which are located within the temple. It is considered sacred to take a bath in the waters because they have medicinal properties. The Koti theertham is found inside the temple, but the Agni theertham connects to the sea (the first well).

Rameswaram Mandir Timings

  • 5.00 a.m to 1.00 p.m
  • 3.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m

Preferable Darshan Dress Code

  • Gents: dhoti (white) and shirt or kurta and pyjama.
  • Ladies: Saree or Salwar Kameez (with Pallu Compulsory).
  • All pilgrims are requested not to wear clothes such as T-shirts, jeans, etc., as the same is strictly prohibited irrespective of any age group.