|Rameshwaram, South east of Madurai,
on an island in the Palk Strait, is the temple town of Rameswaram,
a sacred place for Hindus. According to the Ramayana, this is
the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, to absolve himself
of the sin of killing Ravana. Every nook and corner of Rameswaram,
is steeped in episodes from the Ramayana. Rameswaram is the
Varanasi of the south, and is a major pilgrimage centre for
Vaishnavites and Shaivites.
Ramanathaswamy, Temple Close to the sea, on the eastern side
of the island, is this 17th century temple, renowned for its
magnificent pillar corridor, running to a length of 1200 metres,
and flanked by ornate pillars.
Agnitheertham, 100 metres away from the temple is Agnitheertham,
where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, to cleanse away the sin
of killing Ravana.
Gandamadana Parvatham, Situated on the highest point in the
island, 2 km north of Rameswaram town centre, is the venerable
shrine, housing the imprint of Lord Rama's feet placed on
Access by Air:
Rameshwaram doesn`t has it own airport the nearest airport
is Madurai, which is 173 kms from Rameshwaram
Access by Rail:
Rameshwaram is connected with all major cities like Madras,
Madurai, Coimbatore, Trichy and Tanjavur.
Access by Road:
Connected by road to all important towns
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