10 Incredible Facts about Rameswaram Temple

Rameswaram Temple also know as Ramanathaswamy Temple is located on Rameswaram or Pamban island in Tamil Nadu and is about 40 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka

Rameswaram means “Lord of Rama” in Sanskrit and is considered one of the holiest places for Hindus in India. The temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva

It is believed that Lord Rama installed the lingam here to seek forgiveness for his actions during the Ramayana

Rameswaram Temple has two lingams - Viswalingam and Ramalingam. Ramalingam was built by Goddess Sita, whereas, Viswalingam was brought here by Lord Hanuman from Kailash

The Rameswaram temple was built by King Muthuramalinga Sethupathiy and has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India

The temple has a beautiful corridor known as the "Sethu Path" or "The Corridor with a Thousand Pillars." This corridor is renowned for its architectural beauty and stretches for about 1220 metres

The corridor with a thousand pillars includes pillars that emit musical notes when tapped, creating enchanting melodies. These pillars are known as "Sangeetha Mandapam"

The temple is a unique stone known as “Sethu Karai” or the floating stone. According to the Hindu epic Ramayana, Lord Rama used floating stones to build a bridge to Sri Lanka

Rameswaram Temple is famous for its celestial wedding ceremony known as Kalyanotsavam. It is considered highly auspicious and attracts devotees from all over the world to witness the divine union

There are 22 tirthas in the temple premises that have unique tastes, temperatures, and salinity and are believed to have been created by Lord Ram

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