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Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple Timings, Pooja, Tirthas

Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. It is located on the Pamban Islands, in the Gulf of Mannar in Tamil Nadu. This temple is important as it’s one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. It’s also recognized as one of the 275 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where important Saivite saints like Appar, Sundarar, and Tirugnana Sambandar, have praised the temple with their songs.

The temple grew larger during the 12th century under the Pandya Dynasty. The main part of the temple was fixed up by monarchs Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan and Gunaveera Cinkaiariyan from the Jaffna kingdom. This temple has the longest passage among all Hindu temples in India. King Muthuramalinga Sethupathiy was the one who built it. People of different beliefs, like Shaivites, Vaishnavites, and Smarthas, consider this temple a holy site. According to legends, the main deity, the Lingam of Ramanathaswamy (Shiva), was established and honored by Rama before he crossed the bridge to present-day Sri Lanka. This temple is also part of the Char Dham pilgrimage places.

Arulmigu Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple is also known as Rameswaram Temple.

Rameswaram Shiva temple is part of the Char Dham, which are four very important Hindu sites. These four sites are Badrinath, Puri, Dwarka, and Rameshwaram. They are like special places across India. In the North, there's Badrinath Temple, in the East is Jagannath Temple at Puri, in the West is Dwarakadheesh Temple at Dwarka, and in the South is Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameswaram.

Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple Timings:

Morning: 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Evening: 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM
During Margali (Margashrisha) Temple opens early.

Rameswaram Ramanathaswami Pooja Timing:

Rituals Timings 
Palliyarai Deepa Arathana (Morning wake up Aarti) 5:00 AM 
Spadigalinga Deepa Arathana (Spathik Linga Aarti) 5:10 AM 
Thiruvananthal Deepa Arathana (Lord Ananda Deep Aarti) 5:45 AM 
Vila Pooja 7:00 AM 
Kalasanthi Pooja (Kala Shanti Pooja) 10:00 AM 
Uchikala Pooja (Midday Bhog Pooja) 12:00 PM 
Sayaratcha Pooja (Evening Pooja) 6:00 PM 
Arthajama Pooja (Pooja, Before Temple Close) 8:30 PM 
Palliyarai Pooja (Shayan Pooja & Temple close) 8:45 PM 
Morning Darshan 5:00 AM to 1:00 PM 
Evening Darshan 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swami Temple, Rameswaram

Pooja Performed in Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple:

  • 1008 silver kalasa Abishegam
  • 108 silver Kalasa Abishegam
  • 1008 Kalasa Abishegam (copper)
  • 1008 Sangabishegam
  • 108 Kalasa Abishegam (copper)
  • 108 Sangabishegam
  • Rudrabishegam
  • Panchamirtha Abishegam
  • Gangabishegam with Ganges & Vessel
  • Swami Sahasranama Archanai
  • Ambal Sahasranama Archanai
  • Rudrajapam
  • Spadikalinga Dharshanam
  • Swami Astothra Archanai
  • Ambal Astothra Archanai
  • Gangai Pooja Sankalpam
  • Silver Car Procession
  • Panchamurthy Procession (Rishaba Vahanam)
  • Ambal Gold Car Procession
  • Milk Abishegam
  • Rose Water Abishegam
  • Kodi Theertham Abishegam
  • Viboothi Abishegam
  • Vadamalai & other Neyvedhyam
  • Swamy Nagaparanam
  • Ambal Kavasam

Rameswaram Temple Tanks:

There are sixty-four Tīrthas (holy water bodies) in and around Rameswaram island, there are sixty-four special places with holy water called Tīrthas. Among them, twenty-four are really important, as said in the Skanda Puraṇa. Taking a bath in these Tīrthas is a big part of the pilgrimage to Rameswaram and is like doing penance. Out of these, twenty-two Tīrthas are inside the Ramanathasvami Temple. This number, 22, stands for the 22 arrows Rama had. The first and biggest one is called Agni Theertham, and it’s the sea (Bay of Bengal).

Rameswaram Temple is quite special because it’s one of the few temples where the holy place, the main deity, and the water bodies are all connected. The Ramanathaswamy Temple Theertham is very important. There are 22 Theerthams in the shape of ponds and wells. These 22 Theerthams are like the 22 arrows Rama had.

Rameswaram Temple

Rameswaram Shiva Temple Pooja and Price Details:

  • 108 Kalasa Abishegam
  • 108 Sangabishegam
  • Rudrabishegam
  • Panchamirtha Abishegam
  • Swamy Sahasranama Archanai
  • Ambal Sahasranama Archanai
  • Swamy Nagaparanam
  • Ambal Kavasam

Rameswaram Shiva Temple Dress Code:

For Ladies: Saree, Salwar or kurta kurti with dupatta.

For Men: Kanduva should not wear a shirt or any vest while going inside the temple but you can carry them in hand for later use.

Places to See Near the Temple:

  • Arulmigu Sundaramahalinga Swamy Temple, Sathuragiri
  • Arulmigu Andal Temple, Srivilliputhur
  • Arulmigu Sankararameswarar Temple, Thoothukudi
  • Arultharum Mutharamman Temple, Kulasekaranpatinam
  • Arulmigu SubramaniaSwamy Temple, Thiruchendur
  • Pamban Bridge
  • Dhanushkodi or Danushkodi Beach

Festivals in Ramanatha Swami Temple:

  1. Mahasivarathri Festival celebrations start in Mahasashti Krishnapatcham Maasi (February, March) and end on Mahakrishna Amavasai and are celebrated for 10 days. Rishaba Vaahana Dharshan, Mahasivarathri Abishekam, Silver Chariot.
  2. Vasanthotsavam Festival celebrations start in Vaikasa Sukkila Sashti Vaikasi (May – June) and end on Vaisaka Paurnami and are celebrated for 10 days.
  3. Ramalinga Prathishtai Festival celebrations start in Jeshta Sukkila Suddha Sashti Aani (May – June) and ends on Ashata Paurnami and is celebrated for 3 days.
  4. Thirukkalyanam Festival celebrations start in Aashada Pagula Krishnashtami (July – August ) and end on Siravana – Suddham and are celebrated for 17 days. Rishaba Vaahanam, Silver Chariot, Thabasu Day, Sayanasevai on Golden Pallakku, Thirukkalyana Day.
  5. Navarathri Festival / Dasara / Vijayadasami Day celebrations start in Bathrabatha Suddha Sukkila Pradhami Purattaasi (September – October) and ends on Dasami and is celebrated for 10 days.
  6. Kantha Sashti Festival celebrations start in Aasveeja Suddha Sukkila Aippasi (October – November) and end on Aasveeja Suddha Sashti and are celebrated for 6 days.
  7. Aarudhira Dharshna Festival celebrations starts in Maarkka Seerisha Sudda Sashti Sadhaya Natchatram Maargazhi (December – January) and ends on Maarkka Seerisha Sudda Paurnami and is celebrated for 10 days.

Ramanathaswamy Temple Address:

Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple,
Ramanathapuram, District,
Rameswaram – 623 526.
Phone /Fax: 04573 – 221223, 04573 – 223230

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Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple Timings, Pooja, Tirthas

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