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Rameswaram Temple History, Hours

Sri Ramanatha Swami Temple or Rameswaram Temple is a very famous and Ancient Shiva temple in Tamilnadu, India. This temple is on a small island and is connected by a bridge called Pamban Bridge. This Rameswaram Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India. The presiding deity, the Lingam of Ramanathaswamy (Shiva), and is believed to have been established and worshiped by Rama, an avatar of the god Vishnu, to absolve the sins created during the Ramayana war in Sri Lanka.

There are 22 Theerthams (well) inside the temple, Bathing in these Tīrthas is an important aspect of the pilgrimage to Rameswaram and is considered equivalent to penance.

Temple History:

Long ago, Sri Rama wanted to apologize for defeating Ravana, who was a devoted follower of Lord Shiva. He felt sad about this as Ravana was a Brahmin. So, he decided to worship Lord Shiva. Since there were no temples on the island, he sent Sri Hanuman to bring a special stone called a Shivlinga from Mount Kailash. But Hanuman took a while to return. In the meantime, Sita Devi made a shrine for Lord Shiva using sand from the nearby coast.

When Hanuman finally came back from the Himalayas with the Shivlinga, it was also set up next to the shrine made by Sita. So, there are two Shivlingas in the temple. One was made by Sita and is called the Ramalingam, and the other was brought by Hanuman from Mount Kailash and is called the Vishwalingam.

In the 15th century, King Udaiyan Sethupati and Nagoor Vaishyas built the temple. Later, in the 16th century, Tirumalaya Sethupathi divided the southern part of the temple. You can see statues of Tirumalaya and his son at the entrance of the temple. The design of the present Rameshwaram Temple was created in the 17th century. Scholars believe that King Kizhavan Sethupathi was responsible for its construction. The King of the Sethupathi Kingdom in Jaffna also contributed a lot to building the temple.

Rameswaram Temple Timings:

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

Rameswaram Temple Pooja Timing:

Palliyarai Deepa Arathana – 5:00 AM
Spadigalinga Deepa Arathana – 5:10 AM
Thiruvananthal Deepa Arathana – 5:45 AM
Vila Pooja – 7:00 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja – 10:00 AM
Uchikala Pooja – 12:00 NOON
Sayaratcha Pooja – 6:00 PM
Arthajama Pooja – 8.30 PM
Palliyarai Pooja – 8:45 PM


Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple

22 Theerthams Names Ramanathaswamy Temple:

  1. Mahalakshmi Theertham
  2. Savithri Theertham
  3. Gayathri Theertham
  4. Saraswathi Theertham
  5. Sethu Madhava Theertham
  6. Gandhamadana Theertham
  7. Kavatcha Theertham
  8. Gavaya Theertham
  9. Nala Theertham
  10. Neela Theertham
  11. Sanku Theertham
  12. Sakkara Theertham
  13. Brahmahathi Vimochana Theertham
  14. Sooriya Theertham
  15. Chandra Theertham
  16. Ganga Theertham
  17. Yamuna Theertham
  18. Gaya Theertham
  19. Siva Theertham
  20. Sadyamirtha Theertham
  21. Sarva Theertham
  22. Kodi Theertham

Rameswaram Shiva Temple Pooja and Price Details:

  • 108 Kalasa Abishegam – Rs.1000.00
  • 108 Sangabishegam – Rs.1000.00
  • Rudrabishegam – Rs.1500.00
  • Panchamirtha Abishegam – Rs.1000.00
  • Swamy Sahasranama Archanai – Rs.200.00
  • Ambal Sahasranama Archanai Rs.200.00
  • Swamy Nagaparanam – Rs.200.00
  • Ambal Kavasam – Rs.200.00

Rameswaram Temple Dress Code:

A Strict dress code is maintained in Padmanabha Swamy Temple while entering the temple.
For Ladies, Girls, Women and Kids all Indian Traditional Dresses are allowed. Saree, Salwar or kurta-kurti with dupatta.

Kids, Boys and men should not wear shirts, T-shirts, or vests. Should enter with a bare body with a lungi. You can cover your body with a Towel/Kanduva.


Rameswaram Temple History, Hours

4 thoughts on “Rameswaram Temple History, Hours

  1. Do we get temple accommodation at Rameswaram. Or are there any satraps for Yatris as we do not like to stay in hotels .pl advise.

  2. Sir
    We are planning to perform nagapratista in rameswaram on 6th and 7th April.
    Can you pl suggest telugu purohiths with names and phone numbers immediately

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