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Places of Tourist Interest

1.Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple: Sri Ramanatha Swamy and Parvathavarthini temple is located near the sea Shore on the eastern side of the island. It is well known for its architectural beauty of magnificent Prakaras or corridors with massive sculptured pillars on either side. This temple has undergone sea of changes from 12th century onwards, under the reign of different rulers.

ALAR family of Devakottai completed the imposing nine tier, 126 feet Eastern tower in the year 1904. They under took the renovation work of granite corridors, completed the same and performed the first Consecration ceremony in the year 1925. Subsequent Consecrations of the temple were performed in the years 1947, 1975, 2001 and 2007. The construction of The Sethupathy mandapam , located in front of the East Gopuram was completed in the year 1974 with the help of a huge personal contribution from Ramanatha sethupathi, a descendant of Ramanathapuram Rajas [Kings] .

 Internationally famous Third Corridor/ Court is almost 23 ft high, running East-West 690 feet; North-South 435 feet and the inner wing - running East-West 649 feet and North –South -395 feet. There are 1212 Pillars in these corridors. This gives an exotic, massive, elegant and Palatial Corridor view which stumps the tourists awestruck. This is the hall mark of the Unique Indian Temple Architecture of the yester years. The North and the South Gopurams [Towers] were raised with the blessings and assistance of Jagadguru Pujyasri Singeri Peetathipathy and Jagadguru Pujyasri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetathipathy Sankaracharya Swamijis.

Special Pooja is performed to the Spatikalingam [ crystal lingam] installed by Adi Sankara in this temple. One Lingam brought by Hanuman from Kailash called Vishwalingam and other one installed by Sita called Ramalingam are the two Lingams now found in the Sanctum Sanctorum. As instructed by Lord Rama, it is the Vishwalingam which gets First Pooja attention every day till date. Mahasivarathri , Thirukkalyanam, Navarathri Festival - Dasera (Vijayadasami Day -September - October), Skanda Sashti (october - November), Aarudhra (December - January) are some of the important festivals of the temple. 22 Theertham [wells] found inside the Temple and 22 Theerthams outside the temple, named and called in the names of Hindu Gods are the special religious feature of the town. People from all corners of the Sub- Continent visit and bathe in water from these wells to get absolved of their sins and also to get relieved of the individual ill fates.

2.Agnitheertham : Sri Ramanathasamy temple faces the theertham on the eastern side. The shore is only about 100 mts from the temple. The sea is very calm and peaceful. Since it is considered sacred it is called Agni Theertham. Poojas and Rituals are performed to please the ancestors at Agni Theertham. Devotees of Lord Siva take a dip in the agni theertham to wash away their sins.

3. Gandamadana Parvatham : It is a hillock situated 3 kms away and it is the highest point in the island. One can see the imprint of Lord Rama’s feet on a chakra here. The entire island of Rameswaram is visible from this point.

4. Sugreevar Temple/Theertham : It is situated on the way to Gandamadana Parvatham near the Doordarshan Kendra. Sugreeva is the elder brother of Vali,a mythical character in the Ramayanam.



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