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Rameshwaram

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Rameshwaram is one of the holiest places in India and is located on a beautiful island. It is separated by a small Pamban channel from Sri Lanka. According to the Hindu mythology, this is the place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka.

Rameshwaram is located on a beautiful island in the lower side of India. Lord Shiva too is worshipped in this place. Renowned for its magnificent prakaras with massive sculptured pillars on either side, The Ramanathaswamy Temple houses the longest corridor in the world. Agniteertham is famous for its sacred waters and Pilgrims perform poojas in honour of their ancestors at this seashore. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple holds the floating stone which was used to build the bridge between India and Sri Lanka.

A perfect blend of mind-boggling architecture and spiritual significance, Rameshwaram Temple, also known as Ramanathaswamy Temple of Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It also boasts of being one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples of India. Not just spiritually, Rameshwaram Temple is appealing architecturally also. With the longest corridor of the world and immaculate carvings on pillars, it is definitely a treat for your eyes.

The lingam in the Rameshwaram Temple was installed by Lord Rama but, the construction was led by several rulers over the centuries. Inside the temple, there are two lingams- Ramalingam and Shivalingam. The latter is still worshipped first to preserve the words of Lord Rama. Besides daily Abhishkams and poojas performed with great zeal, there are absorbing festivals worth witnessing. 

Rameswaram is considered to be a famous religious destination that attracts a large number of tourists from all over the world. Known as “Varanasi of South”, Rameswaram holds a rich heritage and tradition over the past years. This is the place where god Vishnu worshipped Lord Shiva. There are hundreds of devotees every year in the city of Rameswaram. Though the cuisine in Rameswaram includes pure South Indian delights like boiled rice, ragi balls, curd rice, fresh bajjis one can also get a taste of North Indian curry and dal in the city restaurants. Though the cuisine in Rameswaram includes pure South Indian delights like boiled rice, ragi balls, curd rice, fresh bajjis one can also get a taste of North Indian curry and dal in the city restaurants. In order to help out the people, there are number of restaurants established in major areas of the city.

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