Beach | Pilgrimage
#2 of 12 Places to Visit in Rameshwaram
Distance (From Rameswaram Railway Station): 2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Near RamanathaSwamy Temple
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2 km from Rameshwaram Railway Station (just 100 meters away from east entrance of Rameshwaram Temple), Agnitheertham is said to be the place where Rama worshipped Lord Shiva to wash off his sins of killing Ravana. It is one of the prime place to visit on a Rameshwaram trip.
It is a sacred place and piligrims believe that taking a bath in Bay of Bengal at Agniteertham will washout one's sins of life time. It is visited by the followers of Lord Shiva as well as Vishnu, whose incarnation was lord Rama.
The sea here is very calm and ideal for bathing.