Ramanatha Swamy Temple
#1 of 12 Places to Visit in Rameshwaram
Distance (From Rameswaram Railway Station): 2 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Auto
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 2 km from Rameshwaram Railway Station, the magnificent Ramanathaswamy Temple (Rameshwaram Temple) dedicated to Lord Siva is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas situated in different parts of India. It is among the prime places to visit in Rameshwaram.
Ramanathaswamy Temple also has its name in history books as it houses the largest hallway in India. The construction of Rameshwaram Temple was started in the 12th century and was contributed by many rulers. This temple is an epitome of flawless Dravidian architecture.
The hallway in temple is of approximately 1220 meters in length with brilliantly carved pillars throughout the hall. The 54 meter tall Gopuram has become the symbol of divinity in the heart of many pilgrims. Another famous feature of Ramanathaswamy Temple is the 22 wells spread throughout the premises. It is said that water from each well tastes totally different and have curative features.
Annual Bhrammotsavams are celebrated in the month of Feb/March & July/Aug.
Timings: 5 AM to 1 PM & 3 PM to 9 PM