Thirupullani

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Distance (From Rameshwaram): 66 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: 15 Kms From Ramanathapuram

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: This place is usually visited along with Ramanathapuram (15 km)

At a distance of 66 km from Rameshwaram & 15 km from Ramanathapuram, Thirupullani is a Vishnu shrine. It is also known as Dharbasayanam as Rama took rest on a couch of grass at this place. Other names of this place are Thiruvadanai, Pularanyam, Adhisethu and Ratnaharam.

Adhi Jagannatha Perumal is the presiding deity here. One can reach the sanctum of Goddess Padmasini Thayar after crossing a gopuram here. There is pipal tree behind the sanctum. Hundreds of Nagas (serpents) can be seen in stones around the tree.

The next is the sanctum of Adi Jagannatha and the sanctum of Rama lying on the grass couch. Three stems of lotus branch from his naval and on each of them are seated Brahma, Siva and Moon. Sugabrahmar, Charapar and Brigu Maharishis are seen seated at the feet of Rama here. There is a sculpture, which depicts Vibishana, the king of Lanka and his Devi worshipping Vishnu. The Pandyas, Vanadhirayas and Sethupathis built this temple.