What is special about Rameshwaram temple?

Located in the centre of town, Ramanathaswamy Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva. The temple is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines, where Shiva is worshipped in the form of a Jyotirlinga meaning “pillar of light”. The temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India.

How can I go to Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga?

The nearest airport to Rameshwaram is Madurai Airport, which is around 149 kms from the city. Tuticorin Airport is also located at an distance of 142 kms that happens to be a medium of reaching Rameswaram by air. Buses, cabs and rented taxis can be taken from outside of the airport to reach the city and further more.

How old is Rameshwaram shivling?

The Rameshwaram Temple, built in 12th century is believed to have the same Shiva Lingam. The bridge to Lanka named ‘Rama Set u’, also known as Adam’s Bridge is of religious as well as ecological importance.

What should I wear in Rameshwaram?

As per ther dress code, men have been advised to wear dhoti, shirt, pyjama or pant and shirt. Women and girls were advised to wear sari or churidar or half-sari. Devotees wearing lungi, shorts, jeans and tight-leggings will not be allowed into the temples.

Is the Rameswaram Jyotirlinga temple a Hindu temple?

Rameswaram Jyotirlinga Temple is one of the main pilgrim centers of Hindus. The temple is completely dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is one of the Char Dhams of Hindus.

Who is the main deity of the Rameshwaram Temple?

Rameshwaram Temple History- Secrets of the jyotirlinga installed by Lord Rama The Rameshwaram temple history (the main deity is known as Ramanathaswamy) is mentioned in scriptures like Ramayana and Skanda Purana. There are actually two jyotirlingas inside the Rameshwaram temple and both of them were installed by Lord Rama.

What are the festivals celebrated at Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple?

Some of the festivals celebrated at Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple are: Mahashivratri : This festival is in honor of Lord Shiva. Devotees believe that he is the Adiyogi who is the source of the Yogi tradition. Also, people observe it by remembering Shiva and chanting prayers, fasting, doing Yoga as well as meditating.

Which is the 11th Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva?

Rameshwar Jyotirlinga is the 11th Jyotirlinga of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. It is also known as Sri Ramalingeshwar Jyotirlinga. Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga is located at Ramanathapuram in Tamil Nadu. The story of Rameshwaram temple is associated with Shri Ram.