Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram

Currently Open [Closes at 08:30 pm]
  • Address: Rameswaram, India, Rameshwaram
  • Timings: 04:30 am - 08:30 pm Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram

This temple is home to the world’s most sacred sand mound which is believed was created by Ram’s wife, Sita for the purpose of worshiping Lord Shiva. The temple is as old as the 16th century and is popular for its 1000-pillar halls and 22 temple tanks. Pilgrims bathe in those tanks before they enter the temple. Ramanathaswamy Temple is one of the oldest temples in Tamil Nadu and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of India.

Ramanathaswamy Temple Information

  • Cameras and phones are not allowed in the temple.
  • Only Hindus are allowed to enter the inner shrine.
  • Maintain peace in the temple.
  • Do not scribble your name on the walls of the temple.

Ramanathaswamy Temple Opening and Closing Hours

  • Monday to Sunday: 4:30 am – 1:00 pm and 3:00 – 8:30 pm

How To reach Ramanathaswamy Temple by Public Transport

  • Hire a taxi or a rickshaw to get here.

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  • An awesome temple that is significantly connected with the epic ramayana. Offers great facilities for the devotees. Afternoons are the best time to visit as there are no queues and one can walk in without any special payments. The temple complex is so that often one needs to ask for directions to navigate within the complex. Foolproof arrangements have been made by the temple administration to ensure fair treatment of the pilgrims.

  • Traveler or a Pilgrim, exploring or a ritual to perform you will be awed with the details in the artwork of this temple! Featuring the longest corridor in the world, every pillar (1212 in total) is different if you observe carefully. Travel Bags, Phones and camera are not allowed inside the temple premises so if you're on a day trip here don't worry there are many shops in front of the main entrance who will offer to keep your luggage and those gadgets for a very minimal amount. DO CONFIRM THE SHOP TIMINGS WHERE YOU HAVE KEPT YOUR LUGGAGE. FEW SHOPS DO REMAIN CLOSE IN THE AFTERNOON. Also the temple remains close for sometime in afternoon

  • what a excellent temple.. Good experience................I never seened like this.. I liked that twenty two well waters.. It is not like a normal temple directly we cant visit the lord once we need to get wet from the that twenty two well water then only we can visit.... Really awesome.Recommended to visit

  • One of the most popular tourist attractions and Hindu pilgrim center. Located almost at the tip of the land towards the Sea. The speciality of the Sea is that, there won't be any regular or convention waves and roar of the sea. The water stays very very steady and calm. It is said that the Sea offered herself to be calm to the Lord. A must visit to the temple which has 22 water tanks inside to bathe upon as a fundamental practice.

  • The first and amongst the few major temple where devotees are left in peace and not forced to shell out money. Awesome temple !! A must see for all

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