Villoondi Theertham, RameshwaramCurrently Open
- Address: Nr. Pamban, Rameswaram, India, Rameshwaram
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Outdoors, Beach, Family And Kids
About Villoondi Theertham, Rameshwaram
Viloondi tirtham is one of Rameshwaram’s beaches and one of the 64 sacred water bodies in the holy city. You walk over the pier and get into the sea where you have lovely spring water which is a major highlight of this beach.Villoondi tirtham features subtle tides. The mythical story of the spring water shooting out of that particular spot in the sea states that after lord Ram and his army set from Sri Lanka after rescuing Sita (his wife) from Ravana, they got to Rameshwaram where his army was dying of thirst. That’s when Lord Ram shot an arrow in the sea from where the fresh spring water oozed out. The army quenched their thirst with this water.
Villoondi Theertham Information
- It is wise to dress modestly.
- Carry an extra pair of clothes.
How To reach Villoondi Theertham by Public Transport
- Hire a rickshaw or taxi to get here.
- Take a bus from Rameshwaram bus stand.
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Villoondi Theertham, Rameshwaram Reviews
Beautiful place to be on earth. the place has roaring rough sea waves hitting the shore. The place has mythological significance. No temples around. But local people advice is... sea is deep and as grew into land. So better no to play at sea beach here. But lot of shell and broken Coral etc. residues thrown by sea waves to the sea shore.can easily spend at least an hour admiring these natural location.
There is not much to see at this place except for a well which has freshwater (the story is that Rama dips his bow into the water to get fresh water when Sita is thirsty) and a fisherman's beach. Calm around. The approach road is narrow. There is a small temple being built. You can rent a small bucket at the shop at the shore to pull water up from the well. The sunset looked nice here though it is not into the water.
Its a awesome naturally beautiful place. But appears to have been neglected by government. They could have developed this so much since its a tourist attraction. Must go but don't expect a lot in terms of tourism pleasure.
Well maintained and serene area. When Seetha Devi wanted fresh water to drink at this spot at Rameswaram , Lord Rama dipped the arrow in salt water of the sea and immediately fresh drinkable water came from that spot. Hence Villoondi Theertham ( Tamil word - meaning fresh water by dip of arrow). There is a photographer here who takes instant photograph for memory
Nice place to visit and observe ramayana related facts of sita quenching her thirst from the beautifully built well. Please avoid night time visit.