According to the Ramayana, Rama, the seventh incarnation of god Vishnu, is believed to have prayed to Shiva here to absolve sin of killing a brahmana, committed during his war against the demon king Ravana in Sri Lanka.The primary deity of the temple is Ramanathaswamy (Shiva) in the form of lingam. The temple is one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham (four divine sites) sites comprising Badrinath, Puri and Dwarka.The temple in its current shape is believed to have been built during the 17th century.
The temple is open 365 days and, there is good road connectivity available to the temple from major towns. India's former president, Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was also born here and, has spent his early childhood in Rameshwaram town.
Timings: 4:30am–1:00pm & 3:00pm –8:30pm
Ramanathaswamy Temple in Rameshwaram on Google Map
How To Reach
One can easily reach Rameswaram Temple by taking regular Buses or by hiring taxis from anywhere in Tamil Nadu.
Reaching the Ramanathaswamy temple is quite easy, as all the roads in Rameshwaram city seem to lead to the holy place. It is situated by the beach.