Rameshwaram is a scared region in Tamil Nadu that is located in southern India. It is one of the most popular pilgrim places in the region found on a beautiful island in the lower side of India. Every year thousands of people visit the place with holy intentions offering sacred prayers to Lord Rama.
According to the Hindu mythology, it is such a majestic place where Lord Rama created a bridge across the sea to Sri Lanka. It is considered as a scared place where Ravana was killed and hence it has a great historical foundation. It is also known as Varanasi of southern India.
As a part of Hindu culture, it has one of the famous Jyotirlings in the place which one would like to worship. It also has many tremendous temples which are a great master piece of creativity.
It is a very religious place which has several rituals and people from all across the globe come at this particular place to worship Lord Rama and offer sacred prayers to the holy deity.
A holy place, Rameshwaram is associated the Mythological tales of Rama. It has been derived from Rameshwara which was an ‘Iswara’. As per the myths of Puranas, Rama along with Sita and Lakshman came to the town to perform a sacred Puja in order to do penance for the sins for Bhramahatya.
It is believed that Rama had set a fortunate time for accomplishing the Puja, and sent Anjaneya to get the lingam from Mount Kailash. Nevertheless, Anjaneya could not return in time. Therefore, Sita caricatured a lingam of sand and they performed the Puja on time.
Lord Rama along with Umadevi announced that anybody who takes bath in the Danudkodi and prays to the Shivalingam after successful completion of Brahmahata Dosham ceremony, Hence, the place was declared as Rameshwaram after the deity called Ramanathswamy.
When Anjaneya come backed in lingam, he found that the Puja was nearly over tried to remove the sand lingam from his tail. Tough, he did many attempts but still he was not able to do so and realized the divinity of Sita. Then Ram gets angry and ordered him to place the lingam that he had to bring on the northern side of Ramalingam.
Travel within city
This city is one of the most popular tourist hotspots in Tamil Nadu, mainly for the religious importance, however, number of tourists come into this religious community, hence, having a wide array of transports facilities involves moderately developed and decently organized.
Bus is the most convenient as well as low fares price option to commute in and around the place. There are semi deluxe buses and air conditioned buses are going be released soon.
While travelling in this city, you can opt for auto rickshaw that will be the easiest way of transport that have fix up a particular price by talking to the driver before boarding the auto rickshaw.