Rameshwaram temple history

Rameshwaram temple is a very popular temple in the Southern part of India. The popularity of Rameshwaram temple can be easily guessed by the increasing number of devotees every year. 

Rameshwaram temple has a rich mythological history. It is believed that it has thick relevance with the epic Ramayana. Ramayana was written by Shri Valmiki, it has the detailed description of Lord Rama and his life. Lord Rama is the ultimate hero of epic Ramayana. Lord Rama was married to Sita. They were later sent to a forest for fourteen years as a punishment. Lord Rama along with his brother Lakshman and wife Sita went to the jungle for five years. In the jungle Sita was abducted by evil Ravana and later he took Sita to Sri Lanka. At this point of time Lord Hanuman constructed a bridge from Rameshwaram to Sri Lanka in order to bring back Sita from evil Ravana’s clutches. This bridge was later popularly known as Rameshwaram Bridge. This bridge connects Pambam Island and Rameshwaram Island. The Bridge was built by an army of ape men (Vanara) in order to reach Lanka and rescue Sita from there. Lord Rama is worshiped by all the Hindus on a great level and thus this place is very significant for all the Hindus.

Along with it Lord Rama after killing Ravana worshipped at Rameshwaram for a very long time in order to cleanse away his sins of killing Ravana. Rameshwaram temple history is very rich and Hindus from all over the country visit this place. Rameshwaram temple has an innate peace and calmness which attracts more and more devotees every year to visit this place. Along with the rich Rameshwaram temple history there are many other places and tourist attractions which you can visit in Rameshwaram.

Content updated in January 2020

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