The Char Dham situated in four directions is not only the center of the faith of Hindus, but also the legend of mythological history. Just as gold in metals, diamonds in gems, humans are wonderful in creatures, similarly these four dhams have their own importance in all pilgrimage sites. One of these four dhams is Rameswaram, considered to be the Kashi of South India. It is not only a major pilgrimage among the four Dhamas, but the Shivalinga established here is considered to be one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Let us know about this famous temple located in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu province. The Rameshwaram temple is an attraction in itself, the corridor here is considered to be the largest corridor in the world.
The place where this island was connected to the mainland, there is a bay two and a half miles wide at this time. Initially this bay was crossed by boats. It is said that long ago, people used to go on foot from Dhanushkoti to Mannar Island. But a cyclonic storm broke it in 1480 AD. Later, about four hundred years ago, a king named Krishnappanayakan built a huge stone bridge over it. After the arrival of the British, there was an idea to build a rail bridge in place of that bridge. By that time, the old stone bridge was shaken and broken by waves. With the help of a German engineer, a beautiful bridge across the broken bridge was built. At present, this bridge connects Rameshwaram by rail service to India.
Rameshwar Temple – The temple of Rameswaram is also an attraction in itself, the corridor here is considered to be the largest corridor in the world. Gopuram, from the temple gate to every pillar of the temple, every wall is also very amazing in architectural terms.
Ramsetu – The remains of the Adi-Setu are still visible in the ocean near the Rameswaram temple. This bridge is said to have been constructed with the help of the Vanar Sena before the invasion of Lanka, but after Lankavijaya the throne was handed over to Vibhishan, this bridge was broken at a place called Dhanushkoti at the request of Vibhishana. Even today, the remains of this bridge are found about 48 kilometers long.
24 wells – There are 24 wells inside the temple which are called tirthas. It is believed about them that Lord Shri Ram made them from his infallible arrows and asked them to get holy water from the pilgrimage centers. That is why the water of these wells is sweet. Some wells are also outside the temple but their water is brackish. These twenty four wells, that is, the pilgrimages, are also named after famous pilgrimages and deities around the country.
Apart from this, there are many other shrines around the temple which can be seen.
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