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Temples in Rameswaram

Satchi Hanuman Temple

5. Satchi Hanuman Temple: This temple is considered to be the place where Hanuman delivered the good news of finding Sita to Rama with satchi or evidence, Choodamani or the jewel that belonged to Sita. Situated 3 kms from the main temple, on the way to the Gandamadana Parvatham.

Badrakaliamman Temple

6. Badrakaliamman Temple: This is a temple for Devi Durga, situated 2 kms from the main temple on the way to the Gandamadana Parvatham.

Five-faced Hanuman Temple

7. The Five-faced Hanuman Temple: This temple is 2 kms from the main temple, the deity of Hanuman drawn with senthooram. Idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Hanuman brought from Dhanushkodi during the 1964 cyclone were placed here. The floating stone, used to build the Sethu Bandanam or the bridge between India and Lanka can be found in this temple.

Jada Theertham

8. Jada Theertham: About 3.5 km from Rameswaram on the Dhanushkodi road. Legend has it that Lord Rama, on his way back after killing Ravana, Worshipped Sri Ramalinga (believed to be installed by him). Before doing so, he washed his hair (Jada) in this theertham to purify himself.

Nambu Nayagiamman Temple

9.Nambu Nayagiamman Temple this temple is greatly venerated by the people of Ramnad District. It is situated 8 kms from the main temple in Rameswaram on the way to Dhanushkodi.

Kothandaramaswamy Temple

10.Kothandaramaswamy Temple  This temple is located 12 kms away from Rameswaram. A popular belief is that Vibishana, brother of Ravana, surrendered before Rama here.


11.Dhanushkodi (18 kms)  The southern tip of the island, Dhanushkodi was completely washed away by the 1964 cyclone. Tourists can witness the remains of the devastated town. Tourists can do surfing here.

Villoondi Theertham

12.Villoondi Theertham  This Theertham is situated 7 kms from the main temple on the way to Pamban.

Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

13.Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge (12 kms)  It is also known as the Pamban Bridge that connects the Rameswaram island with the main land. It is the longest sea bridge in India and its length is nearly 2.2 kms and stands as a fine example for Indian architecture. The bridge was constructed with sufficient elevation. The islands near by and parallel rail bridge below can be viewed from this bridge. 


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