The Ramanatha Swami temple of Lord Shiva is located on Rameswaram Island in Tamil Nadu has one of the 12 jyotirlingas. This Temple is also one of the four destinations in the Char Dham pilgrimage.

With high walls and a 126ft tall eastern temple tower with the longest corridors with 6.9 m in height, 400 feet each in the east and west and about 640 feet in the north and the south, makes the temple look gigantic. The pilgrims take a holy bath in one of the 22 wells in the temple before entering the sanctum sanctorum.

Being the hometown of Indian Genius and former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Rameswaram holds harmonious life where Dr Kalam himself spent time at the temple during his childhood in the quest for self-knowledge.

Ascended Masters Appar, Sundarar, and Tirugnana Sambandar also mentioned this temple in their writings and they even gave lectures to numerous people in the temple corridors. The temple has a direct historical link that says it was visited by Lord Rama himself. The temple’s origin was unknown but the complex was expanded in the 12th century was expanded by the Pandiyan dynasty.

-Viswanath Venkat Dasari

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