Ramnathaswamy Temple, Rameshwaram
Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is the most popular temple of Rameshwaram, which is a small island connected to the mainland via Pamban Bridge. It is undoubtedly the most important part of a Rameshwaram tour. Known for its intricate works, majestic towers and corridors this temple is a fine example of architectural excellence. This highly sacred temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India and is visited by almost every Hindu devotee. This temple has 22 theerthams, bathing in which is believed to atone sins of devotees. Sri Ramanathaswamy temple is regarded with high significance even in holy scripture of Hindu religion. It is associated with Lord Rama and his successful rescuing of Goddess Sita after killing demon Ravana as while on their way back to Ayodhya, it is here that Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Shiva.