Rameswaram - The STORY BEHIND

Rameswaram is as ancient as Ramayana. This place was noted in Ramayana. It is said that Rama fixed an auspicious time for installation and sent Anjaneya to Mount Kailas to bring a lingam , but as Anjaneya could not return in time, Sita herself made a lingam of sand. Sri Agasthiya told Rama to perform pooja within the auspicious time. Sri Rama performed pooja according to Agama tradition in order to get rid of Brahmahathya dosham.

Lord Siva with his consort Umadevi appeared in the sky and proclaimed, that those who took bath in Danushkodi and prayed the Sivalingam is called "Ramalingam".The Deity there is Ramanathaswamy and the place is hence called "Rameswaram".

When Anjaneya returned with a lingam from  far off Mount Kailas, the worship was almost over. He got angered and tried to remove the sand lingam by his hands. Sri Anjaneya tried to pull it out with his mighty tail. 

After failing in all his attempts, he felt the divinity of Sivalingam made of sand by Sri Sita.Sri Rama asked Sri Anjaneya to place the Viswanatha Lingam on the Northern side of Ramalingam. He also ordained  that the people should worship Ramalingam only after worshipping the Lingam brought and installed Sri Anjaneya. The other Lingam is placed for worship near the Sri Anjaneya deity at the entrance.
 

 
The Kashi of South India
• Rameswaram - The Story Behind
Geographical Details
One of the Dhams (Abode)
Ramanathaswamy Temple
· History
· Architecture
· 22 Theerthams
· Other Theerthams
· Pooja Timings
· Offerings
· Main Festivals
Rameswaram - Shells
Dhanuskodi – The Land’s End
Other Places to See
· Agni Theertham
· Villondi tirtham
· Jada Theertham
· Jatayu tirtham
· Lakshmana Tirtham
· Sukreevar Theertham
· Gandamadana Parvatha
· Hanuman Temple
· Badrakaliamman Temple
· Kothandaramaswamy temple
· Nambunayagiamman Temple
· Five Faced Hanuman Temple
· Mandapam & Pamban
· Devipattinam
· Sethu Karai
· Rama sethu
· Kurusadai Island
· Kundukal
· Thirupullani
· Erwadi Dargha 
· Oriyur Church
Tallest TV Transmission Tower
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