Rameshwaram temple- a tourist destination in India
Rameshwaram temple, one of the most popular tourist destinations for the tourists of India as well as foreign. In one of the great epics of India the Ramayana, which has the brief description about the Rameshwaram temple. As per the old Tamil literature, the temple was built in the 12th century by Raju Sethupathi but in earlier the temple was found in a thatched small hut. The devotees used to visit the temple and paid tributes as per their wish. Nowadays, the people visiting this temple as a tourist is more than the devotees. So, the temple is getting popularity as a tourist destination. Large number of pilgrims visit this temple from North India and considered as one of the famous temples in Tamilnadu. It is presumed in Hindu mythology without visiting 'kasi' and 'Rameshwaram' one cannot attain their spirituality. After competing these two pilgrimage tour only their soul reaches 'heaven'. It's beauty and the architecture makes every one feel proud to be there at Rameshwaram. The giant structure mesmerizes everyone visit this temple.
Location of Rameshwaram Temple
The unimaginable structure, Rameshwaram temple is situated at an Island called Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu, India. It comes under the district of Ramanathapuram. It is about 55km from the Ramanathapuram district. The island is completely connected with the pamban bridge. The Rameshwaram temples covers large area of this island. The temple is located at the seashore where the devotees go for spiritual bath. Generally people believe that by bathing in the sea near Rameshwaram temple will wash out all sine and the god will pardon their mistakes and give one more chance to lead a happy life
How to reach Rameshwaram temple
There are many tour operators offer packaged tour to Rameshwaram from Chennai, Madurai, Trichi and Ramanathapuram. They collect a consolidated charge from the tourists for transportation, meals, guide charge, lodge charge etc. Visiting this temple through their tour operators is very much convenient and enjoyable. Apart from this, you will get bus connection from all districts of Tamil Nadu. You have frequent bus trips from Koyamedu bus stand Chennai for Rameshwaram. The option didn't ends up here, you can enjoy the train trip as well. Two trains every day moves from Egmore, Chennai to Rameshwaram. So, we can reach Rameshwaram either by bus , train or other vehicles of travels.
Indian Travels, Chennai offers packaged tour to Rameshwaram and Kanyakumari.
Rameshwaram temple a huge structure
The temple have hundreds of giant pillars carved out of a single stone. The temple has four long corridors with a huge stone pillars. Just entering into the temple everyone try to feel the fantastic architect and the ancient art in combine with the Indian culture. The roof slabs are completely cut out from a single stone and I think it may weight more than 100 tonnes but how they handled such a huge structure to place over the roof of the temple is unimaginable.
All statues were given a particular shape by the sculptor. The temple was designed by taking all safety measures from the point of devotees. We can find few ponds inside the temple for 'theertham' means spiritual water body. With the increase of tourists to this temple, many vendors show their interest to operate their shop inside the temple campus by selling all items such as statues, watches, ready made cloths, utensils and many more.