Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island
Rameswaram is a town on Pamban Island, in the
southeast Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It’s known for Ramanathaswamy Temple, a
Hindu pilgrimage site with ornate corridors, huge sculpted pillars and sacred
Legend has it that Rameshwaram was the place from where Lord Rama, who is considered the seventh avatar of Lord Vishnu, had built the bridge to Sri Lanka in order to rescue his captured wife Sita from Ravana, the king of Lanka. In fact, the word Rameshwara means “place where Eswara was worshiped by Rama” and presumably this is from where the place gets its name. The famous Ramanathaswamy Temple is located in the center of the town and is dedicated to Rama. The temple is visited every year by lakhs of Hindus to offer prayers and seek blessings from the god.