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  • Dhanushkodi
  • Rameshwaram
  • Erwadi Dharga
  • Nava bhasanam, Devipattinam.
  • Uthiragosamangai Temple
  • Thirupullani
Places of interest in Ramanathapuram.
Dhanushkodi
Dhanushkodi is the southernmost tip of the island. Though Dhanushkodi was washed away during the 1964 cyclone, the kothndaramaswamy temple alone remained intact. A popular belief is that Dhanushkodi is where vibishana, a brother of ravana surrendered before rama in the Ramayana epic. On one side are the water of the Indian Ocean and on the other the water of the Bay of Bengal. It is a place worth visiting for its scenic beauty.
Rameshwaram
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Rameshwaram is one of the four Divine sites(Char Dham) in India, the others being Badrinath temple in the north, Jagnath temple at Puri in the east , Dwarakatheesh temple at Dwaraka in the west and Ramanathaswamy temple in the south, pilgrimage to Varanasi is considered to be incomplete without a pilgrimage to Rameshwaram. The temples is one of the 12 Jyothirlinga shrines. The temple has the largest corridor , The master piece of Indian Architectrue among all the Hindu temples in India.
KunduKaal
Chakraa Residency, Ramanathapuram
Kundukaal is a place very near to Rameshwaram, where swami Vivekananda landed up after his participation in the world spiritual conference held at Chicago. While welcoming him, Sethupathy King Raja Baskara Sethupathy knelt down before swamyhi and asked him to place swamiji’s feet on his head. So the place is called kundhukaal. A memorial has been built in the place with the panoramic view of Bay of Bengal.
Pamban Bridge
Chakraa residency , Ramanathapuram
Pamban Bridge is a cantilever bridge on the palk strait which connects the town of rameshwaram on pamban island to the mainland india.The bridge refers to both the road bridge and the cantilever railway bridge. The rail bridge ( Which in India’s first sea bridge) is for the most part a conventional bridge resting on concreat pillars but has a double leaf bascule section midway, Which can be raised to let ships and barger pass through the road bridge is named after our past prime minister Mrs.Indra Gandhi.
Aryaman Beach
Chakraa Residency, Ramanathapuram
The Aryamana beach is one of the most fabulous and fantastic beaches of Tamil Nadu. The beach is on the way to Rameshwaram island. The beauty of the beach really mesmerized the visitors. Tourists Who visit Rameshwaram never miss the golden opportunity to visit the Aryaman beach, which is full of silky sand spread over a wide area , on their return journey.
Sethukarai
Sethukarai is another place of religious importance situated near the Ramanathapuram town. AdiSethu, The primary sacred bathing spot from where the work for Ramsethu bridge started. Rama is believed to have bathed here before starting the bridge work and again on his return. It is believed that Rama had bridged to sri lanka by the help his vanara sena ( Monkey’s army ).
Thirupullani
Chakraa Residency, Ramanathapuram
Thirupullani which is one of the 108 thiruppathi's is located 10 kms from Ramanathapuram. Adi Jagannath perumal temple is in Thirupullani, As per Hindu legend Rama is believed to have worshiped here, The Samudra Raja ( god of ocean ) to seek way to reach srilanka . He did a penance lying kusa grass, the act of which is described in Sanskrit as Dharbasayanam. The temple is revered in 2 verses of Thirumangai ayhwar in his periya Thirumoyhi in Nalayira Divya Prabandham. The epic is also described by Kambar in his work Kamba Ramayanam.
Nava bhasanam
Devipattinam is a coastal village of Ramanathapuram district(15kms) from Ramanathapuram town. It is very famous for the Navagraha temple installed inside the sea. The temple is said to have been built by Lord Rama, before undertaking the journey towards lanka to free Sita from Ravana’s captivity. He performed the vinayaka puja in Devipattinam, by installing them each with a handful of sand personifying them as a planet.
Uttargosaimangai
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Uttargosaimangai temple is a siva temple situated near Ramanathapuram (10 kms) The temple houses a 6ft(1.8 m) tall ancient maragatha nataraja idol carved out of emerald being one of its kind. The emerald image of Nataraja is covered with sandal paste round the year except on Tiruvathirai festival day when special worship is practisedon Arudhra Dharshan. It is believed that even small vibration can damage the image and hence no precussion instruments are used during worship practices. The temple has been glorified by the hym of 9th century saint Manickavasagar and 15th century saint Arunagirinathar.
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