Ancient temple dedicated to Shiva Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple - Hindu temple in Rameswaram, India

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Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu 623526, India



+91 4573 221 223

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4.60 (8155 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Friday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM
  • Saturday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM
  • Sunday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM
  • Monday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM
  • Tuesday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM
  • Wednesday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM
  • Thursday: 4:30AM to 1PM, 3 to 8:30PM


  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair accessible entrance
    • Wheelchair accessible parking lot


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  • 5Mantu Kumar Y. 1 year ago
    I am from Jharkhand, I enjoy a lot of fun and My heart is happy 🙏🙏 Har har mahadev🙏🙏🕉️

  • 5S. 1 year ago
    Wonderful temple and amazing art work. The peaceful and serene atmosphere is something to behold.

  • 5Arun J. 1 year ago
    Rameswaram ramanathaswamy temple

  • 5savage but true p. 1 year ago
    Beautiful Temple!!❤️❤️

  • 5Prajwall N. 1 year ago
    temple was well maintained . Kudos

  • 5shweta n. 1 year ago
    Nice place.

  • 5Digvijay d. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Jyotirling (Original) Jyotirling

  • 5Indu M. 1 year ago
    Powerful God... But money minded people's

  • 5music w. 1 year ago

  • 5Karthi S. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Shiva sthalam (Original) Shiva sthalam

  • 5vijay g. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Jai Shiv Shankar (Original) Jai Shiv Shankar

  • 5Pradeep S. 1 year ago
    Experience the omnipresent vibrations !!

  • 5Adventure Rider V. 1 year ago
    Last Month I Visit my Parents

  • 5Aditya J. 1 year ago
    Holy place

  • 5Tushar R. 1 year ago
    It is open . It is very good place . HAR HAR MAHADEV ❤🙏

  • 5Arun V. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Jai Shri Ram !!! (Original) Jai Shri Ram!!!

  • 5NEETHU C. 1 year ago
    Is the temple open now ? I wanted to visit asap. Please reply.

  • 5ajit i. 2 months ago
    Easily one of the best temples in India. Great history, massive layout and very well planned. Really love the long passageways with over 1200 towers. Access to the 22 wells are from east and west entrance while the sanctum can be accessed from north or south.

  • 5Jain S. 5 months ago
    This place is one of the Dham of Hindus and also of the Jyotirlinga in South.This temple has a beautiful and different interior. It has got biggest corridor. And the best part of temple is Jyotirlinga - Shivlinga is decorated so well ,you can took of your eyes from here. Temple has four gate. And all the gate has different importance

  • 5Lokesh J. 2 months ago
    There once lived a sculptor in a village called The primary deity of the temple is Ramanathaswamy (Shiva) in the form of lingam. There are two lingams inside the sanctum - one built by Rama, from sand, residing as the main deity, Ramalingam and the one brought by Hanuman from Kailash called Vishwalingam.Rama instructed that the Vishwalingam should be worshipped first since it was brought by Hanuman - the tradition continues even today. Like all ancient temples in South India, there is a high compound wall (madil) on all four sides of the temple premises measuring about 865 feet furlong from east to west and one furlong of 657 feet from north to south with huge towers (Gopurams) to the east and the west and finished gate towers to the north and south. The temple has striking long corridors in its interior, running between huge colonnades on platforms above five feet high. The second corridor is formed by sandstone pillars, beams, and ceiling. The junction of the third corridor on the west and the paved way leading from the western gopuram to the Setumadhava shrine forms a unique structure in the form of a chess board, popularly known as Chokkattan Madapam, where the Utsava deities are adorned and kept during the Vasanthotsavam (Spring festival) and on the 6th day festival in Adi (July–August) and Masi (February–March) conducted by the Setupati of Ramnad.

  • 5DEEPAK b. 5 months ago
    Mesmerising architecture. Great steps have been taken to maintain the temple and its environment . They close around 8:30 at night . It was such a great experience. And the way to the temple is also amazing 😍 people who go there should also go to dhanushkodi .

  • 5Nikhil K. 3 months ago
    A Historically significant temple for Hinduism & said to be an important location part as of the Ramayana. This Temple also gained additional fame towards the end of the British empire as Swami Vivekananda departed for the world religious congress in Chicago from here. It is also one of the 12 & an important Jyothirlingas (prominent Shiva temples) & have been frequented by pilgrims for at least 3 millenniums. It has found mentions in various historical & religious texts. The temple itself is visible from a distance because of the towering gopuram. The Shiv linga & Nandi are quite Massive. Only Hindus are allowed inside the inner sanctum for worship. The rest of the compound is there for everyone to visit. The shopping around is strictly OK. There's also a place where people take a dip at the sea. There are plenty of stores outside the temple premises & there's lodging & restaurants for ethinicities from all parts of India for e.g- Gujarati,Rajasthani,Kerala, Gorkha,punjabi etc

  • 5Sreedevi B. 5 months ago
    Rameswaram is one of the beautiful place in India. It is having beach and must visit one.No words can describe the feeling about the of the 4 dhaama and also one of the 12 jyotirlinga Shri Ramanathswamy Temple gives an experience like none. Prior to the darshan one has to take a splash from the 22 different wells to have a pure mind and soul before one gets to see the deity. The temple architecture is no less than the experience, the world famous third corridor is a unique place in itself.Very beautiful temple and ancient architecture. Must visit one.

  • 5Swapnil S. 1 month ago
    Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy is one of 12 most sacred jyotirlinga. Its a divine feeling to be here. Temple is very old and built in 6-7 century. Temple has four gates in each direction and east gate is used for main darshan, Agni kund which is a ghat in sea is just opposite to east gate. Temple opens at 5am in morning and sphatik shivling known as mani darshan is seen only between 5 to 6 am, darshan entry gate is only from east gate. Rituals to follow, devotees need to first take a dip in Agni kund opposite to east gate and then with same wet clothes should enter from north gate for 22 kund bath. Ticket is available for Rs.25 each, then do parikrama of temple for kund snan.. after completing all 22 kund snan, devotees should change clothes and then take entry again from east gate for main darshan. Ticket for general, 100 and 200 available at ticket counter. There are 2 main shivling in centre of the temple. inside garbhgrah Rama shivaling and next left side is vishwa linga, by hanuman ji . Devotees must darshan both shivalinga. Outside garbhgrah huge nandi and other gods temple are made. Hai shiv shankar

  • 5munna g. 1 year ago
    Very nice temple

  • 5Travel T. 1 year ago
    Lot of positivity and must visit Temple in India.. One out of char dham covered. Temple was built by Lord Rama to worship Lord Shiva. Visited the place last week. Crowd is less and peaceful and calm vibes. For more details search in YouTube for Travel Techies Rameshwaram Temple.

  • 5Shreedhar j. 1 year ago
    Simply amazing 👏😍..! Who are coming here please follow some steps 🚶‍♀️before entering into the temple..! 1) There's no dress code from Temple side❌. 2) don't take bath at outside(Beach) because there's 22 theertham bath and bring your extra dress and there's dress room inside the Temple. 3) No mobile allowed inside the Temple and locker available from Temple side. 4)outside of Temple have battery operated vehicle available until evening 6pm. 5) Bathroom available from entrance.

  • 5VILAS B. 1 year ago
    One of the 12 jyotirlingas :Great temple with superb architecture. This is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India, Rameswaram ..... Char Dham place... very big and beautiful temple. First people take bath by dipping in sea (agnitheertham which is opposite to east gate of temple) and go to Ramanathasamy temple to take holy water theertham bath from 22 different wells inside temple which is amazing and believed to remove all our bad curses and purify our soul. The tradition of temple is to wear full pants and no badges and phones are allowed. For special and fast darshan people have to pay ₹50 and for 22 pond water bath you have to pay 200 rupees per person and in that you you will be treated as special. And in normal Darshan you have to pay 25 rupees per person for all 22 ponds. but remeber you can'nt enter the mandir with wet clothes and the temple remains open from 4 a.m. to 9 a.m. and in evening from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. This temple hosts the longest corridor in in the world for a hindu temple. The total length of the outer corridor is 3850 feet and has an impending 1212 number of pillars all around. The spacious corridor is good to walk through. there is a elephant walked through this corridor during start of puja,. The legend says that Hunuman was sent by Lord Rama to bring a Lingam to worship at an appointedauspicious hour. As Human’s arrival was delayed, Sita moulded a lingam from sand for Rama’s timely worship. It is the main being worshiped as Ramanathaswamy. Disappointed Hunuman was later consoled by Rama by installing the Lingam which was brought by him a little north of Ramanatha, and decreed that the Hunuman’s lingam should have precedence over the Ramanatha in all honours. it is better you higher a priest you can negotiate it is good they took you directly to the main temple without ques and maintemple puraji will perform the pooja and do the abhishek with milk on that time you can easily see the Lingam which made by sand. I hireed a priest in 2000 Rs and he make darshan in very special way after that agian I visited the temple in night to see the arti.. really it is very powerful place...

  • 5Tejaswi R. 1 year ago
    Visited on Thai Amavasya. It was extremely crowded but hats off to the temple management for such great facilities and managing so well. We could complete the darshan with 200 ticket within 45 minutes in such heavy rush.

  • 5yash c. 1 year ago
    One of the best temple structure you can see in all of the jyotirlingas and the temple management is also very good and you wont find pandas forcing you....

  • 5Tadepalli D. 1 year ago
    Temple is wonderful to visit the place Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu trains are available and temple is open in normal time but mask is complesory.

  • 5Anandh J. 2 years ago
    One of the biggest temple in south india, where shiva linga been worshipped by lord rama on the sea shore. This shiva linga is considered as a Jyothirlinga out of 12 in india. Excellent architecture. Taking holy dip in 21 wel's inside the temple is very sacred. Danushkodi is around 10 kms worth a visit. Awesome journey in train while crossing pamban bridge built across the sea. A must visiting temple.

  • 5Informatics I. 1 year ago
    A great temple from architectural point of view and grandness. The island is developed now and many hotels are there to stay. Two days are enough for pilgrimage point of view.

  • 5Madhusudhanan M. 1 year ago
    Rameshwaram is one of the oldest and most famous pilgrimage center in India and It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. It is associated with the history of the Ramayana period. Rameshwaram temple is also the symbol of Indian integrity. The Kasi pilgrimage is considered to be one of the most important religious duties of the people.The kasi Yatra is complete only after worshipping Ramanathaswamy in Rameshwaram. Rameshwaram is the only south indian siva temple of the four major temples of India viz, Rameshwaram, Dwarka, Puri and Badrinath .Of these char Dham, Rameshwaram is the only Shiva temple and the other three are vaishnava temples. Out of the twelve Jyotirlingas eleven are located to the north and only Rameswaram is in the south Indian . The place is called as Rameswaram because of the worship of shiva (Ishvara)by Sri Ramapran in this place, It is one of the 274 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where the three of the most revered Nayanars (Saivite saints), Appar, Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar, have glorified the temple with their songs. The temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India

  • 5pankaj m. 1 year ago
    How can i rate this world fame temple, no words, only hav 5 stars so

  • 5Sonu L. 1 year ago
    Temple structer and coperative people

  • 5Y. 1 year ago
    Sfatik ling darshan and 22 well bath at morning

  • 5Chandru S. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) There are really no words to describe the temple. The temple is a testament to the architecture of Tamil Nadu. Shiva temple built by Tamil kings near the sea. Elegant architecture. World famous temple for Tirtha pilgrimage. The pillars of the temple are world famous. There are sculptures full of beautiful carvings. The Moolavar Lingam was created by Sitaprati from the Rameswaram sea sand. On the outer pillars of the temple, sculptures of the Sethupathi kings are carved. The history of the temple is very interesting. After bathing in the sea (Agni Theertham) and bathing in the 22 theerthams inside the temple, all sins will be removed. Here the goddess is blessed with the name of the mountaineer's girlfriend. Lord Nandi blesses on a grand scale. Sage Patanjali attained Samadhi in this temple. A must see temple once in a lifetime. You have to visit in person and achieve happiness. The rule is not to stay overnight in this city after bathing in the last of the 22 theerthams, the Kodi theertham. The most magnificent temple. Om Namasivaya (Original) உண்மையில் கோயிலைப் பற்றி வர்ணிக்க வார்த்தைகள் இல்லை. தமிழக கட்டடக்கலைக்கு இக்கோயில் ஒரு சான்று. அலைகடலுக்கு அருகில் தமிழ் மன்னர்களால் கட்டப்பட்ட சிவன் ஆலயம். நேர்த்தியான கட்டடக்கலை. தீர்த்த யாத்திரைக்கு உலகப்புகழ் பெற்ற கோயில். இக்கோயிலில் உள்ள மூன்றாம் பிரகாரத் தூண்கள் உலகப்புகழ் பெற்றது. அழகிய வேலைப்பாடுகள் நிறைந்த சிற்பங்கள் உள்ளன. மூலவர் லிங்கம் ராமேஸ்வர கடல் மணலால் சீதாப்பிராட்டியால் உருவாக்கப்பட்டது. இக்கோயிலில் உள்ள வெளிப்புற தூண்களில், சேதுபதி மன்னர்களின் சிற்பம் அழகுற செதுக்கப்பட்டுள்ளது. கோயிலின் வரலாறு மிகவும் சுவாரசியமானது. கடலில் ( அக்னி தீர்த்தம்) நீராடி பின்னர் கோயிலுக்குள் இருக்கும் 22 தீர்த்தங்களில் நீராடி சிவபெருமானை வழிபட்டால் அனைத்து பாவங்களும் விலகும். இங்கு அம்மன் மலைவளர் காதலி என்ற பெயரில் அருள்புரிகின்றார். பிரம்மாண்ட அளவில் நந்தி பகவான் அருள்புரிகின்றார். பதஞ்சலி முனிவர் இக்கோயிலில் சமாதி அடைந்தார். வாழ்வில் ஒருமுறையேனும் காணவேண்டிய கோயில். நேரில் தரிசித்து ஆனந்தம் அடைய வேண்டும். 22 தீர்த்தங்களில் கடைசி தீர்த்தமான கோடி தீர்த்தத்தில் நீராடிய பிறகு இவ்வூரில் இரவு தங்கக்கூடாது என்பது விதி. மிகவும் பிரமாண்டமான ஆலயம். ஓம் நமசிவாய🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • 5harish c. 1 year ago
    One of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples, which is best to Visit. Rameshwaram has 64 such theerthams. 22 of these are believed to be sacred and are within the premises of the Sri Ramanathaswamy temple inside. You can Skip and take Darshan if you want to visit directly.

  • 5Adv. Devendra B. M. 1 year ago
    religious and sacred place for hindus, a temple dedicated to the god Shiv located on Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu,It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of god Shiv

  • 5Shanmuganathan T S. 1 year ago
    Best temple in shiva's temple in India You can see light lingam and bamban Bridge

  • 5Ram Sahai S. 1 year ago
    Very peaceful and religious place, one of the twelve jyotirlings and four dhams according to Hindus

  • 5pravin a. 1 year ago
    Nice temple situated nearby sea..

  • 5pawan k. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Jyotirlinga Rameswaram Bhole Baba's court (Original) ज्योतिर्लिंग रामेश्वरम भोले बाबा का दरबार

  • 4Vigneshkumar K. 1 year ago
    Feel good vibes, ramanathaswamy dharisanam is very good i can't express through words, only one grievanvce is, the temple gurkals are worst, because they are treated a poor peoples very bad

  • 4Sha s. 1 year ago
    Good place enjoy the nature

  • 4Mr.BheemaSena S. 1 year ago
    Good Maintenance Temple Good Karbagraga Vist

  • 4P. 1 year ago
    (Translated by Google) Wow, this's a good one ... (Original) Wow, it's good one... Aollurdhuku vardhaiye ila nallarkku elarum piga vendiye place

  • 2Rahul R. 3 months ago
    It is one of the ancient temples in India, famous for the ancient architecture of the temple and many others reasons. But because of some people all these are going bad. Really feel bad to tell all these things. Some of the temple staffs are very rude and bad behaviour towards the tourist people coming there. Some staffs are taking alot of money from the Touristers for worshiping the God. The surrounding of the temple are not clean and neat, it is a heavenly place so it should be neat and clean always. Very bad smell is there inside the temple no one is caring about this. Temple is a heavenly place so it should be neat and clean as well as the smell of agrabathi and flowers should be there. The temple staffs should be little bit educated then only they will know how to behavior to the tourist people coming there. Lot of fraud people are they to cheat the tourist people coming there.

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