RAMESHWARAM – THE VERY TIP OF THE INDIAN PENINSULA
Rameshwaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu.
It is located on the Pamban Island, or Rameshwaram Island, which lies at the very tip of the Indian peninsula, in the Gulf of Mannar.
Rameshwaram is a bustling pilgrim centre as it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India. One among the Char Dham pilgrimages, Rameshwaram is visited by hordes of pilgrims all round the year.
Besides being a pilgrimage destination, Rameshwaram is a popular beach destination as well. The shallow beaches of Rameshwaram characteristically have fewer waves that rise to a maximum height of 3 cm. The best time to visit Rameshwaram is from January to March.
The benovolent sea inhabits the rare sea species and coral reefs. Exotic variety of marine life-algae, starfish, sea cucumber, crabs, sponges and the sea cow are found here. The clean beach and the shallow water makes it an ideal location for Swimming and Snorkelling.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT RAMESHWARAM
Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva is situated on the peninsular tip Rameshwaram. It was Lord Rama who installed this Linga there, when he was on his way to attack Ravana he reached this place where he made a linga of sand and worshipped it. It was also believed that when Lord Rama was drinking water on the seashore there was a celestial proclamation – ‘You are drinking water without worshipping me’. Listening to this Lord Rama made a linga of sand and
worshipped it and asked to be blessed so that he could vanquish Ravana. Lord Shiva blessed him accordingly. He also requested Lord Shiva to reside eternally here so that entire mankind should benefit from it. Shiva then manifested himself as the Linga and got installed there for eternity.
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