Ramanathapuram otherwise called Ramnad, is a city and a region in Ramanathapuram region in the Indian province of Tamil Nadu. The locale is outstanding since Puranic ages. The domain of Ramnad incorporated the Hindu blessed island city of Rameswaram, from where, legend has it that the Hindu god Rama propelled his attack of Ravana's Lanka.
On the finish of the war and Rama's accomplishment in it, he selected a Sethupathi or "ruler of the scaffold" to watch the route to the island. The "scaffold" alluded to here is the incredible Adam's Bridge or Rama's Bridge which was accepted to have been developed by Rama. The chieftains of Ramnad were endowed with the obligation of ensuring the scaffold, subsequently the designation.
In the late twelfth and mid thirteenth century, this region was controlled by Hazrat Sulthan Syed Ibrahim shaheed of Ervadi. Later on His beneficiaries were administering the territory following a peace settlement with the Sethupathis. From that point, until the mid fifteenth century the present regions of Ramanathapuram region involving the taluks Tiruvadanai, Kilakarai, Paramakudi, Kamuthi, Mudukulathur, Ramanathapuram and Rameswaram were incorporated into the Pandyan Empire.