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5 Best Places to Visit in Rameshwaram

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Lies on Pamban Island at the tip of Indian peninsula, Rameshwaram is a historical destination ruled by several dynasties of South India. It is located separately from mainland India. Ramayana, a mythological epic of Hinduism, also mentions this place. Located in Tamil Nadu, Rameshwaram is also considered as a holy pilgrimage and is one of the holy Chaar Dhams. It is a great pilgrim spot for the Vaishnavites and Shaivaites. If you are planning to visit Rameshwaram, don’t forget to have a trip to the following places. 

For the Shaivaite Hindus, it is considered to be one of the 275 most significant Shiva temples. It is one of the most important pilgrimage spots for Char Dham for the Hindus. It has been said that Lord Ram, himself, built this temple in the Dravidian architectural style. The Pandya Kings further expanded its site in the 12th century. The current structure of this monument was last renovated by the Pandya kings. 

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Gandamadana Parvatham

The hillock is located around 3 km away from Rameshwaram. It is located on the highest peak of the island. It is known to have the footprint of Lord Rama. It is located at the exotic location where you can capture the breathtaking views of the whole island from its peak. 

 

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Agnitheertham

Agnitheertham is one of the most popular sandy shores of Rameshwaram and is a holy place for Hindus. It is the combination of 22 most anticipated spots where pilgrims have bath on the shores. Lord Rama also took the bath over here, if Hindu Mythology is to be believed. After killing Ravana, he took the bath here to absolve from the sins in the war. 

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It is one of the well-known picnic spots located on the island. It is one of the most important pilgrim destinations on the island of Rameshwaram. Dhanushkodi is literally titled for being the place where the famous bridge was constructed with floating stones for Lord Rama. It refers to the end of the bow. Several migratory birds stay there and you can get the magnificent views of the ocean here. For the Hindus, it is one of the most popular pilgrim spots. The city exudes the richness of Hindu religion and diversity of Indian culture. 

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The Panchmukhi Hanuman Temple

It is known for its matchless personification of the mighty Lord Hanuman. The uniqueness is in the image of this deity. It has five faces which consist of Lord Adiaha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Hayagriva, Lord Narasimha, and Lord Garuda. The idol is beautifully designed with the huge senthooram stone. The primeval idols of Lord Ram along with Lakshmana and Sita were brought from Dhanushkodi and placed here. 

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