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75/365 – Ramanathaswamy Temple

Proper name: Ramanathaswamy Thirukoil
Country: India
State: Tamil Nadu
Location: Rameswaram
Primary Deity: Ramanathaswamy (Shiva)
Architectural styles: Dravidian architecture
Creator: Pandya kings

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to god Shiva located in the island of Rameswaram in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.

Significance

According to Shaiva mythology, Lord Rama is believed to have prayed to Shiva here to absolve any sins that he might have committed during his war against the demon king Ravana.

This account is however, not supported by any such mention in the original Ramayana authored by Maharishi Valmiki, nor in the Tamil version of the Ramayana authored by Sri Kambar. Support for this account may be found in some of the later versions of the Ramayana, such as those penned by Swami Tulasidas (15th Century) and others.

The temple is one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham shrines that has to be visited in one’s lifetime and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, the holy abodes of Lord Shiva.

Temple Website: http://www.rameswaramtemple.org/default.html

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramanathaswamy_Temple

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