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Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple, Rameswaram - Holy Tank


Significance of Rameswaram Temple

Rameshwaram Ramanthaswamy temple is one of the holiest char Dham (Four Divine Sites) including Badrinath, Dawrka and Puri. This holy shine is also one of the 12 Jyotirlingas, which symbolizes the infinite nature of Loard Shiva. The temple is also known as "Kashi of the South" implying its significance.

It is one of the 274 Paadal Petra Sthalams, Where the three of the most respected Nayanars (Sivite Saints), Appar, Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar, have adored the temple with their songs. It is belived that Loard Shiva. Built the Rama Sethu From here, which is the famous bridge the Lord walked upon to reach Sri Lanka.

According to Skanda Purana, out of the 64 Tirthas (Holy Water Bodies), 24 are important. Taking a holy dip in these Tirthas is a major objective of the pilgrimage to Rameswaram and is considered equivalent to penance. 22 of these Tirthas are within Ramanathaswamy Temple, with the first and majour one called as Agni Theertham (Bay of Bengal).

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE 22 THEERTHAMS IN RAMESWARAM

NO Name of the 22 Holy Theerthams Location of the 22 Theerthams Importants of 22 Theerthams
1 Mahalakshmi Theertham South of Hanuman Temple Dharmarajan bathed here and got riches
2 Savithri Theertham West of Hanuman Temple King Kasibar got rid of his curse
3 Gayathri Theertham West of Hanuman Temple King Kasibar got rid of his curse
4 Saraswathi Theertham WEst of Hanuman Temple King Kasibar got rid of his curse
5 Sakkara Theertham In the 2nd Corridor of the temple The Sun got his hand turned golden
6 Sethu Madhava Theertham The tank at the third corridor One will get lakshmi's blessings and purification of heart
7 Nala Theertham in the area of the sethumadhava Temple One will get soorya thejas and reach heaven
8 Nella Theertham In the area of the sethumadhava Temple One will get the benefit of samastha (entire) yaga and receive agni yoga
9 Gavaya Theertham In the area of the sethumadhava Temple Shelter under karpaga virutchaga tree
10 Kavatcha Theertham In the area of sethumadhava Temple One will not go to hell
11 Gandhamadhana Theertham In the area of Sethumadhava Temple One will get riches and their sins will be absolved after getting rid of their penury
12 brahmahathi Vimochana Theertham In the 2nd Corridor of the Temple Bramahkathi was absolved of his sins
13 Sooriya Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple On will get the knowledge of the past present and the future and reach the world they want
14 Chandra Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple Knowledge of the past present and the future and reach the world they want
15 Sathyamirtha Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple Emperor Bururonnu got rid of this curse
16 Siva Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple Bhairava got rid of brahmahathi dosham
17 Sarva Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple Sutherishna got rid of his blindness (from birth) illness and old age and then he prospered
18 Sanku Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple Vathsanaba. The Sage, Got rid of his sin of ingratitude
19 Gaya Theertham In the 2nd Corridor of the temple Gnana suruthi rajah attained wisdom
20 Ganga Theertham In the 2nd Corridor of the temple Gnana Suruthi Rajah Attained Wisdom
21 Yamuna Theertham In the 2nd corridor of the temple Gnana suruthi rajah attained wisdom
22 Kodi Theertham In the first corridor of the temple Sri Krishna got rid of his sin of killing his uncle, Kamsan.