Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu Timings, Poojas, and History

Rameshwaram Temple Tamil Nadu Timings, Poojas, and History

Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple in Tamil Nadu is home to Lord Shiva as its main god. It is among the Twelve Jyotirlingas temples of India. The Rameshwaram temple hours are 6 AM until 8:30 PM.

What Is Rameshwaram Temple?

The temple is situated inside the Rameshwaram district in Tamil Nadu in the southern region of India. The Rameshwaram Temple is the most well-known temple located in Rameshwaram town due to its design, historical importance, and significance.


Lord Rama as well as Goddess Sita constructed the Shivalinga using water and sand. The story of Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple dates back to the Ramayana period. The devotees believe that Lord Rama created the lingam and then placed it here.

According to the legend that the legend says that Lord Rama as well as his beloved wife Sita returned to Lanka after they killed Ravana half-Brahmin, half-demon, and half-Brahmin. Because killing a Brahman is considered a crime Lord Rama was a devotee of the god Shiva and asked for forgiveness.

Then, he also sent Hanuman on his way to Mount Kailash to bring the idol of Lord Shiva. While he was there Lord Rama as well as Goddess Sita were on the island. When they tried to drink water the divine voice called them to speak.

Rama and Seeta saw the voice say that Lord Rama had been drinking water and not worshipping. So, Lord Rama demanded Sita create a lingam using water and sand from the seashore, without having to wait for Hanuman returning. He then revered Shiva in this manner and asked for mercy.

Lord Shiva came as Jyotirlinga and blessed Rama as a lingam and said that he would remain there and bless the entire world for eternity. Since Lord Rama revered the lingam the Jyotirlinga was known as Ramanathaswamy and the area was given its name Rameshwaram.


Who was the architect of the Rameshwaram temple?

The temple was built by the rulers during the 12th century. Sethupathi Maravar initiated building the grand Ramanathaswamy Temple with the 'Third Corridor' which was completed in the name of his son Maravar The longest corridor in Asia covering an area of 197 meters.

It covers 133 meters from west to east and south to north It is the third largest of its kind in the entire world! It is said that Swami Vivekananda prayed at the temple in 1897.


The statue from the Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple dedicates to various gods and deities that are depicted on the temple's walls. The temple was been expanded by the Pandya rulers during the year 1213 AD. Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple has the most impressive temple corridors in all the globe. They measure 1220 meters long and boast approximately 1200 magnificent granite columns.

The significance of Ramanathaswamy Temple

Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga Like the other 12 Jyotirlingas The Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga is completely self-contained. What is significant about its location in the Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple is that there are two lingas within the holy sanctum sanctorum within the temple: Ramalingam composed from Sita sand as well as Vishwalingam was created by Hanuman. As Hanuman took the linga to Kailasa Lord Rama first demanded to worship the Vishwalinga.


Rameshwaram Island and the surrounding areas form part of the totality of Rama. According to legends, the place is vital to all Shaivites and Vaishnavites since many important events of the Ramayana were held here.

Rameshwaram is home to 50 tirthas or sacred wells. the temple has 22 located inside the temple. The water that flows from these wells was been believed to possess medicinal properties.

Additionally, it is believed that theertham water is different in taste and can provide different solutions. The gender was formed out of crystal.

Bathing the penis in Ganga water is considered to be auspicious. The devotees who are going toward Kashi take Ganga water and give this to the Lingam.

Rameshwaram Temple Timings

The Rameshwaram temple hours are the temple opens around 6 am and closes at 9PM. At this time the temple also holds diverse rituals. The worshippers may participate in these ceremonies, including the morning, afternoon, and evening pujas.

Rameshwaram Temple timings From To
Morning Darshan 6:00 AM 11:30 PM
Evening Darshan 3.30 PM 8:30 PM

Poojas as well as Sevas

Numerous Poojas have occurred in The Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple. Certain services and rituals are held at the Mahakaleshwara Temple:

RITA Timings
Palliyarai Deepa Arathana 5:15 AM
Spadigalinga Deepa Arathana 5:10 AM
Thiruvananthal Deepa Arathana 5:45 AM
Vila Pooja 7:15 AM
Kalasanthi Pooja 10:00 AM
Uchikala Pooja 12 noon
Sayaratcha Pooja 6:00 PM
Arthajama Pooja 8:30 PM
Palliyarai Pooja 8:45 PM

The most well-known poojas performed in the Rameswaram Temple are:

  • 108 silver Kalasa Abishekam
  • 1008 silver Kalasa Abishekam
  • 1008 Kalasa Abishegam (copper)
  • Rudrabishekam
  • Panchamirtha Abishekam
  • Swami Sahasranama Archana
  • Ambal Sahasranama Archana
  • Gangabishekam along with Ganges & Vessel
  • Rudrajapam
  • Swami Astothra Archanai

Festivals celebrated in Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple

Certain of the festivals that are celebrated in the Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple are.

Mahashivaratri Mahashivaratri

This festival celebrates the memory of the god Lord Shiva. The devotees believe that he was the creator of Yogi. Yogi tradition. People also observe the Yogi tradition to honor Lord Shiva by fasting, praying performing yoga, and meditating.

Ramalinga Prathishtai

This is a 3-day celebration to celebrate the Ramalinga dedication. The festival is held between May and June.


The wedding of Lord Shiva as well as Goddess Parvati. The celebrations last for about a week and occur in July and August.

Navratri & Dussehra

It is a 10-day celebration held in September and October.

Arudhira Darshan

A significant day on the Shaivite calendar to allow Lord Shiva to be immersed in the dance of the universe. Additionally, Lord Nataraja Lord Nataraja, the incarnation of Lord Shiva dances in this amazing dance every day it is one of the darkest nights in the world. The festival is held between December and early January.


HotelsArjuna is available at Rameshwaram Temple

  1. Hotel KNP Nest
  2. Hotel Rameswaram Grand
  3. Jiwan Residency
  4. Hotel Arjuna
  5. Hotel Raghavendra
  6. Hotel Nathan
  7. Dwaraka Hotel and Residency
  8. Hotel Brindavan Residency
  9. Hotel RSN International

How do I reach

Here's how you can get there. Rameshwaram Ramanathaswamy Temple:

Air The closest airport is Madurai located 174 kilometers away from Rameshwaram.

Train: Rameshwaram Railway Station is the closest railhead, situated just 1 km from the temple.

Road The most popular tourist destination was well connected with all towns and cities within Tamil Nadu. There are many buses both private and public are accessible.

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  • Panchamukha Hanuman Temple
  • Badrakaliamman Temple
  • Nambu Nayagiamman Temple
  • Kothandaramaswamy Temple

Contact and address

Executive Officer Executive Officer

Ramanathaswamy Temple


Ramanathapuram District




Temple Details

Arulmigu Ramanathaswamy Temple


04573 221 223

Rameshwaram Temple Official website

Go here to access the official website for the temple.