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  Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple  
(Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu)
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"Oldest Temple "

A temple of Lord Shiva and Parvati. Temple having it's own uniqueness of architecture and designs. The way inside temple will lead you to the ocean near where it is still. Nearby, you can get rooms to stay and can visit temple. Visiting early hours like 7 an is preferable.

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Ramanathaswamy Temple

Ramanathaswamy Temple is a Hindu Temple dedicated to the god Shiva located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples.It is one of the 274 Paadal Petra Sthalams, where the three of the most revered Nayanars , Appar, Sundarar and Tirugnana Sambandar, have glorified the temple with their songs. The temple was expanded during the 12th century by Pandya Dynasty, and its principal shrines sanctum were renovated by Jeyaveera Cinkaiariyan and his successor Gunaveera Cinkaiariyan of the Jaffna kingdom. The temple has the longest corridor among all Hindu temples in India. The temple is located in Rameswaram considered a holy pilgrimage site for Shaivites, Vaishnavites and Smarthas. The presiding deity, the Lingam of Ramanathaswamy , is believed to have been established and worshiped by Rama, an avatar of the god Vishnu, to absolve the sins created during the Ramayana war at Sri Lanka.


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