CHAR DHAM

The Char Dham “Four abodes” is a group of four pilgrimage destinations in India. It is claimed that visiting these locations helps acquire moksha (salvation) (salvation) (salvation) (salvation). The four Dhams are Badrinath, Dwaraka, Puri, and Rameswaram. It is thought that every Hindu should visit the Char Dhams throughout one’s lifetime. The Char Dham, as described by Adi Shankaracharya, comprises of four Hindu pilgrimage destinations.

HISTORY OF THE DHAM – A BRIEF ABOUT THE CHAR DHAMS

According to Hindu tradition, Badrinath rose to prominence after Nar-Narayan, a Vishnu avatar, practiced Tapasya (meditation) there. That area was densely forested at the time. Berries are called “Badri” in Sanskrit; therefore, the area was named Badrika-Van, which translates as “berry forest.”

In the same area where Nar-Narayan was conducting Tapasya (meditation), a large berry tree grew, enveloping Him and shielding Him from the rain and sun.  According to local legend, Mata Lakshmi transformed into a berry tree in order to save Lord Narayan.

People would always take Her Name before His Name after Tapasya, according to Narayan; therefore, Hindus always refer to “Lakshmi-Narayan.” As a result, it was given the name Badri-Nath, which means “Lord of Berry Woodland.” This all happened during the Satya Yuga. As a result, Badrinath came to be known as the first Dham.

The second place, Rameswaram, rose to popularity during the Treta Yuga when Lord Rama built a Shiva-Lingam here and worshiped it to obtain Lord Shiva’s blessings.

Rameswaram derives its name from the Sanskrit phrase “Lord of Rama.” The third, Dhaam Dwarka, rose to prominence during the Dvapara Yuga when Lord Krishna chose Dwarka as His permanent residence rather than Mathura, His birthplace.

Lord Vishnu is worshiped as Jagannath, His Avtar during the Kali Yuga, in the fourth, Puri Dhaam.

 1. BADRINATH (NORTH)

Temple Timings

Badrinath Temple’s schedule is from 0400 hrs to 1300 hrs and 1600 hrs to 2100 hrs each day. The temple is only open 6 months a year because of harsh weather conditions (May to November). On the day of Akshaya Tritiya in May, the temple opens. It shutters in November on the eve of Vijayadashami.

Badrinath or Badrinarayan Temple

Timings

Timings for visiting and performing pooja at the Badrinath temple are as follows:

  • Darshan             0430 hrs to 1300 hrs & 1600 hrs to 2100 hrs
  • Abhishekam       0730 hrs to 1200 hrs
  • Shayana Aarti    2230 hrs to 2300 hrs

Temple Dress Code

There is no specific restriction for clothing for the visitors.

Please keep in mind that because the Badrinath temple is situated against the backdrop of the Neelkanth Mountains, the weather is frigid all year.

Rainfall and snowfall are common occurrences in this area. As a result, one should dress appropriately for the winter season, including mufflers and gloves. It is also necessary to have an umbrella with you.

Significance of The Temple

Lord Vishnu’s idol in the temple is Swayambhu, “self-manifested” in nature. It is one of Vishnu’s eight self-manifested statues. Badrinath is one of the temples included in India’s Char Dham Pilgrimage.

Nara narayana

Additionally, it is included in the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The Vamana Purana claims that the sages Nara and Narayana performed penance here. The terms ‘Nara’ and ‘Narayana’ refer to Lord Vishnu’s fifth avatar’s dual form.

Additionally, it is said that Narada attained moksha on Narad Shila in Badrinath. Here, famous sages such as Kapil Muni, Gautam, and Kashyap also performed penance.

Badrinath Temple is one of the Panch Badri temple complexes. Yog Dhyan Badri, Bhavishya Badri, Adi Badri, and Vriddha Badri are the other temples.

Saraswati, the sacred river, also springs from a glacier near Badrinath. Tapt Kund’s water is said to have medicinal powers. A dip in the Kund can be used to treat a variety of ailments.

According to the Skanda Purana, there are several sacred shrines in heaven, earth, and hell. However, there is no other shrine comparable to Badrinath. It is one of India’s most popular pilgrimage destinations. Each year, thousands of worshippers make this trek.

History of the Temple

The history of the Badrinath Temple can be traced back hundreds of years. The temple’s origins are mentioned in the Vedic scriptures. According to these records, the temple served as a Buddhist sanctuary until the 8th century AD. Later on, Adi Shankara had it turned into a Hindu shrine.

The temple’s architecture is eerily similar to that of a Buddhist temple in design. This has resulted in a great deal of debate regarding where it came from.

According to Skandapuranam, Adi Shankara was the founder of the temple. He erected a black statue of Vishnu on the banks of the Alaknanda River. He established it in a cave near Tapt Kund, which became known as the Badrinath Temple.

Shankara, legend has it, expelled all Buddhists from the region. For many years, the temple was run by the heirs of King Kanak Pal. The earnings of the peasants were used to feed and house pilgrims. The devotees granted the king obedience before he traveled to the shrine.

Lord Shiva, according to legends, chose this location for his Tapasya “meditation.” Lord Vishnu, on the other hand, desired the position for himself.

As a result, he assumed the form of a small boy and began crying on the rocks below. On both Lord Shiva’s and Goddess Parvati’s requests, he did not calm down. As a result, Lord Shiva left for Kedarnath at Parvati’s request to perform his meditation.

Another legend has it that Lord Vishnu sat in meditation here. Vishnu was unaware of the cold weather while meditating. In the form of the Badri tree, Goddess Laxmi then protected and sheltered him. Vishnu named the location Badrika Ashram in honor of Lakshmi’s devotion.

Badri 18

The architecture of the Temple

The Badrinath temple is built in the traditional North Indian style. The temple is made of stone, with intricate carvings on the walls and pillars.

A tall arched gateway at the entrance leads to the Sabha Mandap (the hall where devotees congregate), which leads to the Darshan Mandap (where Pooja to the idol is performed), and finally to the Garbha Griha (sanctum-sanatorium).

The roof of the Garbha Griha extends to a 15-meter-high conical spire with a gold-gilded dome at the top.

A striking 1 meter high black stone idol of Badrinarayan, with a conch and Chakra in each arm, presides over the sanctum sanctorum. The other two arms are resting on Vishnu’s lap as he meditates in the Padmasana posture.

Sage Narada is also present, accompanied by his consort Lakshmi. The temple is completed with Kubera on one side and Nar Naryan and Uddhava on the other. There are also Garuda and Navdurga.

Sevas and Poojas Performed at the Temple

The self-manifested statue of Lord Vishnu is religiously worshipped. Poojas and Sevas are performed twice a day at the temple.

The following are the various types of Sevas and Poojas that take place inside the Badrinath temple:

  • Shrimad Bhagwat Saptah Path
  • Vishnu Sahasranamam
  • Ved Path
  • Geeta Path
  • Akhand Jyoti

Festivals Celebrated

The following are some of the festivals held at the Badrinath temple:

  • Badri-Kedar festival
  • Mata Murti Mela
  • Janmashtami

How to Reach

By Air: The nearest airport to Badarinath is Jolly Grant Airport (35 kilometers from Dehradun), which is 314 kilometers away.

By train: Rishikesh is Badarinath’s closest railway station. The railway station Rishikesh is approximately 295 kilometers from Badarinath on the NH58.

By Road: Badarinath is well-connected to the rest of Uttarakhand by motorable roads, which connect it to the rest of the state. Several bus services to Haridwar, Rishikesh, and Srinagar are available from the ISBT Kashmiri Gate in New Delhi.

Where to Stay Nearby

  • Guest Houses of UCDDMB at Shri Badrinath
  • Dharamshalas of various organizations
  • Private Hotels
  • New Snow Crest
  • Narayan Palace
  • Sarovar Portico Badrinath

 Other Temples Nearby

  • Adi Badri
  • Vridha Badri
  • Bhavishya Badri
  • Yogadhyan Badri
  • Dhyan Badri
  • Ardha Badri

Other Things To Do

  • Bramha Kapal
  • Bheem Pul
  • The Cave of Veda Vyasa
  • Nilkantha
  • Valley of Flowers National Park

 2. JAGANNATH PURI (EAST)

Temple Timings

On weekdays, from 0500 hrs to 2330 hrs, the Puri Jagannath Temple is open for worshippers. From 1300 hrs until 1600 hrs, there is a break in darshan during the afternoon. The temple’s prasadam/darshan hours are from 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs, on weekdays.

Three chariots of the deities with theShri Gundicha Temple for Ratha Yatra also referred to as Rathayatra, Rathjatra or Chariot festival puri Orissa-INDIA
Three chariots of the deities with the Shri Gundicha Temple for Ratha Yatra also referred to as Rathayatra, Rathjatra, or Chariot festival puri Orissa-INDIA

The following are the times for the rituals:

  • Darshan                          0500hrs – 2330hrs
  • Morning Darshan           0500hrs – 1300hrs
  • Afternoon Break             1300hrs – 1600hrs (Temple closed)
  • Evening Darshan            1600hrs – 2330hrs
  • Prasadam                       1100hrs – 1300hrs
  • Mangala Aarti                 0500hrs – 0600hrs
  • Mailam                            0600hrs – 0630hrs
  • Sahanamela                    0700hrs – 0800hrs
  • Sandhya Dhupa              1900hrs – 2000hrs

Temple Dress Code

According to the Jagannath Temple dress code, men should dress in formal pants and a button-down shirt. Women who choose to participate in the ritual should dress in a sari or salwar kameez. Individuals dressed in casual clothing such as jeans, shorts, or T-shirts will not be permitted to enter the Puri Jagannath temple complex.

Significance Of The Temple

Puri Jagannath temple’s prominence is derived from its idol. Unlike most idols seen around the country, which are often made of stone or metal, the Lord Jagannath statue is made of wood.

According to popular belief, Goddess Mahalakshmi supervises the cooking in the temple’s kitchen. The Nabakalebara procedure is a rite that is exclusive to the Puri Jagannath temple.

A Neem tree is chosen, cut, and fashioned into an identical reproduction of the original idols. The ancient idols are then buried beneath a location called Koili Vaikuntha.

The Puri Jagannath temple was iconic in ancient times because it accorded equal weight to Vaisnavism (devotees of Vishnu), Saktism (devotees of Bhadra Kali), and Saivism (devotees of Shiva).

Lord Jagannath is a manifestation of Lord Vishnu, Balabhadra is a manifestation of Lord Shiva, and Subhadra is a manifestation of Goddess Durga.

Lord Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra, and Lord Jagannath are all present at the shrine.

History of The Temple

Puri Jagannath’s history spans several centuries. The copper plates discovered at the Puri Jagannath Temple are from the Ganga Dynasty, which Anantavarman Chodaganga Dev of Kalinga ruled at the time. King Ananga Bhima Dev constructed the Puri Jagannath temple in its current shape in 1174E.

King Indradyumna of Malwa had a dream in which he saw Lord Vishnu in his true form in Utkala, according to legend (ancient name of Orissa). He assigned Vidyapati the task of locating this form.

Vidyapati encountered the tribal community, learned of the Nila Madhava’s worship and thus married the chief’s daughter. The tribals directed him to the Nila Madhava’s location. Vidyapati informed the king of the temple’s location, but when the king visited on his own, the Nila Madhava vanished.

Lord Vishnu, moved by his plight, sent him a divine message instructing him to go to the shores of Puri and carve an image of Lord Jagannath from a log of wood floating on the waves. Lord Vishnu appeared as a carpenter and requested that he be left alone in a room for 21 days so that he could prepare the image.

However, at the Queen’s request, the room was opened early, revealing only the unfinished images of the three gods and the Sudarsana Chakra.

The architecture of the Temple

The temple complex consists of four separate components. In the temple are all honored Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra, and Subhadra.

The Bhogamandap is divided into four divisions, as are the Vimana (sanctum), the Jagamohan (porch), and the Natamandir (auditorium). The Vimana was formerly considered the highest building in ancient India. There are various murals representing Lord Krishna’s life on the walls.

Sevas and Poojas Performed At the Temple

The following poojas and sevas are done at this temple:

  • Abakash
  • Mailam
  • Sahanamela
  • Gopala Ballava Pooja
  • Sakala Dhupa
  • Sandhya Dhupa
Jagannathdev`s rath
Preparations are underway for Jagannathdev`s rath yatra in Puri. On the occasion of the upcoming Rath Yatra, Jagannath Dev, Balabhadra, Goddess Subhadra are being made chariots.

Festivals Celebrated

It is the world’s oldest rath yatra, and it is held every year in the city of Puri, in the state of Odisha.

Listed below is a list of festivals that are celebrated in this region:

  • Chandan Yatra
  • Snana Yatra
  • Rath Yatra
  • Makara Sankranthi

How to Reach

By Air: Bhubaneshwar International Airport, 53 kilometers distant, is the closest airport.

By Train: Puri is well-served by the rail system. To reach the destination, direct trains are offered from major cities such as Kolkata, Delhi, and Mumbai.

By Road: State buses are readily available from places like Bhubaneshwar, Vizag, Konark, and Chilka, and they run often.

Where to Stay Nearby

Shri Gundicha Bhakta Nivas and Nilachal Bhakta Yatri Nivas are two guest houses run by the Jagannath Temple Administration. By accessing the official website, one may reserve a hotel online.

Private hotels are also plentiful for pilgrims around the city of Puri.

  • Jagannath Darshan Hotel
  • Lee Garden Hotel
  • Daaven’s Eco Cottage
  • Pride Ananya Resort
  • Chanakya BNR Hotel

 Other Temples Nearby

The famed Puri beach festival, which takes place in November, attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year.

Some of the temples in the vicinity of Puri Jagannath include:

  • Sakshi Gopal Temple
  • Vimala Temple
  • Gundicha Temple

 Other Things to Do

  • Puri Beach
  • Chilika Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Raghurajpur Artist Village
  • Sudarshan Craft Museum
  • Konark Beach

 3. SOMANATH TEMPLE DWARKA (WEST)

Temple Timings

The temple is open on weekdays and weekends from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. During this season, several rites take place at the temple. Devotees can participate in many rituals, including artistic events (morning, afternoon, and evening).

Somnath-current

Schedule: Hours and minutes are as follows:

  • Darshan                           0600 hrs to 1000 hrs
  • Morning Aarti                  0700 hrs
  • Afternoon Aarti               1200 hrs
  • Evening Aarti                   1900 hrs

Temple Dress Code

Mini Skirts and Disrespectful Dress are not acceptable and should be avoided. Before entering the shrine, you must remove your shoes. A shoe house is located near the Cloak Room and is free of charge.

Significance of the Temple

The Somnath Temple is considered to be the first of the twelve Jyotirlingas in Hindu mythology. It is also referred to as Swayambhu as Lord Shiva, who revealed himself as a blazing column of light emanating from it in the ancient Hindu tradition. Every year, millions of people worldwide travel to this memorial to pay their respects.

The Syamantak Mani connected with Lord Krishna is claimed to be hidden inside Shiva Linga at the temple. This mystical stone, according to legend, has the capacity to create gold.

It is also in charge of generating a magnetic field around itself, which keeps the Linga afloat. The Linga is built of iron, while the sanctum’s ceiling is made of loadstone.

The shrine’s architect convinced everyone that the magnetic force created by the loadstone kept the Linga afloat in the air.

It is also widely held that taking a bath in the holy water of the Someshwar Kund may wash away one’s sins.

History of the Temple

Six times in the past, the Somnath Temple was destroyed. According to mythology, the exact period and method of construction of the temple are unknown.

Somanath Temple CHAR DHAM

The second temple, however, is supposed to have been erected in 649 CE by the Seuna Kings of Vallabhi (Yadavas of Devagiri). During the invasions of Gujarat and Rajasthan, Al-Junayd, the Governor of Sindh, launched the first attack against the temple in approximately 725 CE. In 815 CE, King Nagabhata ll rebuilt the third temple.

Mohammad Ghazni, a Turkic Sultan, attacked the Somnath temple in 1024. He destroyed the Jyotirlinga and murdered all worshippers who tried to preserve it from looters. Later, as a tribute to Lord Someshvara, King Bhoja of Malwa and King Bhimdev I of Patan repaired it.

Alauddin Khilji’s soldiers launched the second attack on Somnath. The god’s idol was taken, and several worshippers were apprehended in the process. In 1308 Ruler Mahipala I, the Chudasama king of Saurashtra, restored it.

Muzaffar Shah I and Mahmud Begada of the Gujarat Sultanate afterward launched repeated attacks in 1375 and 1451, respectively.

In 1665, the temple was likewise subjected to Aurangzeb’s wrath. Finally, in 1783, it was rebuilt by the Peshwas, Bhonsles, Queen Ahilyabai of Indore, and Shrimant Patilbuwa Shinde of Gwalior. The current temple is built in the Chalukya style.

Garbhashay, according to mythology, formerly had a plethora of jewels. Many attackers captured them throughout time. Three silver gates, originating from the Somnath temple, were returned to India from Lahore. This occurred following the defeat of Muhammad Shah by the Maratha ruler, Mahadaji Shinde.

In the aftermath of failed attempts to re-install them in the Somnath temple, they were donated to two temples in Ujjain, the Mahakaleshwar Temple, and the Gopal Mandir, where they have remained to this day.

The Architecture of the Temple

The temple has three primary sections: the Garbhagraha, the Sabhamandapam, and the Nrityamandapam.

Arrow Pillar
Arrow Pillar

The biggest of the three is the Garbhagraha. Shikhar Temple is 150 feet high above the surrounding surroundings. The Kalasam weighs 10 tonnes, also known as the Kalash.

The tip of the tower flagpole is 8.2 meters long. The art of the Sompura Salats, the famed masons of Gujarat, is reflected in the temple.

The Banastambha, commonly known as the “Arrow Pillar,” has a Sanskrit inscription. The Abadhit Samudra Marg and Tirstambh show no land between the coast and Antarctica in a straight line.

Sevas and Poojas Performed At the Temple

It is customary for the temple to have many poojas throughout the year.

At the Somnath Temple, the following poojas are performed:

  • Homatmak Atirudra
  • Homatmak Maharudra
  • Homatmak Lagurudra
  • Savalaksha Samput Mahamrityunjaya Jaap
  • Savalaksha Bilva Pooja
  • Kalsarpa Yog Nivaran Vidhi
  • Shivpuran Path
  • Mahadugdh Abhishek
  • Gangajal Abhishek
  • Navagraha Jaap

Festivals Celebrated

At the time of the festival of Mahashivratri, the shrine of Somnath Temple was beautifully adorned.

The following are some of the festivals that are held in Somnath Temple:

  • Shravan Month
  • Mahashivratri
  • Golokdham Utsav
  • Somnath Sthapana Divas

How to Reach

By Air: The closest airport is in Diu, which is 85 kilometers away from the temple complex.

By Train: The nearby railway station is Somnath, which is approximately 15 minutes away by car (0.5 km). Regular rail services are offered and operated by Gujarat State Railways in all major towns in Gujarat.

By Road: Somnath is well-connected to major cities in Gujarat, including Ahmedabad, Junagadh, Dwarka, and Chorwad, thanks to state highways and expressways. Highways 27 and 47 are the most direct routes for those who want to travel by car. The road travel time between Ahmedabad and the Somnath temple is around 7 hours.

Where to Stay Near

Rooms offered by Somnath Temple Management are accessible at a low cost. People can reserve those rooms by going to the official website, www.somnath.org. Sagar Darshan Atithi Grah, Lilavati Atithi Bhavan, and Maheshwari Atithi Bhavan are all available for booking.

Private hotels abound in the vicinity of the Somnath Temple complex.

  • The Fern Residency Somnath:
  • The Divine Resort:
  • Lords Inn Somnath

Other Temples Nearby

  • Bhalka Tirth
  • Shree Golokdham Teerth or Shree Neejdham Prastham Teerth
  • Junagadh Gate

Other Things to Do

  • Triveni Ghat
  • Prabhas Patan Museum
  • Somnath Beach
  • Panch Pandav Gufa / Hinglaj Mataji Gufa

4. RAMESHWARAM (SOUTH)

Temple Timings

The temple is open between the hours of Morning till Night, 0600 AM and 0900 PM. During this period, the temple hosts a variety of ceremonies. Morning, midday, and evening rituals, such as poojas, are available to devotees.

Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple CHAR DHAM
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), Tamil Nadu, India

The times are as follows:

  • Morning Darshan           6:00 hrs to 1300 hrs
  • Evening Darshan            153 0hrs to 2030 hrs

Temple Dress Code

Even though there is no dress code, always dress decently since you are visiting a worship place. Carry a scarf or shawl so that you can wrap it around your head or shoulders

Significance of the Temple

The Rameshwaram Jyoritlinga, like the other 12 Jyotirlingas, is Swayambhu, or “Self-Manifested.” The importance of Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple is that the sanctum sanctorum of the temple includes two Lingas – the Ramalingam, which Sita prepared out of the sand, and the Vishwalingam, which Hanuman brought.

Because Hanuman had transported the Linga from Kailash, Lord Rama commanded that Vishwalingam be worshiped first.

The whole island of Rameshwaram and its surrounding territories are dedicated to Lord Rama. According to legend, numerous episodes from the Ramayana occurred here, making this location significant for both Shaivites and Vaishnavites.

Rameshwaram contains up to 50 Teerths, or holy wells, 22 of which are located inside the temple. These wells’ water is thought to have therapeutic powers.

Furthermore, according to legend, the water from each Teerth tastes different and provides distinct cures. Spatika is used to make the Linga. Bathing the Linga with Ganges water is considered fortunate. Devotees who visit Kashi make a point of bringing Ganges water and offering it to the Linga.

History of the Temple

Lord Ram and Goddess Sita constructed a Shiva Lingam from sand and water. The Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple has a long history dating back to the Ramayana era.

Devotees believe Lord Rama created the Linga and placed it here. According to tradition, Lord Rama and his wife Sita were returning from Lanka after defeating Ravana, a half-demon and half-Brahmin. Because murdering a Brahmin is a sin, Lord Rama desired to worship Lord Shiva and beg his forgiveness.

As a result, he dispatched Lord Hanuman to Mount Kailash to retrieve Lord Shiva’s idol. Meanwhile, Lord Rama and Sita were living on the island, and when they attempted to drink the water, they were addressed by a strong and supernatural voice.

The voice chastised Lord Rama for drinking the water without first worshipping. Lord Rama told Sita to build a Linga out of sand and water from the seashore instead of waiting for Hanuman to return.

Then, in this shape, he worshipped Lord Shiva and begged for forgiveness. Lord Shiva revealed himself as the Jyotirlinga, blessed Lord Rama, and agreed to stay and bless mankind in perpetuity.

Because Lord Rama worshipped the Linga, the Jyotirlinga was given the name Ramanathaswamy, and the location was given the name Rameshwaram.

Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple - CHAR DHAM

The architecture of the Temple

In the Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple, a multitude of gods and goddesses have been carved onto the walls of the temple, which is dedicated to them via its architectural design.

It was around the 12th century AD that the Pandya Dynasty monarchs made significant improvements to the temple. More than a kilometer-long temple corridor may be seen at the Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple, which is located inside the city of Rameswaram.

They have a total length of around 1220 meters and are comprised of more than 1200 magnificent granite pillars in total, all of which are in excellent condition.

Rameswaram temple - CHAR DHAM

Sevas and Poojas Performed At the Temple

Several pujas are performed in the Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple every day of the week.

The following are some of the sevas and poojas performed at the Mahakaleshwar Temple:

  • Palliyarai Deepa Aradhana                        5:00hrs
  • Spadigalinga Deepa Aradhana                  05:10hrs
  • Thiruvananthal Deepa Aradhana               05:45hrs
  • Vila Pooja                                                   07:00hrs
  • Kalasanthi Pooja                                        10:00hrs
  • Uchikala Pooja                                           12:00hrs
  • Sayaratcha Pooja                                       18:00hrs
  • Arthajama Pooja                                         20:30hrs
  • Palliyarai Pooja                                           20:45hrs
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Festivals Celebrated

The following are some of the festivals that are held in Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple:

  • Mahashivratri
  • Ramalinga Prathishtai
  • Thirukalyanam
  • Navaratri & Dussera
  • Aarudhira Dharshan

How to Reach

By Air: The closest airport is at Madurai, which is 174 kilometers away from Rameshwaram.

By Train: The nearest railhead is Rameshwaram Railway Station, which is one kilometer away from the temple.

By Road: This significant pilgrimage site is well-connected to the rest of the state via road. Numerous state-run and private buses are available for transportation.

Where to Stay Nearby

At Rameswaram, there are a variety of lodging alternatives to choose from. There are also accommodations available at the temple.

The TTDC Guest House, which offers pleasant rooms and dorms at a reasonable rate, is also available to guests.

Private Hotels

  • Hyatt Place Rameswaram
  • Hotel Pearl Residency
  • Hotel Ashoka
  • Hotel Rameswaram Grand

Other Temples Nearby

Many attractive sites to explore around the Ramanathaswamy Temple, such as the Ram Setu, are within walking distance.

Temples in the vicinity of Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple

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

Other Things to Do

  • Dhanushkodi Beach Point
  • Pamban bridge
  • A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial
  • Ariyaman Beach
  • Adam’s Bridge – Rama Setu

 

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