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Rameshwaram is a town in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu. Rameshwaram is a bustling pilgrim centre as it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India. One among the Char Dham pilgrimages, Rameshwaram is visited by hordes of pilgrims all round the year.

Rameshwaram is located on the Pamban Island, or Rameshwaram Island, which lies at the very tip of the Indian peninsula, in the Gulf of Mannar. Pamban Island, which is separated from the mainland of India by the Pamban Channel, is connected to the mainland by the Pamban Bridge or Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge. Pamban Island is at a distance of about 40 km from Mannar Island of Sri Lanka.

Rameshwaram is a popular pilgrimage destination of both Shaivites and Vaishnavaites. As per Hindu Mythology, a pilgrimage to Benares has to be followed with a trip to Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple. Known also as Benares of the South, Rameshwaram has one of the 12 Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva.

The island of Rameshwaram is conch shaped with an area of about 61.8 sq. km. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple occupies most of the area of Rameshwaram Island. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple stands as an epitome of Dravidian architectural style of the medieval ages.
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  • Copyright: Francine Aubry (faubry) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3073 W: 341 N: 4531] (35405)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-02-23
  • Camera: NIKON D200
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-03-23 8:39
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