One should watch the Sphatic (Natural Crystal) mani first thing in the morning at main temple.
Spatika Lingam bestows fulfillment of all desires.
Sphatik (Crystal) shivling is considered to be auspicious and praying and bowing down to sphatik shivling is considered to be bowing to Lord shiva directly.
Sphatik (Crystal) is the purest and the most auspicious gem in the world.It believed that during "Ramayan Kaal" Lord Ram and Laxman sat on the sphatik rock. Any idol which is made of Sphatik does not need "Pran pratishtha" before worshipping. Worshipping a Sphatik shivling is considered to have same effect as worshipping the "Jyotirling".
Worshipping of Sphatik shivling brings peace, prosperity and happiness to the house where it is Worshipped.
**Darshan timings **are 5:00 - 6:00 a.m.
Dress code- Traditional Indian wear.
Pilgrims should reach temple by 4 AM for Sphatik Linga Darshan on busy days.
Theerth snaan (22 theertha wells)
There are 22 theerths or ponds in Rameswaram, taking bath in them is of rich spiritual significance and paves the way for liberation from their sins and fortunes accumulated thus far.
Pilgrims should take bath in the sea called as the Agni teertham before enering the temple corridor which has 22 wells each of Theerthams inside the temple corridor has its own significance.
Timing: 06:00 to 12:45 & 15:00 to 18:30
There are provisions for changing the dress inside the temple itself after completion of the all the baths.
Dress code traditional Indian wear.
Snan tickets can be collected from hotel on checkin.
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Thithi / Shradh (Ancestral Ritual)
Rameshwaram is one of the most important holy cities of Hinduism, dedicated to the memory of Lord Rama and home to the famous Ramanathaswamy Shiva temple. It is one of the Char Dhams and Sapta Puris of Hinduism and a special place for ancestral rituals.
Shraddha should be performed on the death anniversary of the departed family member, but if it is not possible or if one forgets the date, these rituals can be performed on the last day of Pitru Paksha or on the Sarvapitri Amavasya.
This Pitru Ritual is performed starting with Sankalpa, Tharpana & Pindam for Pithrus post which Thithi for the pithrus will be performed by providing vegetables and edibles to 3 brahmins
Find out the Tithi (according to Hindu calendar) for performing Shradh. Best results are produced by performing Shradh on the same Tithi, according to the death of our ancestor.
Traditional Indian wear.
Performed near agni tirtha sea shore.
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Ramanathaswamy Temple Darshan
Rameswaram Ramanathaswamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is part of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples and 4 Char Dham Temples in India. The temple is the southernmost Jyotirlinga in India.
The Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple has two Lingas – the Ramalingam – made out of sand by Sita, and Vishwalingam – brought by Hanuman. One should worship Vishwalingam first.
ABOUT Rameshwaram TEMPLE
Hari and Hara are one and the same and one is said to be ignorant if they don’t know this truth. The holy place of Rameswaram converges the power of Lord Shiva (Hara) and Lord Vishnu (Hari) and the story behind the place, the reason why this temple came into existence is an interesting one. The main temple is situated in an island off the Sethu coast of Tamil Nadu and can be reached via the famed Pamban Bridge across the sea. The pamban bridge is one of the architectural marvels which hosts a single railway track across the ocean. The train ride across this bridge is said to test one’s courage and often evokes great interest in people who like to travel on such challenging routes. The train travels like a snail in the bridge, which in other times open up for ships to pass by. The huge temple is known for its long beautiful painted corridors, towers and 36 theerthams. There are 12 important linga forms of Lord Shiva called the Jyothirlingas. There is one jyothirlinga at Rameshwaram which represents the southernmost of the 12 Jyotirlingams of India. It is seen as a big privilege to visit this temple and have a darshan of the lord. The temple’s Jyothirlinga is associated with the hindu epic Ramayana and his victorious return from Sri Lanka after defeating the Asura King Ravana. It was Lord Rama who installed this Linga here. The story behind the linga is like this - when Lord Ramachandra was on his way to attack the asura king, he reached this place where he made a linga or a phallic symbol of sand and started worshipping it. It is said that when Lord Rama was drinking water on the seashore there was a voice from the heavens - "You are drinking water without worshipping me". Lord Rama, on hearing this, made a linga form of sand and worshipped it and asked to be blessed so that he could destroy Ravana. Lord Shiva blessed him with victory in the battle. Shri Rama also requested Lord Shiva to reside permanently there so that entire mankind can benefit from it and Shiva obliged. The Temple is spread over an area of 15 acres and has huge gopurams, massive walls and an enormous Nandi, the gate keeper of Shiva in Kailash and whose permission we need to take before his darshan.