Rameshwaram – Reaching Horizon…

I started off from Madurai… 4 hours to reach Rameshwaram… It was definitely a journey that was not supposed to be missed… I was sleepy but made sure that I got my sleep before we reach the bridge across the coast!!! I really wanted to make sure that I get good shots of the sea… Coming out almost near the tip of the country is a different experience altogether… Apparently, in the island of Rameshwaram, there is a spot called Dhanushkodi which is the closest point to Sri Lanka… If I had more time, I would really want to visit that place… In the meantime, I had to make sure that I get all the great pictures I get off the trip towards Rameshwaram…

 

Sunset approaching Rameshwaram Bridge

Sunset approaching Rameshwaram Bridge

This is just before the railway crossing that  is before the beautiful bridge where a lot of people stop over to take snaps… Since I was in a State Bus, I couldn’t stop, but tried really hard to get great snaps…

Rameshwaram Bridge

Rameshwaram Bridge

 

Horizon of Oblivion

Horizon of Oblivion

 

This horizon reaches out to Sri Lanka… WoW!!! Madness beyond my thoughts… I’m just wondering what it would be… out there…

 

 

Rameshwaram Temple

Rameshwaram Temple

 

Pillars inside the temple

Pillars inside the temple

The masterpiece of South Indian architecture boasts of the biggest temple corridor in India. Different rulers built the Ramanathaswamy Temple over a period of time starting from the twelfth century. The temple comprises twenty two wells where the taste of the water of each well is different from the other. The grandest part of the temple is the 1219 m pillared corridor consisting of 3.6 m high granite pillars, richly carved and well proportioned. The perspective presented by these pillars run uninterruptedly to a length of nearly 230 m.

 

 

Rameshwaram is where Lord Rama rested and prayed after his triumph over the demon king Ravan. A sacred site for both Vaishnavites and Shaivities, no Hindu pilgrimage is complete without a visit to this holy city. The island of Rameshwaram is one of the most venerable temple towns in India without a visit to which, the pilgrimage of a devout Hindu is not complete. According to the epic Ramayana, Lord Rama(an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, the protector), rested here before and after his battles with Ravana, the demon king, in Sri Lanka, just 24 kilometers away.

 

 

Lord Hanumana...

Lord Hanumana...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Rameswaram Temple, a spiritual “Mani Darisanam” (Mani Darshan) happens in early morning everyday. This “Mani” is made of “spatikam”[a precious stone] and in form of “Holy shivling”. According to veda, this is “Mani” of “sheshnag”.Sethu Karai is a place 22 km before the island of Rameswaram from where Lord Ram is claimed to have built a Floating Stone Bridge Ramasethu from Rameswaram that further continued to Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram till Talaimannar in Sri Lanka as mentioned in the great Hindu epic Ramayana. (Wikipedia)

 

I’m hoping to get there tomorrow morning, before I set out to Kanyakumari by the 7:15 AM Bus… I’ll be reaching Kanyakumari in the evening, right on time to catch the Sunset there :)

 

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