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History of RMM/Rameshwaram island
Corridor of Hundred Pillars
Rameswaram, (also spelt as Ramesvaram or Rameshwaram) is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge. Rameswaram is the terminus of the railway line from Chennai and Madurai. Together with Varanasi, it is considered to be one of the holiest places in India to Hindus, and part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.
Jul 15 2013 (10:43)
Blog Post# 807700-3
Charm Vanished*^~ Added by: Charm Vanished*^~ Jul 15 2013 (10:54)
Thanks Sri Garg for the brief write up. Its history as per wikipedia is:
The history of Rameswaram is centred around the island being a transit point to reach Sri Lanka (Ceylon historically) and the presence of Ramanathaswamy Temple. Tevaram, the 7th–8th century Tamil compositions on Shiva by the three prominent Nayanars (Saivites) namely Appar, Sundarar and Thirugnanasambandar. The Chola king Rajendra Chola I (1012 – 1040 CE) had a control of the town for a short period. The Jaffna kingdom (1215–1624 CE) had close connections with the island and claimed the...
Jul 15 2013 (10:51)
Blog Post# 807700-8
Charm Vanished*^~ Added by: Charm Vanished*^~ Jul 15 2013 (10:55)
As a follow up to the visitors, there is a Gurudwara Sahib (Holy Sikh Temple) at walking distance from the The Ramanathaswamy Temple. Ample lodging facilities for comfortable stay exist at the Gurudwara Sahib for the pilgrims. Though the management do not charge anything for food or rooms etc, we should donate liberally as the Gurdwara Saheb has no independent source of income.