East India RAMESWARAM TEMPLE, INDIA.
By F9 Team : 15-Apr-2017
Yes, the Banaras of south. Part of the Char Dham pilgrimage.
Located at the very end of the Indian Peninsula separated from mainland India. Road As well As Rail Bridge is there to commute.
Just travelling to the temple will be a fulfilling experience and to actually visit it a much cherished one.
According to Hindu mythology Lord Rama built a built a bridge over here to rescue Sita from Ravana. Till date the shorelines are also very quiet (unlike other shorelines where huge waves takes place) as it was promised to Lord Rama by the sea god to pave the way for building the bridge.
The temple along with the town is considered a holy pilgrimage site for both Shaivites andVaishnavites. Rameswaram is the closest point to reach Sri Lanka and geological evidence suggests that the Adam's Bridge was a former land connection between India and Sri Lanka. Adam's Bridge is a chain of limestone shoals, between Rameswaram and Mannar Island, off the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The bridge is 18 miles (30 km) long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (South West) from the Palk Strait (North East).
The name Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu (Sanskrit; setu: bridge) refers to the bridge built by the Vanara (ape men) army of Rama in Hindu mythology, which he used to reach Lanka and rescue his wife Sita from the demon king Ravana.