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Temples & Legends Of Tamilnadu
Preface Author
Introduction Kanyakumari
Gandhi Mandapam Maruda Malai
Suchindram Nagercoil
Tiruchendur Alwar Tirunagari
Srivaikuntam Nanguneri
Krishnapuram Tirunelveli
Papanasam Sankaranayinar Koil
Srivilliputhur Tirupparan- kunram
Madhurai Rameswaram
Darbhasayanam Tiruvadanai
Avadayar Koil Kaliyar Koil
Azhagar Koil

Palani

Tiruchirapalli Tiruvanaikkaval
Srirangam Tanjore
Punnainallur Tiruvalanchuzhi
Swamimalai Dharasuram
Saktimuttam Patteswaram
Mannargudi Vedaranyam
Tirunallar Karaikal
Tirukkadaiyur Mayavaram
Vaitheeswaran Koil Pullavane- swaram
Chayavanam Tiruvengadu
Shiyali Chidambaram
Tiruppatiripuliyur Tiruvannamalai
Kiratamar- jareswaram Madurantakam
Cheyyur Kancheepuram
Tirukkazhuk- kunram Mahabalipuram
Tirupporur Tiruvadantai
Tiruvanmiyur Mylapore
Triplicane Vadapalani
Tiruvottiyur Tirumullaivayil
Tiruvallur Tiruttani
Uppilliappan Koil Kumbakonam
Glossary Biblography
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

RAMESWARAM

Introduction

Rameswaram, the Temple City, is situated
in the Ramanathapuram District of Madras
State at a distance of about 413 miles
Southeast Madras. It is the terminus of the
Southern Railway in the extreme and there
is a direct train service from Madras. The
Temple City is an island of 31 miles length
and 7 miles width in the shape of Vishnu's
Conch.

According to mythology the island is described as Gandhamdana Hill. It was said to have been connected with the m land of India in the past, but in the 15th century a causeway was structed by Krishnania Naick which was subsequently damaged by storm and the land was cut off to form an island. It exists as such ever being connected by a railway bridge at Pamban Junction to Rameswaram in the mainland.


Author : R.K.Das

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