island seems to have a coral basis and corals conchs can be gathered in the bay. The
island has derived its name from Lord Rama who installed a Shivalinga (one of the 16
primeval Jyothirlingams of Lord Sankara) here, to get rid of the Brahmahatya Papa having
killed Ravana. Sanctified by the footprints of Lord Rama together with the installation of
the Linga and its worship, the island is one of holiest places of India.
Every Hindu cherishes the desire to have a
darshan of the Siva Linga installed and
worshipped by Sri Rama. Rameswaram is thus one of the four Dhams of Hindu Religion. While
going in quest of Sita, Sri Rama took the sea coast rout reach a vantage point to
construct a bridge so as to cross over to island kingdom of Ravana. Rama came to a place
called Vedaranyam and got up on a high sand mound to locate the palace of Ravan Lanka.