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Dwadasa Jyotirlingas
Introduction Kedarnath
Kasi Dwaraka
Ujjain Omkareswar
Somanath Nasik
Aurangabad Sahyadri
Parli Srisailam
Rameswaram
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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RAMESWARAM - RAMESWARA JYOTIRLINGA

The Temple Complex

The temple situated on the eastern coast of the island is a marvel of Dravidian art. The sanctum covers an area of 15 acres and the plinth occupies about 865 feet from east to west and 657 feet from north to south, and is surrounded by high walls on all four sides with tall imposing gopurams on three sides -- east, west and south and the one on the north is yet to be finished. It has three prakaras containing the most beautiful spell -- binding corridors, the like of which the world has yet to produce and likely may not, due to theism given a decent farewell by rationalism. There are several mandapams housing many minishrines with spacious halls in front for celebrating occasional pujas and are adorned with rare sculptures to attract both theists and connoisseurs alike.

As the visitors enter through the eastern gate after bath in agnithirtham -- part of Mahodati, they are greeted by Anjaneya enshrined in a beautiful minishrine. The statue painted in red is in the North Indian type in sculpture. As they move further, they are bewildered at the rows of gigantic statues of Sethupathis -- mounted on high pedestals forming the lower part of massive pillars of the mandapam. Next object that arrests their attention is the huge image of Nandi, measuring 12 feet in length, 9 feet in height, flanked by the beautiful figures of Viswanatha Naicker and Krishnama Naicker, the builders.

 

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