Agnitheertham Religious Place in Rameswaram - Video Reviews, Photos, History | HolidayIQ

Agnitheertham Overview

Ranked 7 of 23 sightseeing in Rameswaram

Agnitheertham, holding religious significance for Hindus, is situated at a distance of 100 metres from the Ramanathaswamy Temple. This place is located towards the east of the main entrance of the temple and is a suitable place for bathing. The water in Agnitheertham is considered to be sacred and many pilgrims perform pooja at this seashore for honouring their ancestors.

As per legend, it is believed that Agnitheertham is the spot where Lord Rama offered his prayers to Lord Shiva, after killing Ravana. Shiva devotees across the globe take a holy dip in the Agnitheertham for washing away their sins. The visit to the Ramanathaswamy Temple is often preceded by a bath at this spot.

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What travellers are saying about Agnitheertham

Experience scale
  • Excellent 11
  • Very Good 6
  • Terrible 2
  • Good 2
  • Below Average 1
  • Average 1
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Vijay patel0.4/5

5 reviews

Very dirty place

This place has became very dirty place now, there is no maintenance and discipline, people throw whatever in the water and in the surrounding, additional to this the pandits over there keeps doing whatever they want and has became a business on the name of god.

Abhinav Kumar4.6/5

276 reviews

The Moksha Dwar

This is really Moksha Dwar according to our holy books. The less feared Sea bathing you can experience here. People come here to pay tribute to their ancestors and apart from that mundan, Pind daan and many other rituals are performed here. You may go 100 meters ahead into sea still you wont feel scared whether you are a swimmer or not.

Anshul Agarwal5.0/5

6 reviews

Calm and beautiful sea

With blue sky and greenish water, it's a perfect combination to start your day. It's a kick start to attain your tirth by visiting Rameswaram Temple.. Must bathe before proceeding temple.


7 reviews

Agnitheertham is a religious bath, but enjoyed a lot with Shivling puja

We enjoyed taking bath in Agni Ghat in the early morning and do puja of Shivling made of sand available there. Bath and toilet facility is there but operated by private people with little charge.


9 reviews

Peaceful place

First time a sea at such a peaceful place. Calm and picturesque location. Had a ride on the Steamer and that was memorable. The birthplace of our past president late Kalam Ji, so the place was as calm as him.

Harilal Pillai3.6/5

22 reviews

Need to bath here before visiting the temple

Rameswaram temple bath begins from here. After bathing from here you have to bath from 22 Wells. Then go to darshan, that's the custom. Steps are slippery, careful.


4 reviews

Good and religious place

Sita-Devi bathed here after agni pareeksha before going inside the temple everyone should bath here. This is part of Bay of Bengal, which is totally silent. So the sea appears as lake with no waves in the morning.

Parmeesh Kumar0.4/5

20 reviews

Maintenance and cleanliness to be done

I don't know why we can't keep these places neat and clean. People bath, wash, swim at these places but not take a single step towards maintenance. No proper toilets, changing rooms, dirty roads, stinky sea shores, etc. Govt should take some constructive step towards this and visitors also take some responsibility to make this place clean and beautiful.

Gaurav Agarwal5.0/5

6 reviews

Sunrise at its best

The holy culture of Rameshwaram begins with a bath in the agnitheertham and then moving for the temple to worship. In the morning at the sunrise you can witness the sun revealing itself from the ocean floor and rising in front of your eyes.

Thulaseedharan Achary5.0/5

230 reviews

A dip in this place is a must

Agni theertham is the first theertham out of the 64 theerthams in & around Rameswaram temple. It is the sea and pilgrims take holy bath in this sea. All hindu rituals are observed here. People do tharpanam & observe similar rituals. Without a holy bath in agni theertham the Rameswaram yatra is in vain. People carries holy water from here and take it to home.

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