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Kothandaramaswamy Temple

Rameswaram

14.3/5(10 Ratings)

Kothandaramaswamy Temple Overview

Ranked 6 of 23 sightseeing in Rameswaram

Kothandaramaswamy Temple is situated at a distance of 12 km from the main city. The temple complex was damaged during the cyclone of 1964, but the temple structure remained intact. It is believed that Ravana’s brother Vibishana joined Lord Rama’s army at this place.

The walls of the temple have beautiful paintings inscribed on them, depicting the story of Ramayana. Kothandaramaswamy Temple has several images of Lord Rama, wife Sita, brother Lakshmana, Hanuman and Vibishana.

Athi Maram is one of the oldest trees located in the temple and there is a temple tank named after sage Bhringhi. The temple Gopuram looks odd to many Shaivites as its structure is similar in shape to that of the Dakshinamoorthi Temple, a Vaishnavite temple tower. The place nearby this temple is called as Nandavanam or Nandambakkam, where Lord Rama lived for few days at sage Bhringhi’s ashram.

This temple is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal Ocean and lies at the southernmost tip of India. Tourists can take taxi from the city centre to reach the Kothandaramaswamy Temple. It is preferable to visit the temple in the early morning, as over this, is the time when the temple gets crowded. Moreover, tourists can stay in the rooms available within the temple for pilgrims.
 

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -7:00 PM
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Vikas Rana

Vikas Rana3.6/5

74 reviews

Small temple with beautiful surroundings

This temple is a few kilometre before the Dhanushkodi beach. It is a small temple on the Bay of Bengal side. This place is supposedly where Ram pardoned brother Vibhishana as mentioned in the scripture outside the temple. There is a shivalinga about 10m inside the shallow sea where people give their offerings. One can see the Ramsetu from here.
  • Small temple with beautiful surroundings
  • Small temple with beautiful surroundings
  • Small temple with beautiful surroundings
  • Small temple with beautiful surroundings
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G.srikanta

G.srikanta4.3/5

28 reviews

Drive to the temple and enjoy

The temple is surrounded by Bay Of Bengal. The drive is awesome with road in between the sea. Visit the place before sunset as it will be closed by 6.30-7.00pm. Its on the way to Danushkodi.

Manish  Singh

Manish Singh3.9/5

2 reviews

It's nice to see the temple with a backdrop of the sea

It's nice to see the temple with a backdrop of the sea. It's worth visiting. The view is splendid.

Satish Tripathi

Satish Tripathi3.9/5

34 reviews

Memorable and informative

Previously there was small shrine at this place, but now a new temple has been built at the same place. According to scripture Rama broke the Setu(bridge) by one end of His Dhanush (bow) ,hence this place was known as Dhanus- Koti .Reaching to this place was a pleasant trip, as the road approaching to this place passes between the sea water from both the sides.There is very important and historical sea shore in front of the temple. As mentioned in the scripture, this is the place where Rama met Vibhishana (Brother of Ravana ) ,who was devout of Rama. He requested his brother Ravana to respectfully return back Sitaji to Lord Rama and take His(Rama's) shelter. Hearing this Ravana got angry and kicked Vibhishana by foot. This picture is displayed inside temple. There is another picture ,depicting Vibhishana taking the shelter of Rama. After winning the war of Lanka Vibhisna was crowned as the King of Lanka. This place witnessed that incidence, mentioned in the scripture. View of the sea, in front of the temple is very scenic and signifies that, Setu/Bridge was built from this place to Lanka, by floating stones ,put in the sea by Nal and Neel. I saw peoples performing some ritual in the sea water. We also became the part of that ritual. Sea is very shallow at this part and Lanka is hardly 25 Kms from here. Visit to this place was very enjoying, memorable and informative.

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Rajesh

Rajesh5.0/5

3 reviews

No rush early afternoon

We went there early afternoon. It was nice to visit this temple at that time. No Rush.

Suryanarayana Murthy

Suryanarayana Murthy4.3/5

23 reviews

Pleasing darshan of God

It is a boon to just have a darshan of God. Good atmosphere and calm locality. Pleasing darshan to all without any rush and inconvenience.

Venkat raman

Venkat raman4.3/5

27 reviews

Must visit, very attractive

It is believed that the temple is constructed by King Vibheeshana. This is just opposite to the Ramasethu. The temple is very attractrive and one has to visit the place.

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Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram

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Vikas Rana

Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram
Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram

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Vikas Rana

Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram
Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram

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Vikas Rana

Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram
Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram

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Vikas Rana

Kothandaramaswamy temple, Rameswaram