Sri Rameshwaram temple in Tamil-Nadu is positioned on an island of Rameswaram in Ramanathpuram district. This momentous Hindu pilgrimage is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is well known as Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga. This Temple is a Hindu temple and popular as Ramanathaswamy Temple among the local residents. Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple of Rameshwaram is one of the 12 jyotirlinga of Hindu lord Shiva and signification of this temple is Pilgrimage of Kashi Vishwanath temple of Banaras which is not considered complete without a pilgrimage of Rameshwaram jyotirlinga temple. The temple is also one of the holiest Hindu Char Dham Yatra place with Badrinath, Puri and Dwarka.
MahaShivratri is celebrated among
the local devotees and the tourists with a great fervour, devotion and zeal
every year. A fest has been organised by the local devotees and the organisers
to celebrate this big festival annually. On Mahashivratri, umpteen devotees throng the temple with prayers on
their mind and offering on their hands. People come from various places to get
Shiva’s Blessings and they observe a holy vibe surrounding in this auspicious
occasion. People sing hymns and
praises in the name of Lord Shiva on the night of Maha- Shivratri. Large
carcades are carried out within the city with people thronging the streets to
catch a glance of the venerate idol of Mahadeva.