Kothandaramaswamy Temple is one of the most popular places in Rameshwaram, Tamil Naidu. Many of local believe that this temple is more than 1000 years old and it’s some 10 Km away from Ramashwaram. This temple was damaged during the year 1964 but temple structure remained intact. Many local believe Vibishana joined the Rama’s army at this very place which makes it a place of deep religious and spiritual significance.
Further, this temple is located by the sea and is also a big tourist destination. The wall of the temple is painted with beautiful picture of Rama that tells the story of Ramayana. There are many scriptures and images of Rama, brother laksmana, wife Sita, Hanuman and Vibishana. This temple was also visited by one of the famous Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda before his tour to Chicago. This moment was become an important historical event.
The special Pooja is performed in the festival season of Purattasi in September – October. Purattasi Masam is an important festival for Hindus who believe that Venkateswara appeared on the earth in this month. There are some common festivals such as Pongal, Dusserhra and Diwali celebrated with great fervor here. This temple is located on the island and is covered all sides with Indian Ocean. There are also many accident temples nearby; tourists can also visit these temples on your trip.