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All About Rameshwar Jyotirlinga: Located on an Island

All About Rameshwar Jyotirlinga: Located on an Island

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On the South Coast of Tamil Nadu is the Rameshwar Jyotirlinga, which is closely related to Ramayana and Rama’s victories.

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1.Rameshwar Jyotirlinga is located on the island of Rameshwaram, off the South Coast of Tamil Nadu.

2.According to the Ramayana, it is believed that Rama worshipped and prayed to Lord Shiva and that He was here to absolve the sin of killing a Brahmin, Ravana.

3.Rama desired to make the biggest Shiva Lingam for worshipping Lord Shiva, but there was no stone “big stone” for the same.

4.So, Lord Ram ordered Hanuman (the monkey god in his army) to bring such a stone as he desired from the Himalayas. Hanuman thus sees off for the same.

5.But Hanuman was not able to bring the stone in time. Lord Rama already installed the Lingam made by Sita with sand on the seashore, and he worshipped this it.

6.This Lingam is known as Rama Lingam, also known as the Rameshwaram Jyotirlinga.

7.After some time, Hanuman came back with the Lingam. He saw that the ceremony was already concluded with another lingam. In anger, he tried to uproot the Lingam made of Sand by Maa Sita with his tail, but instead, his tail breaks-off and fell on the ground, breaking off.

8.Rama calmed Hanuman and installed the Lingam brought by Hanuman from Kailash to the left of Rama Lingam.

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9.He also ordered that all pujas will be first performed on this Lingam, named Viswalingam.

Thus, the Lingam brought by Hanuman is known as the Vishwanath Lingam, whereas, the Lingam made of sand by Devi Sita, is known as Rameshwar Jyotirlinga.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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