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Trip to Madurai & Rameshwaram

Posted by Bala on July 1, 2008

Last month June 13th, one of my college friend got married in Madurai. The same weekend me and my parents planned for a trip to Madurai and Rameshwaram. I started from Bangalore by train, my parents and one of our family friend’s family started from Dharmapuri and my brother started from Chennai and joined in Madurai. Visited Azhagar Kovil, Palamuthircholai, Thiruparankundram, Madurai meenakshi amman temple on Friday and started to Ramehswaram on Saturday morning. It was a nice long journey and this is my first time to Rameshwaram, so I was amazed to travel on the Pamban bridge and to see the waveless sea. The sea near the temple is not very clean because of the poojas they make for their ancestors and since there is no waves the sea will not the push the things out of water which normally all seas do.

Next day morning we went to the temple and had dharshinam of Sapidaga lingam (ச்படிக லிங்கம்). Sapidaga Lingam dharshinam is allowed every day morning between 5 AM and 6 AM. Inside Rameshwaram temple there 22 theerthams which are shallow waters of the sea extending upto some metres. Hindus believe that a bath in all of these theerthams will remove our sins. In legend, Lord SriRam took a bath in Agni theertham after killing Ravana and worshipped the deity here. Hence these theerthams are considered as holy for pilgrims.

In the afternoon we went to Dhanushkodi, the end of Indian border 🙂 the sea water was fantastic with huge waves, the beach is very clean unlike few other beaches in India.

In Pamban Bridge

Dhanuskodi sea

Then returned back home carrying of lot of enjoyment in memories.

Adding one more picture after the comments from my juniors… 🙂

Pics uploaded in Picasa.

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12 Responses to “Trip to Madurai & Rameshwaram”

  1. rsriram said

    Anna, apadiye maama maadiri irukinga.. konjamavadu bellya korainga… 🙂

  2. Bala said

    Dai ram… belly ellam athva varathu… vanthalum yennu keka mudiyathu… koranchalum thaduka mudiyathu 🙂

  3. Naan solla nenaichatha, sriram sollitaan 😀
    Ha Ha Ha… Mottai, pattai nu oru 40, 45 years effect irukuthu 🙂

  4. Bala said

    Dai.. ennada ippadi 40-45 nu solreenga… konjam overa than poreenga… adding one more photo in dhothi…

  5. archu said

    thambi bala.. enna thala getup ellam kudukara veshti ellam katti kalara po 😀

  6. Bala said

    Hi Archu,
    Veshti kittina eppadi irrukum pakka than katinen… nalla irruku thana?? veshti panta vida comforta irruku… ini ella functionkum white shirt white veshti than….

  7. Senthil you are correct da! Annan arasiyal vyathiya aaga paakuraru pola [;)]

  8. try pannuvom da senthil… variya enga katchila ko-pa-se pathavi galiya irruku?

  9. Subramani said

    பட்டய கிளப்புறீங்க!

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  11. vignarajan said

    Get the latest info about the Madurai and world’s famous ancient Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple only on maduraimeenakshitempleforu.blogspot.com

  12. Ganga said

    I visited Rameshvaram also last February. I was there for almost a week. It is an extraordinary place. Madurai too, a few years ago. It is lovely to read your account of your visit.

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