Dampathi Snanam Details Rameswaram
Dampathi Snanam Rameswaram
Dampati means ‘Couple’ and Snanam means ‘taking bath’. Combining both words, it literally means that Couple needs to have Teerth Snaan or Holy Bath. This Pooja is for Husband and Wife. Dampati Snanam is performed at Rameshwaram Temple also. You have to perform Sankalpa as prescribed by the Supervisor starting from Agni Teertham.
Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple is located in the island town of Rameshwaram which is connected to the mainland via Pamban Bridge. The Rameshwaram Temple is one of the 12 jyotirlingas in India and thousands of devotees come here to worship Lord Shiva.
Dampathi Snanam Procedure at Rameswaram
And it is one of the four sacred Char Dhams in the country, the other three are Jagannath Temple which is in Puri, Dwarkadheesh Temple which is situated in Dwarka and the Badrinath temple in Badrinath. The temple is associated with Lord Rama because he came here to worship Lord Shiva, on their way back to Ayodhya, after his successful rescuing of Goddess Sita after killing demon Ravana.
There is a story related to the Temple which states that Lord Ram Visited here and prayed to Shiva to get rid of the sin of killing Ravana who happened to be a Brahmin for rescuing Goddess Sita. In order to offer prayer to Shiva, Lord Rama had asked Hanuman to get lingam from the Himalayas.
Hanuman return with lingam late due to which Goddess Sita has created a lingam herself. Lord Rama then worshipped Lord Shiva at the auspicious moment. Lord Shiva blessed Lord Rama and upon his request also manifested himself in the lingam. It is the said that the same lingam is now present in the temple.