Rameshwaram Temple Annadhanam

Rameshwaram Temple Annadhanam

Annadhanam traditionally means “an offering of food”. It is taken in complete silence, the meal is preceded by a Prayer to the God, which is designed to make a person more receptive to the food that one consumes. It is believed that Annadhan is Punya and it leads you to the path of Heaven as Charity of Food is considered as the most valuable Charity.

Rameshwaram Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Shiva and is located on Rameswaram island in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. It is also one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples of the Country. According to Ramayana, Lord Ram Visited here and prayed to Shiva to get rid of the sin of killing a Brahmin after killing Ravana and rescuing Goddess Sita.

In order to offer prayers, Lord Rama had asked Hanuman to get lingam from the Himalayas. Hanuman didn’t return with lingam on time 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.

Rameshwaram Temple Annadhanam Details

Annadhanam is provided in Rameshwaram Temple daily. Pure and fresh food is served to the devotees. Various Ashrams and Dharamshalas that are located in Rameshwaram provide the Facility of free Annadhanam. Others provide Annadhanam in some payment.

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