As per a legend, Rama worshiped Shiva as a Shiva Lingam, while coming back to Ayodhya. This lingam was made of earth by Rama's associate, Sita. It is likewise said that Hanuman was sent to bring a picture of Viswanathar from Banares. Rama suspected that Hanuman will be late in returning. Subsequently, Rama is said to have adored at a prechosen favorable minute to the Shivalingam. This lingam is alluded to as Ramalingam.
The other Shivlingam brought here by Hanuman from Banaras is known as Viswanathar . This Shivalingam is additionally called Kasilingam and Hanumalingam. The Viswanathar Shivalingam is worshiped before offering supplications to God to Ramanathaswamy. It is likewise accepted that Rama worshiped Tilakeswarar at Devipatnam on the course to Sri Lanka.
Taking the Ganga water to Rameshwar, is considered as a very auspicious
and pious thing to do after the pilgrimage of the four holy shrines.
After taking a holy bath in Ganga water, the holy water is carried and
offered to Lord shiva of Rameshwaram. After this a little sand from here
is carried to Ganga and immersed there. Completing this ritual is
believed to make one?s pilgrimage complete and successful.
On the southern seaside of India, Rameshwar sea shrine is located.
In classics like the Skandha Purana, Shivapurana etc., Rameshwar is shown as a very important place.
Do pray Your Ishta Devata before Pilgrimage to temple
Do Contact Temple Devasthanam information center for inquiry ,temple information and for pooja details etc.
Do Do reserve your travel and accommodation at temple well in advance.
Do bath and wear clean clothes before you enter the temple
Do concentrate on God and Goddess inside the temple.
Do maintain silence and recite your Istamantram to yourself inside the temple.
Do observe ancient custom and traditions while in Temple.
Do deposit your offerings in the hundi only
Do not come to Temple for any Purpose other than worshiping of God and Goddess
Do not smoke at Temple.
Do not consume alcoholic drinks at Temple
Do not Eat Non Vegetarian food in the Kshetram
Do not approach mediators for quick Dharshanam. It may cause inconvenient to others
Do not carry any weapon inside the temple
Do not wear any head guards like helmets ,caps ,turbans and hats inside the temple premises