Oṃ tryaṃbakaṃ yajāmahe sugandhiṃ puṣṭivardhanam
urvārukamiva bandhanān mṛtyor mukṣīya mā’mṛtāt
I believe Shiva,the three eyes God(tryambakam),the destroyer, the balance to the creations in this Universe. It is so difficult to pen down the feelings that are so close to your heart. You have all the words, but you fail to put them together. The trip to Rameshvaram in the South of India (I call it Dakshin ) was one such event. From Madurai,it is a 3hrs journey by road or railways to Pamban island where,we were destined to visit Rameshvaram temple located in Ramnathapuram .We preferred the train travel ,as the view from the Pamban bridge was important, you know😊😌
Rameshvaram is one amongst the 12 jyotirlingas situated in the South of India. It is believed that Lord Rama, after defeating Ravana, took a halt at this place called Gandhamadan Parvat. Ravana ,being a brahmin by religion,was killed by Lord Rama. The brahmins present their explained Lord Rama, that he is being cursed of this crime and should perform a hawan and pooja in the name of lord Shiva to get free from the sin. However, there was no Shivlinga present at this place,hence lord hanuman went to kailash to bring it, but due to the delay Goddess Sita made the linga out of her hairs, which justifies the black colour and shape of the linga. Hence this place holds so much importance to the mythological history of India and is considered as one of the jyotirlingas .
The holy bath at the 22 wells /kunds is the fun part of visiting this temple. Right from Laxmi teeratha,Saraswati teertha ,Gaya teertha ,Surya,Chandra and Koti teertha at end ,these 22 kunds hold water of different sacred places and significance which claim prosperity, Intelligence, long life etc.
Rameshvaram is also home to Dr APJ Kalam’s life and memories. We went to the Dr. APJ Kalam National memorial and saw the entire life journey of this great personality.We visited few of the temples nearby. One of which caught my attention was the Nataraj temple and the amazing interior and light work done there.
Next up was the Srilanka – India border ,where we saw the Indian emblem right in the middle of the road signifying the territorial limits of India.
Seeing the merger of the silent and peaceful Arabian Sea with the wildly gushing Indian ocean is yet another scenic affair.We did halt on the spot where once stood the historic architecture of Dhanushkodi Railway station. The place now displays the magical floating stones used by the vanar sena to build the Ram setu.
The remains of the church which survived the destructive Tsunami beholds the historic beauty to attract tourists . I was left spellbound travelling on the road that divides the two gaint water bodies contradictory in the nature of flow, one wild and the other silent.I was lucky enough to see and admire this nature’s beauty all by my eyes
The impeccable views,the journey on the opening railway bridge,the soothing sound of water,travelling by the roadway and railway bridge built over the Arabian blue waters,and sinking in the beauty of this peninsula is the best feeling I proudly fail to describe.
OCEAN BLUES ARE THE ANSWER TO YOUR MONDAY BLUES
~~Beaching all life