Sabke Ram: PM Modi takes a sacred dip at Rameswaram Temple, watch video

This ancient Shiva temple, nestled in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram island within the Ramanathapuram district, stands not only as a testament to spirituality but also carries a profound connection to the epic Ramayana.

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In a serene display of spirituality, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarked on a sacred journey, taking a holy dip at the 'Agni teerth' beach and offering prayers at the ancient Lord Ramanathaswamy temple in Rameswaram. Holding a rudraksha-mala, he immersed himself in the divine ambiance of the Shiva temple, enriching the prelude to the consecration of the Ram Temple.

A glimpse into the holy rituals

Prime Minister Modi, adorned with traditional honours by priests, entered the hallowed precincts of the Ramanathaswamy shrine. This ancient Shiva temple, nestled in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram island within the Ramanathapuram district, stands not only as a testament to spirituality but also carries a profound connection to the epic Ramayana.

Ramayana connection: Shivalinga installed by Lord Ram

The sanctity of the Shiva temple deepens as legends tell that the Shivalinga within was installed by none other than Shri Ram himself. Lord Ram and Sita Devi are believed to have offered prayers at this divine abode. The intertwining of mythology and spirituality enriches the significance of the Ramanathaswamy temple.

Participation in bhajans

In a display of spiritual harmony, Prime Minister Modi actively participated in 'Bhajans' performed within the sacred confines of the shrine. This engagement with devotional music added a melodic touch to the atmosphere, resonating with the spiritual vibrations of the temple.

From Sri Ranganathaswamy to Rameswaram

Prior to his visit to Rameswaram, Prime Minister Modi had worshipped at the Sri Ranganathaswamy temple in Tiruchirappalli district. His journey, facilitated by an Air Force chopper, was met with a rousing reception by enthusiastic BJP workers and the local populace.