rameshwaram temple history
After killing Ravana and other Asuras, Rama stayed here with Sita for some time on the Mount Kandamadana. To get relieved from Brahma Hathi(Ravana was the descendant of Brahma), he requested Hanuman to bring a Siva Linga from Mount Kailas. Hanuman took a long time to return with a Siva linga. Rama installed Siva Linga in the auspicious time which Sita made out of Sand. The deity is called by Ramalingar or Ramanathar. Rama installed the Linga brought by Hanuman, which is seen north of Rameswarar. This deity is called by Visweswarar or Kasi Lingam or Hanuman Lingam. The goddess is called Parvathavardhini or Malaivalar Kathali. Rama Lingam is said to be the twelve manifestations of Siva at Jyotir Linga.
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