Sunday, May 29, 2016

Natta Rameswaram Temple History

As per the legends, Rama installed Linga here to get rid of the Dosha in Killing Ravana who is a Brahmin. Rama reached West Godavari while on his way back to Ayodhya. He asked Anjaneya to bring Siva Linga from Kailash as time is lapsing, Rama along with Sita and Lakshmana made two Siva Lingas from the river Sand and worshipped the Idols. As these Idols had snails (Natta) within, hence the name Natta Rama Lingeswara or Natta Rameswaram. Sage Jamadagni installed a Ling here. This Linga will be under waters of River Gostani for 10 months in a year and will be available for Darshan only during Summer for 2 months. Three Idols within this temple complex are  Rama Lingeswara, Lakshmana Lingeswara and Jamadagni installed Linga. Parasurama performed Yajna here at this place.

Natta Rameswaram Temple History