Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple


Sri Ramanatha Swamy and Parvathavarthini temple are  located near the sea Shore on the eastern side of the island. It is well known for its architectural beauty of magnificent   corridors with massive sculptured pillars on either side.   Internationally famous Third Corridor/ Court is almost 23 ft high, running East-West 690 feet; North-South 435 feet and the inner wing - running East-West 649 feet and North –South -395 feet. There are 1212 Pillars in these corridors. This gives an exotic, massive, elegant and Palatial Corridor view which stumps the tourists awestruck. This is the hall mark of the Unique Indian Temple Architecture of the yester years.   Mahasivarathri , Thirukkalyanam, Navarathri Festival - Dasera (Vijayadasami Day -September - October), Skanda Sashti (october - November), Aarudhra (December - January) are some of the important festivals of the temple. 22 Theertham [wells] found inside the Temple and 22 Theerthams outside the temple, named and called in the names of Hindu Gods are the special religious feature of the town. People from all corners of the Sub- Continent visit and bathe in water from these wells.