Rameshwaram is one of the most sacred hindu pilgrimages. Its a place of, One of the 12 jyotirlingas. Rameshwaram is a small island, As you can see in sateligh map. This sacred island is connected to the mainland at Mandapam via Pamban Bridge. See Mandapam and Pamban Bridge in image. Rameshwaram is Hindu devotees Char dham. At Rameshwaram Lord Rama had worshipped Lord Shiva while going to fight ravan.
Story of Rameshwaram
While lord rama want to worship lord shiva. He request to lord hanuman to bringing the lingam from himalaya. but due to the delay from Hanuman in bringing the lingam, Sita Mata built a lingam herself. It is consider that the same lingam is present in the Sri Ramanathaswamy Temple.
According to another legend, it was in rameshwaram where Lord Rama along with Lakshmana, Hanuman and others had built the bridge, that is called as ram setu. Ram setu use to reach Sri Lanka to fight the ravan and rescue mata Sita from the capture of Demon Ravana.
Today Rameshwaram is one of most beautiful tourist attraction. Poeple came here to see the temples, ram setu and many more attractions.
Villondi Theertham is place at Rameshwaram. Thisis know as Sweet water well in the middle of the sea. Now this is a holy place and according to Hindu mythology Lord Rama shot an arrow into the sea to get drinkable water for his wife Sita. You can see picture Villondi water well in the see, all around there is salty water but from the well still you can get sweet drink able water. it is very rear and wonderful things.
Rameshwaram Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple
At Rameshwaram Panchamukhi Hanuman Temple dedicated to a five-faced lord Hanuman.