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Jatayu Tirtham Temple Rameshwaram Address: Kandadevi, Tamil Nadu, 630314, India
A tour to Rameshwaram offers tourists with many opportunities to spend some time amid spiritual surroundings and holy piousness of shrines which adorn this pilgrimage. Jatayu Theertham is among one of the important shrines in Rameshwaram. This temple is dedicated to Jatayu, considered to be the King of birds, who was an ardent and loyal devotee of Lord Rama.
The legend behind this temple is associated with instances from Hindu sacred text Ramayana. According to the religious beliefs, when demon Ravana had kidnapped Goddess Sita, Jatayu had helped Lord Rama by fighting the demon. During the fight, Jatayu’s wings were slashed because of which it fell to the down and died. Afterwards, Lord Rama had buried the Jatayu body at the place where a temple stands now dedicated to Jatayu. it is said that the entire place where it was buried, turned into vibhuti, which is the holy ash that is obtained after the yagnas by the saints. It is also believed that Jatayu also helped in getting herbs from mountains to save Lord Rama’s life.
Although tourists visit this theertham throughout the year when on their Rameshwaram Tour, it is best to plan your visit to Jatayu Theertham Temple during the months of October to April. It is a peaceful shrine where devotees can spend some time quietly after offering their prayers.