Rama did not Worship Rameswaram Valmiki Ramayana


Rameswaram, which has Ramanathaswamy ,a form of Lord Shiva is a Holy Place for Hindus.

People take bath in the 22 Theerthas and in the sea, Bay Of Bengal to expiate their sins.

 

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Parvatha Vardhini and Ramanathaswamy Rameswaram.

It is believed that Lord Rama built

a Bridge here to cross over to Lanka to bring Sita back.

On return He worshiped Lord Shiva in the form of a Linga.

He asked Hanuman to bring a shiva Linga to worship but as the auspicious time was running out a Shiva
Linga was made out of sand by Sita and Rama worshiped it.

He also took bath in the Theerthas.

While Valmiki mentions about Rama building a bridge from near Rameswaram, his Ramayana is silent on Rama’s worship of Shiva Linga there.
However this is narrated by Veda Vyasa in his Adyatma Ramayana.

. Rama also speaks about the merit of Pilgrimage to Rameswara in the Adhyatma Ramayana.

 

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6 Comments

  1. The article is not clear. There is NO mention of Sri Raghunandana Parabrahman worshipping Lord Shiv in Valmiki Ramayana. This is just a made up story by Shaivaites !! Namo Narayana

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    1. ‘एतत् कुक्षौ समुद्रस्य स्कन्धावारनिवेशनम् || ६-१२३-१९
      अत्र पूर्वं महादेवः प्रसादमकरोत्प्रभुः |

      19. etat = this; (is the island); kukShau = located in the middle; samudrasya = of the ocean; skandhaavaara niveshanam = where my troops were stationed; atra = at this place; puurvam = formerly; prabhuH = the Lord; mahaadevaH = Shiva (the supreme deity); akarot = bestowed; prasaadam = his grace; (on me).

      “See this island, located in the middle of the ocean, where my troops were stationed. At this place, the lord Shiva (the supreme deity) formerly bestowed his grace on me.”
      Yuddha Kanda Sarga 123,sloka 19.

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  2. Shri Rama Jayam
    Ramani Sir, You seem to be contradicting your own statement. “While Valmiki mentions about Rama building a bridge from near Rameswaram, his Ramayana is silent on Rama’s worship of Shiva Linga there.
    However this is narrated by Veda Vyasa in his Adyatma Ramayana.

    . Rama also speaks about the merit of Pilgrimage to Rameswara in the Adhyatma Ramayana.”

    Veda Vyasa is an avatar of Vishnu. Are we to disregard that?

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    1. When I write on Ramayana refer to Valmiki Ramayana and not other versions.I refer to them specifically.I have stated facts in the article.Adhyatma Ramayana refers the bridge.Though Vyasa is called an Avatar of Vishnu , it is not mentioned in the Vishnu purana.

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  3. SRI RAMA NEVER WORSHIPED LORD SIVA, ACCORDING TO SRI RAMAYANAM. HE DID NOT CONSECRATE RAMESWARAM. THIS IS A MADE UP STORY. ANYTHING RELATED TO SRI RAMA, WILL BE ACCEPTED IF VALMIKI RAMAYANA MENTIONS THAT.

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  4. RAMANI SIR! Raama did indeed worship Lord Shiva at Rameshwaram. As per the story narrated by you, he worshipped the LINGA MADE BY SEETHA OF ONLY MUD FIRST. Since Seetha was Bhumija or born out of Mother Earth, her Mud Linga was accepted by Lord Shiva himself as better than the one brought by Lord Hanuman.

    Seetha had earlier shown her deep Bhakthi / devotion by Offering RICE BALLS MADE OF MUD ONLY to Dasharatha in Gaya. But that is a different story.

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