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Ramar Paatham

Located in the sandy hillock named Gandha Madhana parvatham, the Ramar Paatham is a temple in Ramesearam, and renowned among tourists as a temple dedicated to Lord Rama’s feet imprint. The word Parvatham literally meant Mountain. As per the reference in the epic Ramayana, there was a mountain in this place in the ancient times.

Also spelled as Ramar Padam or Ramar padham or Gandhamadhana Parvatham, the temple has Lord Rama’s feet imprinted on the chakra in the sanctum in the first floor. It is believed that it is at this place; Lord Hanuman told Lord Ram that he had found Goddess Sita in Sri Lanka.

The temple offers stunning view of Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi from its second floor. It is the highest altitude of Rameshwaram and as per legend; this is the point from where Sri Rama had a view of Srilanka. This is the highest altitude of Rameswaram as per the old historical representations.

Legends of Ramar Paatham
According to popular beliefs, this is the place where Lord Rama stood and planned for the bridge, before he finally built the (Ram Sethu) across the sea. It is also mentioned in the Ramayana that this is the same place where Hanuman rested with his team mates before he flew to Sri Lanka in search of Sita.

About Ramar Paatham
It is said that one can enjoy the view of Sri Lanka by standing on the top of Ramar Paatham. However, this is a lie and one cannot see Sri Lanka from here. The view of Pamban bridge, Dhoor dharsan Tower, villoondi theertham, olaikkuda light house, Ramanatha swamy Temple, Rameswaram bus stand, Sea can be viewed from here clearly.

This was once the highest altitude of the island and the legend has it that from this point Lord Ram watched the sea after Hanuman leapt for Sri Lanka in search of Sita.

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