Rameshwaram History

Related to Hindu mythology, the quaint features of Rameshwaram history attracts several tourists from distant destinations. According to the legends of Hindu mythology, Lord Rama performed the ritualistic thanksgiving after defeating the Demon King, Ravana in this region. The place is therefore thronged by the devotees of Lord Shiva as well as Lord Vishnu.

History of Rameshwaram dates back to several centuries. The region has witnessed the rise and fall of several dynasties that ruled this region of South India. The Pandya Dynasty reigned in this region till the 15th century. The Nayak kings of Vijayanagar Empire ruled in the region till the end of the 17th century. The Sethupathis gained power after the fall of the Nayaks. The Sethupathis were the earlier chieftains of the region. They were connoisseurs of art and architecture. During this time, art and architecture flourished in the region under the patronage of the Sethupathis chieftains. Some of the prominent chieftains of the region were Muthuramalinga Sethupathy, Udayan Sethupathy, Raghunatha Sethupathy and Thirumalai Sethupathy. The statues of the chieftains are placed in the temple of the region.

Last Updated on : 17/06/2013