Villoondi theertham is a well-known vacation spot in Rameshwaram. It is additionally one of the 64 theerthas (holy water body) in Rameswaram. It is located 6 Km a long way from Rameswaram principle transport stand. Villoondi theertham shoreline is a quiet place with the noiseless tides. There is a decent water spring located inside the ocean, it is the principle fascination of this spot. (At times ocean water blended with that spring water and makes it saline). Villoondi Thirtham is found 7 km from Rameswaram Temple on the fundamental street interfacing with Pamban. This is a critical sacred spot
About the Theertham
Villoondi Theertham close Rameswaram is a marvelous spot as one can get fresh water close to the salty seawater. An extra fascination of the Villoondi Theertham is its Ekantha Ramar Temple which is accepted to be set up at the very locus where Lord Ram had lived before assaulting on Lanka. In no time Villoondi Theertham Temple is under the organization of Thangachi Madam Panchayat and the charge of day by day Pooja is given to the Arya Maharashtra traditional pujaris. There is a little Shiva holy place close to the Villoondi theertham. The Shiva lingam here is named as Thrayambakeshvarar.
Legend and Stories
Villoondi actually interpreted stands for 'covered bow'. There might be some experimental purposes behind the presence of unadulterated water spring inside the saline water body, yet there is a legendary story from Ramayana which expresses the presence and the explanation behind the great water spring inside the ocean in this spot. In the wake of safeguarding his better half Sita from Ravana, Rama and his group flew from Srilanka to the Rameshwaram, at Rameswaram they perform customs and poojas by introducing a Shiva linga.
Subsequent to playing out the ceremonies and cleaned up in the theerthas (Sacred showers) Lord Ramachandra made well inside ocean with his bolt to fulfill Mother Sita's thirst and a wellspring of fresh water showed up at this spot amidst the salty ocean. Sita Devi drank the water and was fulfilled. This well is still there inside the ocean and is associated by limited strolling span which prompts the well. Villoondi Thirtham is found seven km from Rameswaram Temple on the primary street associating with Pamban. This is a vital blessed spot. "Villoondi" artistically signifies "the spot punctured by bolt" and Theertham implies holy water in Tamil dialect.
The city does not have an airport of its own but tourists from different parts of the country can land at the approaching airport at Madurai. The Madurai airport is approximately 170 km away from the heart of Rameshwaram city. From the airport, one can easily hire private cabs as well as taxis to reach this religious city.
The Rameshwaram railway station is directly connected via rail to all major stations of Coimbatore, Trichy, Madurai, Thanjavur and Chennai. Major cities of Tamil Nadu are connected directly to Rameshwaram via railway networks. There are various types of trains that arrive and depart from the city such as superfast, express and mail trains.
This place is well connected by means of government buses from Rameswaram bus stand. One can stop at Ekanda Ramar temple or Thangachi madam bus stop (first stop) and reach by walk or by taking auto rickshaw from there. (From this place Villoondi theertham is nearly 1.5 Kms).
Villoondi Theertham Thangachi madam,
Pincode - 623526.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Peace of mind
Balam Balavatam Caham Kamaragavivarjitam Dharmaviruddho Bhutesu Kamo'smi Bharatarsabha
Meaning -According to this sloka, God is the isolated and aloof strength of the controlling and virtuous craving in men.
Ye Caiva Sattvika Bhava Rajasastamasasca Ye Matta Everti Tanviddhi Na Tvaham Tesu Temayi
Meaning -According to this sloka, though the only source of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obsessive and dark) elements is God, they are not present within the God or the deity.
Tribhirgunamayairbhavairebhih Sarvamidam Jagat Mohitam Nabhijanati Mamebhyah Paramavyayam
Meaning -According to this sloka, the entire world doesn't recognize the eternal God beyond them, because they are consumed by the elements of satva, rajas and tamas (good, obssessive and dark).
Daivi Hyesa Gunamayi Mama Maya Duratyaya Mameva Ye Prapadyante Mayametam Taranti Te
Meaning -According to this sloka, the heavenly maya of God is very complicated, but those who worship God will be able to overcome it.
Morning 6 AM to Evening 9 PM