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Ruined temple at Rameswaram

Photograph of a temple at Rameswaram in Tamil
Nadu, taken by Alexander Rea in c.1890, from the Archaeological
Survey of India Collections. The sacred Hindu island of Rameswaram
is believed to be related to the story of Rama as narrated in the
Ramayana; the place where Rama worshipped Shiva after crossing over
from Sri Lanka after he had killed Ravana. The main temple complex
on the island is the R…