Ramanathaswamy Temple Corridors
There are three corridors in the Temple named as “kovil prakarams”.
Rameswaram Temple Third Corridor
The third corridor is the largest temple corridor in the world, The specification of its dimensions are really massive.
|Number of pillars||1212|
|Height||22 feet 7.5 inches|
|Outer wing (East – West)||690 feet|
|Outer wing (North south)||435 feet|
|Inner Wing (East – West)||649 feet|
|Inner Wing (North south)||395 feet|
The stones on the top of the roof were goes up to 40 feet in length. All the pillers in the corridors were sculpted with beautiful sculptures.
The year-long painting works in the third corridor of the temple had been completed at a cost of Rs.54 lakh. And water jet washing was performed to restore the granite structure in the inner and outer prakaras of Swami and Ambal sannathis It had been taken up at a cost of Rs.75 lakh. The stone wall pillars in the prakaras had given preservative coatings.
The second corridor is at present undergone renovation process, there are 108 shiva lingas, Maha Ganapathi statue situated here.
The Ramanathaswamy , the Main deity of the temple with his consort Parvathavarthini Amman presents in the first corridor of the Temple. The first Corridor is the oldest corridor as compared with the others. Built in 12th century, and renovated over various periods.