Rameshwara Yatra Procedure

Before Starting  Rameshwara Yatra:
  1. Get Anugya from vedic brahmins
  2. Ganesha Pooja
  3. Navagraha Preethi (Graha Preethi)
Step by step procedure:
  1. Get Darshan of God Ganesha at Uppoor (Lavana Puri)
  2. Go to Devi Pattanam
  3. Worship Navagrahas in NavapAshAnams
  4. Worship Goddess Durga
  5. Sankalpa for Athi-Sethu Snana
  6. Dhanur Pooja
  7. PAshAna Visarjana (giving stone in ocean) for Pippalada (Sand not recommended)
  8. Arghya for Mahodhadhi ocean,Surya, Maha Vishnu
  9. PippalAdha Tharpana
  10. Deva,Rishi,Pithru Tharpana
  11. Shikodakam,VAsodhakam for pithrus (giving water from Shika,dress to Pithrus)
  12. Japa for Snana sAdgunya
  13. Hiranya Dhana (Gold Donation)
  14. Navagraha Pooja at NavaPAshana
  15. Rudraksha Dhana,Go-dhAna for Navagraha Preethi
  16. Theertha ShrAddha
  17. Kshetra Pinda
  18. Tharpana
  19. Go to Tirupullani (Darbha Shayana) & worship Sri Rama
  20. Bath in Chakra Theertha
  21. Go to VethAla Varadha Theertha
  22. Go to pApa Vinasha Theertha
  23. Next  go to Bhairava Theertha (ocean)
  24. Kapi Theertha (for Sarpa Dosha)
  25. Seetha Theertha
  26. Mangala Theertha 
  27. Rina Vimochana Theertha 
  28. Amritha VApi Theertha(Theerthas from 21 to 28 are between Pamban to Rameshwaram in form of Wells & ponds)
  29. Brahma Theertha
  30. Hanumath theertha
  31. Agasthya Theertha (For getting married soon, to get a good life partner,progeny etc)
  32. Sri Rama Theertha
  33. Sri Lakshmana Theertha (Shaving above neck is a MUST here to gain eligibility to do Sethu Snana etc)
  34. JatA Theertha
  35. Mahalakshmi Theertha to DhanushKoti as said below.
  36. Theertha ShrAddha
  37. Kshetra Pinda
  38. Saikatha Pooja (If going for Kashi yatra)
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Pilgrims visit Rameshwaram for doing Dhanushkoti snana (Sethu snana),Theertha shrAddha,Saikatha (sand pooja),Prayshchittas,Shanthis,Thila homa,Sarpa Shanthi,Naga Prathishtha,Ganga Abhisheka for Sri Ramanatha swamy,Bath in 22 theerthams(wells),ChArDhAm Yatra etc

Places to Visit:

2)Sri Kodhandaramar Koil
3)Gandha mathana Parvatham
4)Sri Ramanathaswamy temple
5)Agni theertham
6)Pamban Bridge
7)Sri Ekantha Ramar Temple
8)Many Sacred Theertha
9)Tirupullani Temple
10)Nambunayaki Amman Temple
12)Laksmana theertham etc.,

Holy Theerthas (wells,tanks..) at Rameshwaram:

There are Sankalpa mantras before taking bath in all the Theerthams (wells,tanks..) in Rameshwara Kshetra.You can also donate auspicious 22 DhAnAs (gifts) to Vedic Brahmins that are meant for each Theertha to for remedies.

One  must do "Theertha ShrAddha" whenever one visits holy Theerthas .It is very Important in Rameshwaram to please the ancestors/Pithru devathas.

One should take bath by wearing traditional dress.(Avoid Pants,fancy dress etc )

Theerthas (Holy Weels,Ponds..):

1)MahaLakshmi Theertha: 
  • To get rid off sins earned by illegal means,
  • To get wealth in noble business,
  • To get blessings of Godess Lakshmi.
  • Donate: Pearl necklace 
2)Agni Theertha: 
  • To get rid off sins like deliberate abortion,
  • killing babies,
  • To remove difficulties caused due to Ghosts,Pretha etc.,
  • Donate: Water pot,Food.(JalaPatra,AnnadhAna)
3)Chakra Theertha:
  •  For cutting limbs,organs
  • To get good health
  • Donate: Red Coral Necklace
4)Shiva Theertha:
  •  For speaking against  God Shiva & Vishnu.
  • For Shiva AparAdha
  • Donate: ShivaLinga
5)Shanka Theertha:
  •  For being ungrateful
  • For Cheating friends,boss & others
  • To become a visionary
  • To get intellect
  • Donate: Conch
6)Yamuna Theertha:
  •  For hating to hear Puranas
  • To unlike Vedas,Shastras etc
  • Donate: Red or Black Saree to Women
7)Ganga Theertha:
  • To get Self-realization by the grace of a Guru
  • Donate: Sandal paste in Silver vessel
8)Gaya Theertha:
  •  To remove all sins that are hurdles in getting self -realization
  • To remove the PAthithya Dosha to do ShrAdhha to parents.
  • Donate: Honey in Brass vessel
9)Koti Theertha: ( To be done on last day/when leaving)
  •  For killing uncle,relatives
  • To defecating in this Kshetra
  • To completely remove rest of sins
  • Donate: Footwear
10)SAdhyamritha Theertha:
  • Sins for looking other women with lust
  • To criticize others in front of elders
  • To remove all sins
  • Donate: Ghee in Brass Vessel
11) Sarva Theertha:
  • To get virtues of bathing in all theerthas & those in all 14 LokAs
  • To get all PurushArthAs like Dharma,Artha,KAma,Moksha
  • To get blessings of Sri Ramanatha Swamy
  • Donation: pAtheya Dhana,Anna Dhana
12)DhanushKoti Theertha:
  •  For doing mahApAthakAs 
  • For all sins (Sarva PrAyaschitta)
  • 36 times of bathing to get the biggest virtue of penance of observing 1080 Prajapathya kricchras that could take 12 years to complete
  •  Donate: NAndhi & Vaishnava Shraadha,Dasha DhAna (10 Donations),Go Dhana (Cow).
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Before going for Kashi yatra (Varanasi):

Before going to KAshi Yatra,one needs to do Saikatha Pooja (Poja for Sand idols) at Rameshwaram.You need to split some handful of sand  into 3 parts as 

1)Sethu Madhava,
2)Veni Madhava and
3)Bindhu Madhava idols.

One must put Veni Madhava (sand) in Triveni sangama at Allahabad to make the yatra fruitful.Likewise  one has to bring Ganga Theertha from Kashi and do abhisheka for Sri  Ramanatha Swami to complete the yatra.