Mahashivaratri Festival:

Mahashivaratri is the most important festival of all Jyotirlingas in India and Ramanathaswamy Temple is no different. Mahashivaratri is dedicated to lord Shiva, It is the day when he is believed to have married Goddess Parvati and saved the universe from darkness and ignorance. Mahashivaratri (or the Great Night of Shiva) signified the union of Shiva and Shakti. In Rameshwaram Mahashivaratri is celebrated for ten days with rituals and processions (also known as car festivals). Cars of Shiva, Parvati and their consorts are pulled along the streets of Rameshwaram, where devotees offer their worship.