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Dharmar Theertham Dedicated to Yudhishtira at Rameswaram is Located after 60 years

Dharmar Theertham at Rameswaram is a sacred water body dedicated to Yudhishtira, the first of the Pandava Brothers. The Theerthams dedicated to the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi in Rameswaram had disappeared due neglect on the part of the authorities and also due to sand dunes built by strong winds. Swami Vivekananda Kendra of Ramakrishna Mission took up the hard task of finding the Theerthams and they discovered all the theerthams except the one dedicated to Yudhishtira.

Finally the Kendra was recently able to discover the Dharmar Theertham in Rameshwaram. 
The Hindu reports
 After it started the renovation under its Natural Resources Development Project to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, the Kendra stumbled upon the ‘Theerthams’ of the Pandavas and their wife Draupadi, but could not locate them. Making strenuous efforts with the help of a map given by the temple authorities and information from the aged people, Kendra workers located the ‘Theerthams’ of Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula, Sahadeva and Draupadi, but ‘Dharmar Theertham’ remained invisible.

 They moved to the site of a huge sand dune, believing the words of the elders, and started excavation. Soon, they hit the retaining walls. “We worked for a one full month and removed 6,000 tractor loads of sand to unveil the water body with the structure intact,” Project Coordinator V. Ramakrishnan old The Hindu.
 The ‘Dharmar Theertham,’ located near ‘Ramar Padham’ (the footprint of Lord Rama) which is the highest altitude of the island, has already attracted pilgrims. Sweet water kept replenishing in a small pit in the middle of the 80x35-foot structure.