Bhadrachalam Temple Andhrapradesh

Bhadrachalam Temple is a famous Lord Rama Temple situated in Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, India. The temple is located on a small hillock on the banks of Godavari River and shares its boundaries with Chattisghad and Orissa states. Also known as Sree Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple at Bhadrachalam, the shrine is famous for conducting the annual wedding anniversary of Lord Rama and Sita Devi during the Rama Navami Festival. Bhadrachalam Temple is around 130 km from Khammam and 312 km from Hyderabad, the state capital.

Temple Deities 

Lord Ram is usually depicted with two hands with his bow and arrow. But the uniqueness of Bhadrachalam Sree Rama Temple is that Lord Ram is worshipped here in Padmasana Pose with four hands holding disc and conch in his upper arms and bow and arrow in his lower left hand and showing Abhaya Mudra with his lower right hand. Hence he is called as ‘Vaikunta Rama’ where the Lord Rama is seen in his original form. The idol of Sita Devi can be seen on the left of Sree Rama and to her left is Lakshmana.

History of Bhadrachalam Temple

Legend has it that, Sree Rama visited the Bhadri Hills along with his wife Sita Devi and brother Lakshmana, in order to give darshan to his devotee Bhadra or Bhadragiri (a boon child of Meru and Menaka). From then on the place was known as Bhadrachala. It is the abode of Lord Rama where even after long time of his Ramavatara, Lord Maha Vishnu again manifested himself as Lord Rama to keep up the promise of his true and loyal devotee Bhadrachala Ramdas and the temple was constructed by him.

Picture of Bhadrachalam Temple Andhrapradesh of Sri Rama

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Temple Architecture

The present Bhadrachalam Temple was built in 1674 AD by Bhakta Ramadas (Kancharla Gopanna). Marvelous pieces of sculptures that show excellence in workmanship can be found on the temple pillars and mandapas. Exquisite images of Dashavatara of Lord Vishnu, Ashta Lakshmi, 18 forms of Lord Shiva, and 12 Azhwars can be seen on the faces of the 4 pillars of Muhamandapa.

Beautiful images of Somaskanda, Dakshinamurthy, 48 forms of Lord Vishnu, Simha, and Garuda are also portrayed on the temple Vimana. The temple shikara is crowned with the Sudarsana Chakra of Mahavishnu.

There is a Parnashala which is 32 km away from the temple where it is believed Rama, Sita and Lakshmana lived in exile.

Temple Timings

The Bhadrachalam temple opens at 4.30 AM with Prabhadhotsavam or awakening ceremony of Sree Rama. Abhishekam will be performed at 7.00 AM. The temple closes at 8.30 PM after Vahana Seva.

Temple Festivals

Vaikunta Ekadasi is celebrated in the temple preserving all its tradition. It attracts a lot of people as devotees believe that they will attain salvation after getting the Vaikunta Dwara darshan in the temple.

Sri Rama Navami is another festival celebrated with all pomp and splendor. It falls on the last week of March or on the first week of April. Sita Rama Kalyanam is also performed on this day which is graced by a lot of people from all parts of the world.

How to Reach

The town of Bhadrachalam is around 130 km from Khammam and 40km from Kothagudem town. Many tourists visit Bhadrachalam on the way to Rajahmundry which gives them the rare experience of having a twelve hour journey in the river between Rajahmundry and Shri Ramagiri.

Kothagudem Railway Station is the nearest railhead, but do not provide access to all important destinations in India. Hence, tourist coming from Chennai, Mumbai, and New Delhi should choose Khammam Railway station as the nearest major railhead.

Hyderabad International Airport, also known as Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, is the nearest airport to reach Bhadrachalam Sree Rama Temple.


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