About Bhadrachalam Temple
Bhadrachalam Temple is commonly known as SRI SEETHARAMACHANDRA SWAMY Temple. Temple located in Bhadrachalam of Bhadradri-Kothagudem District. The temple is on the holy river bank Godavari. Ramadas constructed the temple in the 17th Century. In addition to Lord Sree Rama temple, there are other temples like Parnasala, Sri Rama Giri, Jattayu Paaka, Dummugudem, and Gundala. Bhadrachalam temple accommodation is also available for the pilgrims.
History of the Bhadrachalam Temple
Sree Rama appeared in the dreams of his devotee Pokala Dhammakka and said about the idols of Rama, Sita, and Laxmana in Bhadragiri. Dhammakka recovered the gods from the anthill and constructed a bamboo temple and performed pooja. Bhagawan Rama told Dhammakka that one of his devotees would build a temple. The devotee turned as Bhakta Ramadas.
Kancharla Gopanna, a fervent devotee of Rama, was born to Linganna Murthy and Kamamba. Goppanna was the nephew of Akkanna, the administrative head in the court of Nawab Abdul Hasan Shah, known as Taneshah of Golconda. Gopanna appointed as Tahsildar of Palvancha Paragana. Once Gopanna heard about the Jatara at Bhadrachalam, he became curious, and he too visited the Jatara. There he found the Idols where Dhammakka found in an anthill and so he wanted to construct the temple. Gopanna built the temple from the land revenue of 6 Lakhs without the permission of the Nizam Nawab. After creating the temple, Gopanna called as Bhakta Ramadas.
After constructing the temple, the actual miseries started for Ramadas. He dismissed from service for misutilisation of revenue for building the temple and was put in jail for 12 long years. One day late at night, Rama and Laxmana approached Nawab and paid 6 Lakh Mohurs, exposing them as Ramoji and Laxmoji, the servants of Bhakta Ramadas. After that, the Nawab realized that Rama and Laxmana were who came and paid and released Ramadas from jail.
Bhadrachalam Temple Accommodation
Bhadrachalam Temple Accommodation is provided by devasthanam and nearby are as shown below.
|Sri Rama Sadan|
|Tanisha Kalyana Mandapam|
|Sri Rama Nilayam|
Kamala Kuteer Single Room Non-A/C
|Veeranna Single Room Non-A/C|
|Sarada Nilayam Double Room|
Single A/C Cottage
Shyama Vihar A/C Double A/C
Agarwal Single Room A/C Cottage
|Subha Siva Ramam A/C|
Rama Nilayam Double A/C