Bhadrachalam Temple is a South Indian Hindu Temple. The seventh form of the Lord Vishnu. It is on the shores of the Godavari River. The river is in the town of Bhadrachalam, a piece of the Bhadradri Kothagudem area in Telangana state.
The Temple is one of the Divya Kshetrams of Godavari and also called as Dakshina Ayodhya. As indicated by the legend, Vishnu appeared to Meru’s child Bhadra as Sri Rama to answer the last’s supplications.
In any case, Vishnu overlooked that Rama was a mortal human and showed up as Vaikuntha Sri Rama with four hands. Sita and Lakshmana shape some portion of the sanctuary’s moolavar.
In the seventeenth century, a lady named Pokala Dhammakka living in Bhadrareddypalem found the symbol of Rama in an ant colony. She broke up the ant colony with the help of the water from the Godavari River. With the help of the villagers, Dhammakka developed a mandapam and started praying to the deities.
During the rule of Abul Hasan Qutb Shah (1672-1686), Kancherla Gopanna appointed as the tehsildar of Bhadrachalam. Kabirdas, a Muslim holy person respected with his charity, gave a title of Ramadas.
Following the Shah’s requests, Gopanna implemented the Jaziya, a punishment intended to drive Hindus to welcome Islam. Observing the dilapidated condition of the Temple, Gopanna chose to construct a temple by bringing donations.
The Temple completed its construction at the cost of almost six lakh varahas. After Gopanna got orders to attend the court by the Shah, Gopanna clarified that he never proposed to misuse Treasury finances and wanted to repay that would get in the future.
Gopanna got to hang if he does not clear the money within 12 years. On the most recent day of the twelfth year, Rama and Lakshmana appeared in Shah’s dream and repaid the total in Ramadas (gold coins with Rama’s image on them).
Shah woke up, then he saw genuine gold coins and discharged Gopanna. He gave the territory around Bhadrachalam as an addition to the Temple.
Timings of Bhadrachalam Temple:
Morning Timings: From 4:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Evening Timings: From 3:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
How to reach the Temple:
By Air: Vijayawada is the nearest airport where flights are available.
On Train: The nearest Railway station is Bhadrachalam (Kothagudem) which is 40 km.
By Road: The state bus service, TSRTC operates numerous buses connecting the town to various places like Kothagudem, Hyderabad, Khammam, Warangal, Tirupati, Rajahmundry, Nalgonda, Chennai, Vijayawada, and Visakhapatnam.
Bhadrachalam Temple accommodation is available at 2km far away from the Temple.
Or else you can book online by nearby hotels,
- Hotel Haritha.
- Srinidhi residency.
- Sri Sudharsana
- The Sita Nilayam Cottage.
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