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Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple – Sri Ram Temple in Telangana

Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple is located in Khammam District of Telangana and is the most famous Sri Ram Temple in India. The temple is located on the banks of Godavari River. Bhagavan Sri Rama is believed to have visited the place during the exile period in the Ramayana.

As per history, the present town of Bhadrachalam was once part of the Dandakaranya forest, which Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana had visited during their exile period. The ashram or Parnasala that Sri Ram built to stay during the exile period is located around 30 km from here. Ravan kidnapped Mata Sita here.

Legend has it that Sri Ram appeared as Vykunta Rama here to please his ardent devotee Rishi Bhadra.

In Kali Yuga, Sri Ram appeared in the dream of a woman named Pokala Dammakka and informed her about the existence of murtis on Bhadragiri hills. She discovered the murtis and a modest structure was built around it.

Bhakta Ramadasa built the present temple by collecting donation from people.

Unique Murti of Lord Ram
The murtis or idols of Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman worshipped in the shrine is swayambhu, that which manifested on its own.

The murti of Bhagavan Sri Ram has four hands . He holds Shanku and bow in the right hands and Chakra and bow in his left hands. Mata Sita sits on the lap of Sri Ram. Lakshman stands nearby.

The important festivals observed in the temple are Vaikunta Ekadasi (December or January) and Sri Rama Navami Brahmotsavam (April).