Bhadrachalam Temple History

We discuss Bhadrachalam Temple History of Lord Sree Sita Ramachandra Swamy is a Hindu temple located in Khammam district of Telangana state, India. Today we discuss the complete information of temple Bhadrachalam and its importance. Kancharla Gopanna popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas constructed Bhadrachalarama temple. He was born to Linganna Murthy and Kamamba in Nelakondapalli village of Khammamett Taluk in the 17th century (1630 AD).

Bhadrachalam Temple History

A sacred place that attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the world, it is the abode of Lord Rama (The seventh incarnation of SriMahavishnu). This hill place which is encircled by holy river Godavari flowing towards southern direction is the famous shrine Bhadrachalam-The name derived from Bhadragiri (Mountain of Bhadra-a boon child of Meru and Menaka). According to a Ithihasas, the significance of this shrine dates back to the Ramayana Era. This coherent hill place existed in “Dandakaranya” Of Ramayana period where Rama with his consort Sita and brother Laxmana had spent their vanavasa- and Parnashaala(the place connected to the famous Golden Deer and the place from where Sita was abducted by Ravana.) is also in the vicinity of this temple site. It is at this Mandir site that, long after Ramavatara, Bhagawan Mahavishnu manifested Himself as Rama again to fulfil a promise He made to His Bhakta Bhadra, who continued his Tapas through Yugas, praying for the grace of the Bhagawan Sri Ramachandra murthy.

Bhadrachalam Parnasala Photos HD
Bhadrachalam Parnasala Photos HD
Exigency of Incarnation

The history depicts that the need emerged the incarnation of Vaikunta Rama was that to fulfill a long desire of his ardent devotee Bhadra.

Maharshi Bhadra:

The Saint Bhadra performed penance at the bank of river Godavari in Dandakaranya to get grace of lord Rama and in countenance of his beloved God. The exulted sage implored Rama to be seated on his head, but Rama who was in search of his consort Sita gave promise to his Bhakta that his desire would be fulfilled on his way back, after finding Sita and accomplishing the process of punishing the wicked Ravana and establish ‘Dharma’. Thus the sage had been in continuation of the frightened penance, as Rama could not accomplish the promise in Ramavatara. Then Sri Mahavishnu manifested himself as Vaikunta Rama and rushed to his devotee Bhadra, signaling his arrival by blowing ‘Shanku’, accompanied by his consort Sita and brother Laxmana, resembling that of ‘Gajendra Moksham.’ Thus, the deities of Rama (having four hands) — Shanku on the right, Chakra at his left and Dhanurbhana (Bow and Arrow in the other two hands) — Sita had condescended on the left lap of Rama and brother (at Ram’s left) are. And the hill place where the Deities were seated was the head place of Bhadra – Achala (immovable, i.e., hill), thus this shrine was transformed into Bhadrachalam.

Pokala Dhammakka found the deities of Vaikunta Rama, Laxmana and Sita. She was an ardent devotee of Rama lived in the 17th century was inhabitant of Bhadrireddypalem, a mile away from this holy place. One night, she had darshan of Rama in her dream and was told by lord Rama “the saints and sages are worshiping my embodied deity settled on Bhadragiri” and asked her to trace them, perform pooja and attain salvation. On the very next day morning she started searching for the deities – peeped into an anthill and found the deities hidden in it. She poured hundreds of pots of Godavari water on the anthill, which tardily dissolved and gave way to appear the hidden Deities. Since then, she used to perform pooja daily and offer ‘nivedyam’ with fruits fallen from near palmyra tree and constructed a mandapam with the help of local villagers.

Bhadrachalam Lard Rama & Sita Photos
Bhadrachalam Lard Rama & Sita Photos

Construction of Bhadrachalam Temple by Bhakta Ramadas

Kancharla Gopanna popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas constructed Bhadrachalarama temple. He was born to Linganna Murthy and Kamamba in Nelakondapalli village of Khammamett Taluk in the 17th century (1630 AD). As Tahasildar he was discharging his official duties earnestly and collecting revenues due to Nawabs in continuation of daily preaches: chanting of ‘Ramanama’ and the feeding the poor at his house. Ramadasa heard the news that the villagers of palvoncha paragana were proceeding to witness Jatara at Bhadrachalam. He, too, out of curiosity, visited Bhadrachalam. He found the deities in an amazing appearance; Ramadas then asked the villagers to contribute liberally for the construction of the temple. The villagers appealed to him to spend the revenue collections for the construction of the temple with a promise to repay the amount after harvesting the crops. As such Ramadas constructed the temple with Rs 6 Lakhs collected from the land revenues without the permission of the Golconda Nawab.

Bhadrachalam Temple Photos HD
Bhadrachalam Temple Photos HD

When the temple reached completion, he had a problem of fixing the ‘Sudarshana Chakra’ at the crest of the main temple. Deeply distressed he fell into sleep. On the same night, Rama in his dream asked him to have a holy dip in the river Godavari where he would find it accordingly. On the next day morning Gopanna did so and found holy Sudarshana Chakra in the river without much difficulty. He presumed that Sudarshana Chakra itself was shaped up with the divine power of his beloved God Rama. Soon after the construction, his miseries started. He was dismissed from service for misuse of revenue for constructing the temple, jailed for 12 years in Golconda Fort, and was tortured. Unable to withstand the miseries, Ramadas implored Rama to relieve him by singing many praising and emotional songs, which got popularized from the stanzas of ‘Dasaradhi Sathakam’ and ‘Keertanas’ of Bhakta Ramadasa.

The Golconda King Tanishah, the then ruler of Qutub Shahi Kingdom became a devotee of Rama who realized the devotion spirit of Ramadas after his imprisonment and took over the charge of temple administration. This resembles the communal harmony amongst the Hindus and Muslims.

The Golconda King, Tanishah realized Ramadas’s devotional spirit and dedication towards Rama, when Rama and Laxmana repaid six lakhs mohurs exposing themselves as Ramoji and Laxmoji, the servants of Bhakta Ramadas to get release of their devotee from the imprisonment. Thanisha gave voucher to these divine looking persons who approached him at his house during late night. Then they kept the voucher under the pillow of Gopanna where he was jailed. Tanishah who woke up the next morning realized that those divine looking persons were none other than Rama and Laxmana and made arrangements to get release of Gopanna and prayed to forgive him by placing all the Gold Mohurs received last night at the feet of Gopanna. But, he refused to take back those mohurs except two as a mark of divine significance, and these two coins can still be seen in Bhadrachalam Temple.

Influenced by Lord Rama, Golconda Ruler Tanishah earmarked the income derived from the said Palwoncha paragana which came to Rs 20,000 and odd for the maintenance of the temple which was continued during Qutub Shahi’s reign and offering pearls on the occasion of Kalyana mahotsavam (SriRamanavami) to Deities on an elephant through a specially sent messenger. That procedure of sending pearls to the Deities is still followed by present state Government and continued to offer during SriRamanavami Festival.

Tumu Narsimha Dasa, Tahasildar of Palwoncha paragana, with his associate Varada Ramadasa came here from Guntur and took over charge of Bhadrachalarama temple after Ramadas made inscribed the performance of Nitya Poojas and sevas right from early morning “Suprabhata Seva” till night “Pavalimpu Seva” before closure of the temple as “Silaasaasanaalu” on these two pillars. This inscription gave details of daily dittam and daily rituals also. This is the Bhadrachalam Temple History and below are the most important information of temple.

Badrachalam Temple Images:

Badrachalam Front View Pics
Badrachalam Front View Pics
Bhadrachalam Temple bathing Ghats
Bhadrachalam Temple bathing Ghats

Bhadrachalam Temple Timings:

The day begins at the temple with “Prabhadhotsavam” or awakening ceremony at 4.30 AM with specially composed songs of Tumu Narasimhadas, poems, Sannai Trupets Naubat etc. Abhishekam will be performed at 7.00 AM to Lord Rama on Sundays and all the remaining days abhishekams will be performed at Badruni Sannithi on the same time. Note: All saswatha pujas are for a period of 10 years only. For further information, please call Temple Superintendent 7660-007-679.

Fare Charges:

Seva Details *
Time
Seva description
Price (INR)
6.00 AM to 7.00 A.M Antaralaya Abhishekam (Mulavarulu on Sundays) 500.00
7.00 AM to 8.00 A.M Abhishekam (at Bhadra Temple) Daily 50.00
8.30 A.M to 8.00 P.M Kesavanaamaarchana 60.00
8.30 A.M to 9.30 A.M Sahasranamarchana 100.00
8.30 A.M to 9.30 A.M Suvarna Tulasi Astotharanamarchana (on every Saturday) 350.00
8.30 A.M to 9.30 A.M Suvarna Pushpa Astothara Namarchana (on Every Sunday) 350.00
8.30 AM Sakalbhishtaprada Sree Ramapuja (daily) 116.00
9.30 A.M to 11.00 A.M Nitya Kalyana Ubhayam (Daily, except during Pavitrotsavams,Brahmotsavams and Vykunta Ekadasi) 1000.00
From 6.30 PM Rajata Ratha Seva 1116.00
8.00 PM to 8.30 P.M Alaya Chuttu Seva 250.00
8.00 PM to 8.30 P.M Vahana Seva (Garuda, Hamsa, Hanumantha, Rajadhiraja) 516.00
Saswatha Pujas *
Seva Price (INR)
Srimadramayana Parayana (Sarannavaratri Mahotsvam 9 Days) 7500.00
Saswatha Alankarm (Vaikunta Ekadasi Days) each Ubhyam 7500.00
Saswatha Nitya Kalyanam 10000.00
Saswatha Vahana Seva (Garuda, Hamsa, Aswa, Suryaprabha and for each seva) 5100.00
Saswatha Pattabbhishekam (on Pushyami Nakshtram day only) 2500.00
Saswatha Bhogam 1116.00
Saswatha Sahasra Namarchana (Utsavamurthulu) 1000.00
Saswatha Abhishekam (at Bhadra Temple) 500.00
Saswatha Laksha Kumkumarchana on Ekadasi Day 2500.00
Saswatha Alankara ubhayam rusum in Sarannavaratri Mahothsavams (each ubhayam) 7500.00
Saswatha Uchita Prasada Vitarana 1116.00
Bhadrachalam Temple Accommodation: Hotels

In Bhadrachalam, excellent accommodation facilities are available – Government Guest Houses, Tourism Hotels, Cottages and Sadanams.

Accommodation is also available in private hotels and lodges.

Choultries and Sadans Private Accommodation
Name
Location Phone
(+91-8743)
No. of Rooms
A/C or Non A/C Tariff (INR)
TTD Choultry- Single Bed
(Ground Floor)
Dhyana Mandir 232405
16
Non A/C
60.00
TTD Choultry- Double Bed
(Ground Floor)
Dhyana Mandir 232405
16
Non A/C
60.00
Sri Rama Sadan
CRO 232467 18 Non A/C
300.00
Yadagiri Sadan (Single)
CRO 232467 4 Non A/C
300.00
Yadagiri Sadan (Double)
CRO 232467 4 Non A/C
300.00
Tanisha Kalyana Mandapam
CRO 232467 2 Marriage Halls Non A/C
Free
Tanisha Kalyana Mandapam
CRO 232467 2 Marriage Halls Non A/C
1000.00
Sowmithri Sadanam
CRO 232467 10 A/C
600.00
Sowmithri Sadanam (Upstairs)
CRO 232467 10 A/C
600.00
Sri Rama Nilayam
Temple 232467 62 29 A/C
31 Non A/C
2 Halls
600.00
300.00
400.00
Annavaram Choultry
TTD 232405 8 Non A/C
100.00

Online Booking Tickets Via: http://bhadrachalam.co.in/index.php

How To Reach:

Trains:

Buses:

Hyderabad to bhadrachalam:

5 h 44 min (310.4 km) via NH163

5 h 18 min (309.3 km) via NH 9

Vijayawada to bhadrachalam:

4 h 7 min (199.5 km) via NH16

Air:

Conclusion:

Now, we know about Bhadrachalam Temple History, which is the part of Khammam Tourism & also Telangana Tourism.

Khammam Tourism Info

Introduction for Khammam tourism

Khammam Tourism
Khammam Tourism
  • Khammam a place which covers forests area, Khammam district is located in telangana state.
  • Khammama called as Stambhadri Kambhadri, Kambham mettu, Khammam mettu and then finally as Khammam.
  • Godavari Rivers flows for 250kms across the district khammam.
  • A town in khammam named kothagudem called as Coal town of South India.
  • It’s Geography occupies an area of approximately 16,029 square kilometres (6,189 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Canada’s Bathurst Island.
  • Administratively, Khammam is divided into 4 revenue areas and 37 Mandals.
  • 10 Assembly Constituencies in Khammam district.
  • Koyas constitute about 80% of the ethnic tribal population living in the Dandakaranya forests. There is Telugu Konda Reddis live in thick forests on high mountains.  Lambadas, also called Sugalies or Banjaras, always dress up in colorful clothes studded with mirrors, beads and other decorative items. The festival of ‘STAMBHADRI SAMBARALU’ is celebrated every year.

khammam tourist places

Here we provided places to see in khammam, this tourist guide will teach you the best places to visit khammam and it is the part of telangana tourism.

khammam tourist places guide

Nature In Khammam
Temple’s:
  • Bhadrachalam Temple (Most Famous)
  • Kallur -Temple
  • Gundala- Temple
  • Kusumanchi – Temple
  • Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple (Telangana Tirupathi)
  • Garlovaddu
  • Sri Lalitha Parameswari Temple
  • Lord Sangameshwara temple, situated in Garla
  • Jamalapuram
Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
Heritage in Khammam
  • Nelakondapalli (mud fortification wall)
  • Karukonda hillock (two Buddhist Dagobas and two cells, carved out of the sand rocks)
  • Parnasala (Bhadrachalam)
  • Khammam Fort
  • Perantalapalli – Hills
  • Papi Hills or Kondalu
Lakes and Dams in Khammam District
  • Palair Lake (Kusumanchi Mandal)
  • Lakaram Lake
  • Kinnerasani Dam and River in the Godavari Basin at Yanamboil village of Palvoncha mandal
How To Reach Destination of Khammam tourism
  • Major Railway Station
  • TSRTC Bus services
  • Local Car Cabs
  • Auto Share
Hotels
Daba
Shopping:

Major shopping centres include Ambedkar junction, the Yellandu Cross Road junction, Lal Bhagjeevan, Telangana Thalli, Gandhi Chowk, Kaman Bazar, Mayuri center, etc.

This is the complete guide for Khammam tourism visitors.