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Bhadrachalam - Lord Sri Rama Temple

Most popular Sri Rama temple in Bhadrachalam town is closely associated to mythology Ramayana and history of Hyderabad. A devotee must know the interesting legends associated with this holy temple.

Important Places & History of Bhadrachalam Temple

Parnasala

Rama, Sita and Lakshmana are said to have stayed at Parnasala, 35 km away from Bhadrachalam. Rama is said to have crossed the river Godavari on his way to Sri Lanka to rescue Sita, at the spot where the Bhadrachalam temple stands, on the northern bank of the river.

Bhadrachalam Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • The famous Sree Sita Ramachandra Swamy built in 17th century
  • Parnashala - Where Lord Rama, Sita and Laxmana spent some time during Vanavaasam
  • On the bank of beautiful river Godavari
  • Lord Rama here is called as Vaikunta Rama
  • Unique tradition of performing the annual celestial wedding of Rama and Sita
  • History associated with Bhakta Ramadasu and Goloconda Nawabs
  • Popular Papikondalu boating

Where is Bhadrachalam

Bhadrachalam town is located on the bank of River Godavari in Khammam District of Telangana state, India - 507111.

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Hyderabad - 310 km, Warangal - 180 km, Vijayawada - 180 km, Khammam - 120 km
  • Nearest Airport: Hyderabad, Vijayawada
  • Nearest Bus Station: Bhadrachalam
  • Nearest Railway Station: Dornakal Junction (Major stop on Hyd - Vijayawada line), Bhadrachalam Road (Near by small station)
  • Transport: Bhadrachalam is well connected by road. There are couple of trains from Hyderabad and one train from Vijawayada daily to Bhadrachalam road station available. Dornakal is a major station where number trains pass through daily.

Where to Stay

There are number of Devasthanam rooms and cottages available to stay. Private hotels alos offer luxury stay at Bhadrachalam town.

Festivals / Events

Kalyanotsavam: on Sri Rama navami, (march or April). The celestial wedding was performed in a unique tradition in Bhadradri temple every year. Gaiety and fervour marked the occasion. There is a huge turn out of devotees and the air was filled with mysticism. Desperate to get a glimpse of the divine couple, people squeezed into spaces. They were in deep devotion all through the proceedings of the festival.

  • Vaikunta Ekadasi (Mukkoti): December
  • All Hindu festivals.

Daily Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 04.30am to 05.30am  Suprabhata Darshanam
  • 05.30am to 07.00am  Antaralaya Abhishekam (Mulavarulu on Sundays)
  • 07.00am to 11.30am  Darshanam
  • 07.00am to 08.00am  Abhishekam (at Bhadra Temple) Daily
  • 08.30am to 09.30am  Pooja & Sahasranamarchana
  • 08.30am to 09.30am  Suvarna Tulasi Astotharanamarchana (on every Saturday)
  • 08.30am to 09.30am  Suvarna Pushpa Astothara Namarchana (on Every Sunday)
  • 08.30am to 09.30am  Sakalbhishtaprada Sree Ramapuja (daily)
  • 09.30am to 11.00am  Nitya Kalyana Ubhayam (Daily, except on festivals)
  • 12.00pm to 01.00pm  Darshanam
  • 01.00pm to 03.00pm  Break
  • 06.00pm to 08.30pm  Darshanam
  • 06.00pm to 06.30pm  Evening Prayer
  • 06.30pm to 07.00pm  Sakala Abhista Sidhiprada Srirama Pooja
  • 06.30pm to 08.30pm  Ashtothara Pooja
  • 07.00pm to 08.00pm  Prabhutva Seva
  • 08.30pm to 09.00pm  Ekantha Seva

Visiting Places near Bhadrachalam