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The Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy shrine at Bhadrachalam, the most famous temple in the country dedicated to Lord Rama, is situated on the left bank of the Godavari river. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, considered to be one of the greatest holy shrines in South India with a very rich and unique historical background. The Temple was constructed in the 17th Century by the local Tahsildar, Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas, a fervent devotee of Lod Sree Rama.

The puranic and historic facts relate that Lord Rama long after he had shed his mortal coils manifested himself to save his devotee Bhadra Maharshi whom he promised 'moksha' after intensive prayer. That is why the village is named after Bhadra as Bhadradri or Bhadrachalam. Srirama appeared in a dream to a woman called Pokala Dammakka and informed here about the existence of vigrahas on Bhadragiri hills. To her surprise she found the "Vigrahas" and put up a modest structure. This was the origin of the present temple.

Kancherla Gopanna (1620 - 1680), popularly known as Bhadrachala Ramadasu, was a 17th century Indian devotee of Rama and a composer of Carnatic music. He is one among the famous vaggeyakaras in the Telugu language, the others being Tyagaraja, Annamayya, Kshetryya.
Two major festivals are being celebrated every year which were introduced and traditionally celebrated right from the tenure of Bhakta Ram Das ."Vykuntha Ekadasi" , a religious festival that attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the country .
Contact Executive Officer:
Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy Vaari
Devasthanam,

Bhadrachalam-507 111, Dist. Khammam,
Andhra Pradesh, India

Email: eo_bhadrachalam@yahoo.co.in

Assistant EO Cell: 8801-650-620

General Temple Information:
8008-429-229

Accommodation (Central Reception Office):
08743-232467 or 9848-489-060

Annadaanam Information: 9550-182-286
 
Popularly known as Bhakta Raamadaas, he was born Gopanna to Linganna Mantri (a surname he kept as a result of one of his forebears being a minister at the court of a king) & Kadamba (sister of Madanna, a brahmin minister to TaniShah), in 1620 in Nelakondapalli, a small village in Khammam district, Andhra Pradesh.
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