Bhadrachalam Temple – Bhadradri Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam

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    Location: MV8M+P25, Bhadrachalam, Telangana 507111, India.

    Visiting Time: 1-2 hours.



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    Dedicated to Rama, a prominent avatar of the God Vishnu, the Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple is a Hindu temple. The town of Bhadrachalam in east Telangana, India, is situated on the banks of the Godavari River. Bhadradri Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam temple is considered one of the Divya Kshetrams of Godavari, often simply referred to as Bhadrachalam or Bhadradri, and is also revered as Dakshina Ayodhya. It features the four-armed Vaikuntha Rama, the form Vishnu appeared in to answer Bhadra’a prayers which is the central icon and believed to be self-manifested. In the central icon, Rama’s companion Sita and brother Lakshmana also form part.


    Festivals that are celebrated in the temple make it more attractive to visitors. The festivals mostly celebrated in this temple are Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Vasanthotsavam, Brahmotsavam, Vijayadashami, and other festivals.

    Vaikuntha Ekadashi: On the traditions pursued in Srirangam, the Vaikuntha Ekadashi celebrations are based. Devotees seeking the blessings of Vaikuntha Rama on the annual festival day of Vaikuntha Ekadashi shall be granted reclamation, as per the Bhadradri Kshetra Mahatyam in the Brahma Purana.

    Vasanthotsavam: To mark the commencement of the preparations for the annual Brahmotsavam festival, the festival of spring or Vasanthotsavam is celebrated. Involving the preparation of the mutual Talambralu , this festival coincides with Holi.

    Brahmotsavam: Celebrated during March—April, the twelve-day long annual Brahmotsavam festival is the chief festival temple which is elaborately known as the Vasantha Paksha Prayukta Srirama Navami Brahmotsavam.The main event of the Brahmotsavam is the birthday of Rama, Rama Navami. 

    Vijayadashami: One of the leading festivals celebrated in Bhadrachalam is the ten-day Dussehra. During the ritual of a yagna, the Ramayana is read for ten days daily, which ends on the tenth day and is referred to as Vijayadashami. According to the rules of the Pancharatra Agama, the rituals are performed in the Lakshmi Thayar temple. Thousands of devotees are attracted to the nijaroopa darshanam of Lakshmi Thayar, On Vijayadashami. 

    Other festivals: Sabari Smruti Yatra, Hanuman Jayanti, and Dhammakka Seva Yatra are the other prominent festivals celebrated at Bhadrachalam. With leaf worship and Thiruveedhi utsavam being the main events, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated at the Dasanjaneya temple.


    Bhadrachalam Temple – Bhadradri Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam

    To the history of Kancherla Gopanna, the history of the temple is closely connected. In Nelakondapalli village of Telangana, he has risen. For Golconda Sultanate, his maternal uncle worked. The uncle requested the Sultan to give his nephew a job, as famine swept through the region. As the tehsildar of Bhadrachalam, Gopana was employed. Gopanna enforced the Jiziya religious tax, during the reign of Abul Hasan Qutb Shah – the last Sultan of Golconda (1672-1686) – under his orders, a penalty designed to force Hindus to accept Islam.  For enforcing the tax, Gopanna received harsh criticism from the local Hindus. For the temple, Gopanna decided to use a portion of the tax and face the consequences, dejected by numerous rebuffs. Using the taxes Gopana collected, he constructed the temple, according to one version. Gopanna repaired the temple for Rama with those taxes and tried to make amends for the spent taxes by uplifting donations, observing the dilapidated state of the temple, in another version. In the second half of the 17th century, Bhadradri Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam temple was completed at a cost of nearly six lacks various.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Bhadrachalam Temple – Bhadradri Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam

    The Bhadradri Sita Ramachandraswamy Devasthanam temple is well decorated from the inside with statues of God and Goddesses. The view of the temple will give you peace of mind and the surrounding is also calm and quiet. A perfect place to concentrate on God.




    Opening Hours

    Monday           4:30 AM–1 PM       |      3–9 PM

    Tuesday           4:30 AM–1 PM       |      3–9 PM

    Wednesday     4:30 AM–1 PM       |      3–9 PM

    Thursday         4:30 AM–1 PM       |      3–9 PM

    Friday              4:30 AM–1 PM        |      3–9 PM

    Saturday          4:30 AM–1 PM       |      3–9 PM

    Sunday            4:30 AM–1 PM        |      3–9 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee needed to the temple.

    How to Reach

    Situated on the banks of the Godavari River, Bhadrachalam is a temple town. Perpetually thronged by pilgrims from all corners of India, with a probable history dating back to the events that took place in the Ramayana, Bhadrachalam is a town.

    By air-Via regular flights, the city of Bhadrachalam is not well connected to other major cities of the country. Rajahmundry is the nearest airport with about a distance of 116 km.

    By rail-Regular trains to Bhadrachalam from other major cities of the country are easily available on Bhadrachalam road.

    Tips for Travellers

    • As it is a religious place you must maintain your courtesy.

    • Don’t forget to leave your shoes outside the temple.

    • Keep silence inside the temple.

    • Respect the religious sentiments and rituals.

    • Wear decent dresses.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: No, photography is not allowed here.

    Que: What is the best time to visit the place?

     Ans: You can visit the place anytime throughout the year, but in times of festivals it wears an amazing look.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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