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Bhadrachalam Temple, Vijayawada

Bhadrachalam Temple Overview

BHADRACHALAM is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Sri Ramachandra and situated on the banks of the sacred river Godavari. The Godavari river flows here quietly but gracefully. The uniqueness of the temple is that the idol of Lord Rama has a bow in one hand along with Shanku and Chakra, amalgamation of two avatars - Vishnu and Rama. .This is the place where Lord Rama supposedly crossed the River Godavari to go southwards in search of Sita. Bhadrachalam Temple is an important pilgrimage for Hindus. The unique feature of this temple is an idol of Lord Rama, which is a blend of two avatars - Vishnu and Rama One can reach Bhadrachalam, from Burgampad, from the northern side of the river Godavari. From Burgampad, boats ply over the river Godavari. From Burgampad, boats ply over the river to Bhadrachalam. One can also reach it from Rajahmundry, which is an important railway station on the 40 miles or so by steamer over the river Godavari. The temple cannot thus be reached by easy means of communication, and has to be reached only by a difficult boat journey over the river Godavari. Legends This temple is intimately connected with the life of the saint composer Rama is said to have miraculously given the Sultan the money spent by Gopanna, after which he was released. Gopanna then became Bhadrachala Ramadasa, and went on to compose several songs in Telugu in praise of Rama.

Ideal duration : 1 to 2 days.
Best Time : Sep- Oct
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