is nothing particular about the archi- tecture of the temple, and the edifices are built
rather sturdily than elegantly.
images of Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana are arresting by theirdivine beauty and anyone who
meditates before the deity would feel that the image has not been made merely as a piece
ofsculpture, as an icon of the Lord,by an ordinary Stha- pathi, but he's been done by some
great mystic, in a moment of complete and ecstatic oneness with the Lord. Such arresting
beauty in sculpture is not known anywhere else.
Bhadrachalam is thus the most famous temple not only in Andhra
but also in the whole of India, of Sri Ramachandra. There are only two other temples of
Sri Rama- chandra in the whole of Andhra viz., the Kodandaramaswami Alayam at Tirupati,
and the Rama Mandiram at Ontimitta in Cuddapah District where Bhakta Potana got