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Temples & Legends of Andhra Pradesh
Index of Andhra Pradesh

Kulapati's Preface

Author - Shri. N . Ramesan On Temples
Srisailam

Ahobalam

Alampur Lepakshi
Tadpatri Mahanandi
Tirupati Kalahasti
Chezerla

Amaravati

Mangalagiri Vijayawada
Akiripalli Draksharama
Kotipalli Annavaram
Simhachalam Arasavalli
Srikurmam Bhadrachalam
Yadagiri Vemulavada
Dharmapuri
Major Sections
Temples & Legends Of India
Andhrapradesh
Maharastra
Kerala
Himachal Pradesh
Tamilnadu

Bengal

Assam
Bihar
Somanatha

BHADRACHALAM

In India, there are thousands of temples dedicated to Lord Sri Rama,fromAyodhya, his birthplace in Uttar Pradesh, down to Rameswaram at the southernmost tip of the country. Bhadrachalam, out of all these, is remarkable in its own way, for the sheer beauty of the icon of the Lord.

Like most of the temples in the country, Bhadrachalam does not claim to have a Sthalapurana called out of variousPuranas, nor can it claim to have been constructed by Devatas or Rishis.

In fact, it is a temple consecrated by a very human being, and is called 'Manushya Pratishtha', since the local legends trace the first beginning of this temple to a Bairagi or mendicant who came here from Ayodhya.

He took up his abode on the small hillock, which overlooks the mighty and majestic Godavari. It was he that carved our image of Srirama and built a small temple over it.

Today, this temple is famous not only in Andhra but through out India, and in spite of the difficulty of its approach, the magical charm of the idol attracts thousands of pilgrims every year.

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