succeeded Saint Ramadas in his office Lakshmi Narasimha Rao who remitted a part of the
local collections to the State' Treasury and devoted the rest tom finish the work which
the great Saint had begun.
He also commenced
another temple for Sri Ranganathaswamy, which is still existent.
At this stage a merchant named Varada- rama Das brought two
lakes of rupees to Bhadrachalam, and helped him in comple- ting his work.
This temple which is so closely associated with Tanashah, the
last of the Golconda Nawabs, came within the political purview of the Asaf Jahi dynasty
which ruled from Hyderabad.
The temple was till recently getting an endowment of Rs.
20,000/- from the Nizam's treasury, for the main tenance of the worship of Sri Rama.
This itself is proof of the popularity of the temple amongst
the followers of various religions.