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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
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BHADRACHALAM

The temple is situated on the Right Bank of the Godavari on an elevated hillock about 40 steps high.It may be said tostand practically on the bank of the Godavari River.

The main entrance of the temple is crowned by a tall inspiring Gopura, which takes one into the inner Prakara of the temple.

The main shrine houses the image of Lord Srirama and adjacent to this stands the Utsava Vigraham of the Lord withGoddess Seeta and Laxmana on either side.

This particular image of Sri Rama is peculiar and differs from the usual figure of Sri Rama found elsewhere.

Normally Sri Rama is depicted in the Thri- bhanga or Samabhanga pose with two hands only, holding in one hand the bow and in the other the arrow.

Sri Rama at Bhadrachalam has got four hands and is called "Chaturbhuja Rama." The Lord holds the usual Sarnga (or Kodanda bow) and Bana in his front two hands, and in the two rear hands holds the Sankha and the Chakra which are charac- teristic of th e images of Lord Vishnu. Such manifestations of 'Chaturbhuja Rama' are rare and are very significant for ritual worship. 

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