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
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.