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Ramathirthalu Sri Kodandaramaswamy Aalayam

Renowned as the Kaliyuga Vaikunta, this sacred hill temple has been existing since Sri Rama's exile. It is believed that Sri Rama with Sita and brother Lakshman dwelt for sometime on this sacred kshetra during his fourteen year forest life. The hill goes by the name of Nilachala, perhaps due to predominance of its dark hue. Sadasiva is the kshetrapalaka and his shrine and his abode lies to the south of the main shrine.

In addition to this, there lie two more temples on this hill itself, one - Gopelaswami Aalayam to the right and Madhava Narasimhaswamy Aalayam to the left. Mini-shrines for Anjaneya etc. situated right oppose the mandir and for Lakshmidevi behind the left are equally grand and they are visited by devotees with due devotional fervor. The Mulavirat - Sri Rama is beautifully sculptured and it casts a spell on the viewers, besides wringing veneration at first sight itself.

During the heyday of Jainism and later Buddhism too, this place came under limelight for its hectic propagation activities. It was called then as Aarama Thirtha and was visited by dignitaries of both the religions for promotion of their respective doctrines. Hence it has been a great centre for major religions of India and enjoyed great eminence.

Kalyanotsavam for Sri Rama is celebrated every year for five days commencing from Maghasuddha Eakadasi. Its pull is great and thousands congregate and offer special pujas with unparalleled religious ardor.

It lies 12 km off Vijayanagaram, the district headquarters town of the same name of A.P, commanding rail and road transport facilities.


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