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Sirusangandla - Sri Ramaalayam

An eccentric episode said to have occurred during Sri Rama's exile in Tretayuga is attributed to this kshetra, and it is held very sacred for both Pochamma one of the manifestations of Parasakti and Sri Rama too. It was originally a hill temple dedicated to Pochamnta, belonging to Balipriya - blood thirty class of goddesses and later became a very popular Vaishnavaalaya after the advent of Sri Rania in his exile. The legend delights us with the episode of lakshman's cutting the nose and driving out of Pochamma when she barred the entry of Sri Rama with Sita and Iakshmana. When she made soulful supplication with streaming eyes that she would be completely routed out, if he were to be present on the hill - her original abode. Taking pity, Sri Rania consoled her saying that he would ordain the offer of fact worship to her and then to hint next. She was pleased and took her place on the hill permanently thereafter. Hence the practice of first worship in Pochamma's temple and to Sri Rama next.

It is fairly a big temple with strong compound wall with vast courtyards. The deity is infinitely kind in fulfilling the just desires of the sevarthis. It is believed that a Muslim Jagirdar when prayed to Sri Rama devoutly, his aspiration was fulfilled miraculously. So he endowed the temple in several ways like digging of the pond, paving the courtyards with polished granite stones, making chariot besides a grand extensive banyan garden nearby. All his noble acts blessed him with the birth of a boy for which he was pining for. Thus, this famous kshetra claims Mulsim devotees also, who heightened the glory of this Lord. And the sthalapurana is replete with such incidents. The annual festivals lure huge crowds and they are celebrated on a grand scale.

It lies on - a hill 5 km off Sirusanagandla of Vangu mandalam of Palamur district of Andhra Pradesh, commanding transport facilities from several towns nearby.


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