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RAMAVATAR KSHETRAS IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Jeedikallu - Sri Ramaalayam

Among the topless and doorless Vaishnava temples dedicated to the incarnations of Sri Mahavishnu, this Ramaalayam adorns a covetable place and deemed the most holiest for several reasons. Although only a stone is adored at this sacred place, where Sri Rama gave darsan to the sage Vira, it is passed for a potent kshetra reputed for lifting the Sokarthis. According to sthalapurana, it is here Sri Rama killed the demon Mareecha, who came disguised as maaya jinka - fake deer that brought insurmountable hardships to Sri Rama and his parivara. There are two ponds here called Palagundam and Jeedigundam, considered very efficacious and a bath relieves the bather from all sins. And it is believed that sins get burnt out forthwith entirely, leaving black residue resembling jeedi, so this place was called Jeedigunta in the past. Another version says that on account of the death of that deceitful deer - mayajinka here, it was named jinkakallu or jinkabanda which in course of time became Jeedikallu.

The worshipful deity Sri Rama is placed on a two-foot-high dais flanked by Mother Sita on his left and Lakshmana to his right. Other than this nothing is found - neither up on ceiling, nor sidewards as walls, nor in the front as door, but the peoples' faith it gained is incalculable. There lies in the vicinity a pond called Ramagundam and its water is deemed very holy. Visitors sprinkle this water all over their bodies and take it home presuming that it comforts the souls miraculously for the sole reason that it was materialized when Sri Rama pressed his toe against the stone. Does not belief alone relieve and lift mankind ? The annual festival falls in Karthika masa and lasts for 13 days. Its pull is great and thousands visit and worship the Lord then. It lies 10 km off Aleru railway station in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh, accessible by four wheelers from Warangal.

 

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