Bhadrachalam Temple


Bhadrachalam shrine is a site of pilgrimage for Hindus. It is situated on the bank of the river Godavari (southern Ganges). This piligrim town is having Rail and Road facilities, 120 km to district head quarters, Khammam and 320 km from Hyderabad. Its name is derived from Bhadragiri (Mountain of Bhadra).

This shrine was built by a devotee of Lord Rama, Kancharla Gopanna popularly known as Bhakta Ramdas in the 17th century (1630 A.D.). Gopanna was the Tasildar of Bhadrachalam (in the second half of the 17th century) is said to have utilized money from the government treasury to build this temple, and was imprisoned in a dungeon at Golconda. Lord Rama is said to have miraculously given the Sultan the money spent by Gopanna, after which he was released. Gopanna then became Bhadrachala Ramadasa, and went on to compose several songs in Telugu in praise of Rama.


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