Badrachalam is located in Kammam District, Andhra Pradesh. It is 312 kms from Hyderabad, and 201 kms from Vijayawada. Nearest railway station is in Kothagudem, 40kms. from Badrachalam
|GOOPURAM OF BHADRACHALAM|
HISTORY OF THE TEMPLE
Badrachalam is situated in an area, which was once apart of Dandakaranya forest, visited by Lord Rama along with SitaDevi and Lakshmana during their Vanavasam. They built a Parnasala in this Dandakaranya and stayed there. It is believed as the place from where Sita Devi was abducted by Ravana.
Once they went around the forest and got tiered and rested on a rock. Lord Rama and Sita Devi were pleased by the happiness given by the rock. By the blessings of Lord Rama, he was born as a son of MERU DEVI and MERU PARVATHA RAJU as Varaprasada of Lord Brahma. Badhra was devotee of Lord Rama from childhood, got upadasam of RAMATARAKA MANTRAM from Narada Maharshi and did Penance in this forest for darshan of Lord Sri Rama. By that time Rama avatar was completed. Pleased by the prayer of Bhadra Lord Vishnu appeared before Bhadra in Rama avataram with 4 hands and with Sanku,Chankra,Dhanurbhanam and Sita Devi on his left lap and Lakshmana on his left side sitting on a Padmasana. He prayed Lord Rama to stay on his head forever along with Sita Devi and Lakshmana. Later according to the wish of Badra Lord Rama placed his foot prints on the Badra’s head, who changed into hill and lord Rama stayed in Bhadra’s hrudayastana. We can see the foot prints even today. As Bhadra is a Achalam(hill) it is called as Badrachalam. Lord SriRama here is called as Badradri Rama. He is also called as Bhadradri Ramudu, Vykunta Ramudu, Ohmkara Rama, Rama Narayana as he caught Sanku, Chakra, Dhanurbhana in his hands.
|ANJAYENA Temple At BHADRACHALAM|
ABOUT BHAKTHA RAMADAS
|Entrance In To The Temple Through Goopuram|
|Stair Case To The Temple|
Gopanna (Ramadas) also gave many ornaments to Lord Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshmana and introduced a ritual of doing Kalyanam on the SriRamanavami. This soon became popular and was followed all over India. Taneesha made a custom of sending Mutyala Talambralu(pearls),and Pattu clothes on behalf of government. It is being followed even now. Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam(TTD) also sends Pattu clothes for marriage. Mixing Kalyana Talambralu of the Lord Rama and Sita Devi in our marriage Talambralu is believed auspicious. Devastham sends Talambralu if we book in post office or you can contact devastham. Those who get these Thalambralu will soon get married to a good partner. Seeing this Kalyanam gives you Asvamedha Yaga Phalam. Marriage will be telecasted in TV channels.
|1||NITHYA KALYANAM 9.00A.M TO 11.30||Rs1000|
|2||ABISHEKAM TO FOOT PRINTS OF LORD RAMA||Rs 50/-|
|4||SAKALABHISTA SRI RAMA POOJA||Rs116/-(9A.M)|
|6||ANTARALAYA ARCHANA (for 1 person)||Rs60/-|
|7||. SAHASRA NAMA ARCHANA (utsava murthy)||100/-(9A.M)|
|8||ANJAYENA SWAMY ARCHANA||Rs 20/-|
|1||Pattabishekam on PUSYAMI NAKSHTRAM||Rs 250/-|
|3||Archana with GOLDEN TULASI LEAVES (on Saturday)||Rs350/-|
|4||Archana with golden flowers(Sunday)||R350/-|
ABISHEKAM FOR MAIN DEITIES:
|1||RAMA SITA LAKSHMANA (Sundays)||Rs 500/-(for couple or one person)|
|2||ANJANEYA SWAMY (TuesdayS)||Rs 350/- (for couple or one person)|
|3||LAKSHMI DEVI(Fridays)||Rs 50/- (for couple or one person)|
|1||KALYANAM(except on SriRamanavami )||Rs 10,000/-|
|2||To do Saran Navaratri Utavas every year||Rs 7000/-|
|3||For each Alankaram of DASAVATHARAM avataras During Mukoti Ekadasi and SaranNavaratri utsavas||Rs 7000/-|
|4||For each VAHANASEVA (Garuda, Hamsa, Asva, Surya Praba)||Rs5100/-+(extra charges)|
PLACES TO VISIT AROUND BRADRACHALAM
This is 35kms from Badrachalam. This is the place where Lord Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshmana built a Parnasala during Vanavasam. It is called as PANCHAVATI in Ramayaanam. Lord Rama, Sita Devi and Lakshmana stayed here for 11months and 10days during Vanavasam. Sita Devi was abducted by Ravana from this place .We can see SITA VAGU, where Sita Devi used to take bath. Auto and buses are available to go there but there is no accommodation facility, cottages are under construction.
2. SRI RAMA GIRI
In this place we can see the foot prints of Lord Rama and blood marks of the golden deer. It is 60 kms from Badrachalam. Yoga rama temple is present on the hill .
It is 4kms from Badrachalam. This is the place where wing of Jatayuvu fell during the fight with Ravana. Earlier it is called as Jatapaka.
It is 6kms fro Badrachalam. When you dig a pit at any place in this area you will find hot water springs.