Famous Sri Rama temples in South India


Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy Temple, Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh:

Bhadrachalam is very famous for the Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple. The temple is located on the bank of the river Godavari in Bhadachalam town, bhadradri kothagudem district, Telangana state. Bhadrachalam is considered as Dhakshina Ayodhya. The moola-Virat was discovered by a devotee named Pokala Dhammakka in the 17th century. She built a mandapam for idols. Then Kancharla Gopanna, the tehsildar of Bhadrachalam constructed the temple. The annual brahmotsavam celebrated on Sri Rama Navami is very special in Bhadrachalam. This place is one of the most famous Sri Rama temples in South India

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Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple Brahmotsavam dates

Sri Kodandarama Swamy Temple, Vontimitta, Andhra Pradesh:

Before the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh into Seemandhra and Telangana, Srirama Navami utsavalu are held in Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Ramachandra Swamy temple. Now Bhadrachalam is in Telangana, Vontimitta Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple was chosen as an alternative venue for Srirama Navami utsavalu for Andhra Pradesh. Now the temple is under the administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). Vontimitta Kodndarama Swamy temple is the only place in India, where Sri Sita Rama Kalyana Mahotsavam is held at Srirama Navami night.

History Significance of Sri Kodandarama swamy temple, Vontimitta

Sri Rama Swamy temple, Thriprayar, Kerala:

Located on the banks of river Theevra. It is believed that this idol is worshipped by Lord Krishna. The idol of Lord Rama has four arms with Sanku, chakram, bow, and a garland. Along with lord Rama, there are temples of Lord Shiva as Dakshina Murthy, Lord Ganesha, Lord Ganesha, and Lord Sastha and Lord Krishna.

Rama swamy temple, Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu:

Rama Swamy temple is located on the bank of the river Kaveri. This temple was constructed by the Thanjavur Nayak kings in the 16th century. As per Sthala Purana, the idols were found in a temple tank near Darasuram village. Lord Anjaneya Swamy appears to be holding a veena in this temple. On the walls of temple Prakaram, Ramayanam is in a pictorial format in 3 parts. One can read through Ramayana pictorially while taking three Pradakshinas of the temple. The paintings are emerged from the Thanjavur Nayak period and enhanced during the Thanjavur Maratha kingdom.

Kodandarama temple, Karnataka:

Kodanda Rama temple is located at Hiremagaluru in Chikkamagaluru district, Karnataka. According to Sthala Purana, Parashurama requested Lord Rama to show him the scenes of lord Rama’s marriage. So Goddess Sita Devi stands to Rama’s right side and Lakshmana to Rama’s left as per the Hindu marriage traditions. This is the only place where Sita Devi stands right to Lord Rama.

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