bhadrachalam temple history
As per the Legend, Lord Rama stayed with His consort and brother Lakshman at this place during their Vanavasam. Sage Bhadra performed strict penance for Lord Rama on the banks of River Godavari and requested Lord reside on top of his head. Impressed Rama promised the Sage that his wish will be fulfilled while on his way back with His consort Sita and left the place. Sage continued his penance as his wish was not fulfilled in Rama Avatar. Lord Vishnu appeared before the Sage in Rama Avatar with His consort Sita and Brother Lakshman. Hence the Utsava deity having Shanku (Conch) on his right hand. holding Chakra (Disc) on his left hand and Bow and arrow with the remaining two hands. Lord Rama self-manifested here with His consort Sita on his lap and Brother Lakshmana on top of Bhadra Hill. Hence, the place popular by the name Bhadrachalam.