The Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy shrine at Bhadrachalam, the most famous temple in the country dedicated to Lord Rama, is situated on the left bank of the Godavari river.
History of Bhadrachalam temple:
This Bhadrachalam temple which is encircled by Holy River Godavari flowing towards southern direction is the famous shrine Bhadrachalam-The name derived from Bhadragiri . According to an Ithihasas, the significance of this shrine dates back to the Ramayana Era. This coherent hill place existed in “Dandakaranya” Of Ramayana period where Rama with his consort Sita and brother Laxmana had spent their vanavasa- and Parnashaala (the place connected to the famous Golden Deer and the place from where Sita was abducted by Ravana.) is also in the vicinity of this temple site. It is at this Mandir site that, long after Ramavatara, Bhagawan Mahavishnu manifested Himself as Rama again to fulfil a promise He made to His Bhakta Bhadra, who continued his Tapas through Yugas, praying for the grace of the Bhagawan Sri Ramachandra prabhu.
Bhadrachalam, the abode of Lord Sitaramachandra Swamy, situated on the banks of the Godavari is all set to host Godavari Pushkaralu.