Ramatheertham is located 12km from Vizianagaram near champa river (Nellimarla mandal). It is in between bhaskara lake and neelachalam. Sree Ramachandra is the presiding deity of this temple
History of Ramathertham
Ramatheertham is located 12km from Vizianagaram near champa river (Nellimarla mandal). It is in between bhaskara lake and neelachalam. Sree Ramachandra is the presiding deity of this temple.
Pandavas (dwapara yuga) after the defeat in the game of dice, requested lord sree krishna to accompany him in their Aranya vasam. Lord then told pandavas that he has lived in Dandakaranya with seetha and lakshmana during ramavataram, so he asked them to live in the same place and gave them an idol of rama seetha and lakshamana. Lord asked pandavas to prey to this idol and that they will be protected.
The famous ancient temple of Ramachandra Swamy can be found over here. The beautiful idols of Lord Ramachandra Swamy, Sita Devi and Lakshmana in Silver kavachas can be seen at this temple. There is a beautiful lake in vicinity of the temple. One has to visit this temple for its serenity. The festivals of Sri Ramanavami and Vaikunta Ekadasi are celebrated with pomp and fervour here. You can see many tortoises with Vishnu Namams on their backs, roaming around in the temple. There is also a Rama Stambham installed by Pedda Jeeyar.
Near to this temple, there is a black hill on which you can find the ruins of some Buddhist and Jain structures.