Following Sri Rama – 2

In one my previuos posts I said about my trip to Rameswaram, from where Sri Rama went to Sir Lanak to fight Ravanna. I had mentioned in the post that I would going to be another place where Sri Rama had been to and here it is – My trip to Bhadrachalam. To start with, Bhadrachalam is a small town {Andhra Pradesh} on the banks of the mighty Godavari. 2 places near Bhadrachalam, Parnasala & Papikondalu, are places where Sri Rama had been to.

parnasala

Parnasala - The tranquil place where Sri Rama built a Ashram

Parnasala is where Sri Rama built an ashram during his vanavas and spent some tranquil & peaceful time along with Sita Devi & Sri Lakshmana. This is defenitely a beautiful place. There is a beautiful temple for Sri Rama here. While this place stands testimony to Sri Rama’s peaceful & happy days, the next place is quite opposite.

Papikondalu is the place from where the demon Ravanna abducted Sita Devi and hence the name {Paapi in Telugu & Tamil means Sinner}. But it is also said that, the dovout Sabari lived here in a ashram {where she had waited years to see Sri Rama}.

papikondalu

Paapikondalu - The name tells the story...

Though being the Supreme Power, Sri Rama’s journey is much like any ordinary human being. A happy childhood in Ayodhya, a young man winning over his Love, travelling and learning new things {in Vanavas}, enduring pain & sufferings at the loss of loved one and finally triumphing over evil. Sri Rama is an epitome of how one should live.

I just pray I get to see more such places realted to the Lord am always be in His service.

Bhadrachalam is 325 kms from Hyderabad (nearest Airport) and 120 kms from Khammam {nearest well connected Railway Station}. Frequent buses from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Rajahmundry and Khammam is available. Parnasala is around 30 kms from Bhadrachalam. Godavari cruise to Papikondalu from Bhadrachalam costs not more than Rs.300 (up & down).
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4 thoughts on “Following Sri Rama – 2

  1. I dont like one part in Ramayana. Rama sending away his pregnant wife to forest after she went through so much of hell in Lanka. Thats not fair. He could have fought for her once again.

    ——
    Though the incident might seem unfair, we have to remember that Everything Happens for a Reason. Also Sri Rama did not know Sita Devi was pregnant when she went to forest. Unlike other Avatars of Sriman Narayana, Rama’s life is like any other ordinary human being and shows us how one should live. This is the reason Sri Rama chose to have both sorrows & joys in his life.

    Adiyean.

  2. Your blog is beautiful. I have been to papikondalu and planning to visit bhadrachalam and parnasala soon. Appreciate your efforrs. Nice photos.

    Thank You for your kind words. Bhadrchalam & Parnasala are both wonderful places. I suggest you also visit Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu), another interesting place.

    Adiyean.

  3. Your journey is definitely interesting. Definitely I hope to see more from your journey of following Sri Rama. Your finishing words are simply wonderful. “Though being the Supreme Power, Sri Rama’s journey is much like any ordinary human being. A happy childhood in Ayodhya, a young man winning over his Love, travelling and learning new things {in Vanavas}, enduring pain & sufferings at the loss of loved one and finally triumphing over evil. Sri Rama is an epitome of how one should live.”

    -Satakopan.

    • Thank You for your kind words. Sri Rama’s journey is definitely a very inspiring & amazing one. In general terms too, travelling teaches a person so much and in Sri Rama too travels and learns a lot in his journeys. Sri Rama meets a lot of different personalities only in His exile. In-spite of being the Omnipotent, Sriman Narayana wanted his Avatar’s life to happen in a logical way, so that we can learn from His Life.

      Regarding my journey, I do not have any plans to travel for now. But I am sure, He would take me to another place of Sri Rama sooner or later.

      Adiyean.

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