Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

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Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam
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Event Dates

Sunday, Jan 20, 2019

Event Time

10:00 AM

Event Location

Hindu Community and Cultural Center - Shiva Vishnu Temple
Arrowhead Ave California,
Livermore, CA 94551

Contact Details

(203) 666-2630

Organized by

Dr G Padmaja Reddy & Rajesh Bhatia

About this Event

Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

We are very honoured and excited to share that deities of Sri Rama, Sri Sita Devi along with Sri Hanuman are coming to CALIFORNIA,USA from Bhadrachalam (Telengana) to perform the celestial wedding in January 2019
Kalyanam will be conducted by priests of Bhadrachalam temple with deities from Bhadrachalam.
Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

Kalyanam Significance:

Sri Sita Rama Swami Vari Devaalayam in Bhadrachalam is one of the popular pilgrimage centers located on the left bank of the Godavari River and considered as a greatest holy shine not only in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana States but also in the country. The temple has a rich historical background and was constructed in 17th Century by the local Tahsildar, Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as Bhakta Ram Das, a devotee of Lord Rama.
Sri Sita Rama Kalyana mahotsavam performed in Bhadrachalam by Bhadrachala Devastanam is also considered as one of the most important festive activities for all Hindus. As a tradition, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh (now Bhadrachalam falls in to Telangana State) brings Pattu Vastraalu, Pearls as Talambraalu to this celestial wedding ceremony. Lakhs of devotees from all over the Country will come to Bhadrachalam to witness the Wedding as people believe that witnessing Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam is very pious in Hindu religion.
Two Priests are coming along with a set of Idols of Lord Sri Rama and Sita Amma Vaaru, Laxmana Swami, Anjaneya Swami and will perform the Kalyanam in the most authentic manner.

BHADRACHALAM TEMPLE

The Sree Seetha Ramachandra Swamy shrine at Bhadrachalam, the most famous temple in the country of India, dedicated to Lord Rama. The Temple is situated on the left bank of the Godavari river. It is a place of pilgrimage for Hindus, considered to be one of the greatest holy shrines in South India with a very rich and unique historical background. The Temple was constructed in the 17th Century by the local Tahsildar, Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas, a fervent devotee of Lod Sree Rama.

The puranic and historic facts relate that Lord Rama long after he had shed his mortal coils manifested himself to save his devotee Bhadra Maharshi whom he promised 'moksha' after intensive prayer. That is why the village is named after Bhadra as Bhadradri or Bhadrachalam. Srirama appeared in a dream to a woman called Pokala Dammakka and informed here about the existence of vigrahas on Bhadragiri hills. To her surprise she found the Vigrahas and put up a modest structure. This was the origin of the present temple.
Bhadrachalam Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam

Rama and Sita represent the ideal Godly husband and wife in the Hindu religion mythology, who are revered and worshiped all over India. Rama's story, otherwise known as Ramayana, is a great Indian epic.
Kalyanotsavam literally means Marriage Festival is the re-depiction of the Celestial marriage between Seetha & Rama. It is performed to the Utsava Murti - of Sri Rama and Sita Devi. A purohit (priest) conducts the marriage and an archaka is consecrated to perform other rituals on behalf of the bridegroom. The wedding ceremony is held according to Agamas(rules) that were defined thousands of years before. This is followed by recitation of Vedic mantras and pronouncing the family pedigree of the brides and bridegroom. After the priests perform appropriate homas, the bridegroom and the bride are set next to each other.
This is followed by Mangala sutra dharana, Panigrahnam and then Lord and his consort are garlanded.

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