Ramatheertham is a Temple Town for Sri Rama and is situated at about 13 kilometres from Vijaynagaram in Nellimarla Mandal of Vizianagaram District, Andhra Pradesh. The Sri Rama Temple in Ramatheertham is situated on the Bavikonda hills with the Champa River flowing at its foot between Bhaskara Lake and Neelachalam Hills. The temple is built on a huge rock. The idols were installed and worshipped by the Pandavas during their twelve year long exile in the forest. 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 the vicinity of the temple. One can see tortoises with Vishnu Namams on their backs, roaming around in the temple. There is also a Rama Stambham installed by Pedda Jeeyar. The temple is about 1000 years old. Ramatheertham is also said to be famous as a Buddhist site according to some evidence in the region. On a black hill known as Gurubukhata Konda near this temple, one can see the remains of a large Buddhist Mahastupa about 19 feet high and 65 feet in diameter.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Freedom from diseases
- Relief from adverse effects from bad planetary aspects
- Relief from bondage
Achutham Keyshavam Rama Narayanam Krishna Damodaram Vasudevam Harim Shridharam Madhavam Gopika Vallabham Janaki Nayakam Ramachandram Bhajey
Meaning -Oh Lord who cannot be perished, who also has names like Keshava, Rama, Damodara, Narayana, Sridhara, Madhava, Krishna, Ramachandra the beloved of Janaki, let me say your name regularly.
Vasudeva Sutham Devam Kamsa Chanoora Mardhanam Devaki Paramanandham Krishnam Vande Jagathgurum
Meaning -I bow to you O Krishna, the ultimate guru, Devaki and Vasudeva's son, and the destroyer of Kamsa and Chanur.
Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram Nayanam Madhuram Hasitam Madhuram Hridayam Madhuram Gamanam Madhuram Mathuraa Dhipate Rakhilam Madhuram
Meaning -Meaning - Sweet are Your lips, sweet is Your face, sweet are Your eyes, sweet is Your smile, sweet is Your heart, sweet is Your gait, O Lord of Mathura, everything about You is sweet.
Alokya Mathur Mukha Madarena Sthanyam Pibantham Saraseeruhaksham Sachinmayam Devam Anantha Roopam Balam Mukundam Manasa Smarami
Meaning -I think of this Balamukundan as the one who looks lovingly at his mother's face while taking milk from her, who has eyes similar to the red lotus, who is the embodiment of truth and intelligence and other forms.