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Kodandarama Temple,
Golla Mamidada.

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Kodandarama Temple is located in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh is really an Architectural Wonder of India. Also called as Konaseema Ayodhya,this is very famous Shri Rama Temple, who is worshipped as Kodandarama here.
Built on the banks of Tulyabhaga (Antharvahini), tributary of Godavari River. The temple structure is adorned with two gopurams, East Gopuram is 170 ft and West, about 200ft. Gopurams are adorned with scriptures
depicting scenes from Ramayana, Mahabharata & Bhagavatam.
Temple is also called as Chinna Bhadradi or Little Bhadrachalam, built by two brothers Dwarampudi Subbi Reddy & Rami Reddy. There is a mirror hall in the temple, which has Sri Rama Pattabhishekam. Sri Rama Navami is the most prominent festival celebrated.

Jai Shri Ram
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