Brief history of the place
Gowthami ghat got its name as many rishis performed their ‘tapas’ on this river bank.
Sri Ranganattha is the presiding Deity in the temple. Lord Ranganattha was consecrated in the main sannidhi in 2nd floor of this temple. The other sannidhis in the temple are Sri Lakshmi Devi, Sri Goda Rangamannar (similar to sri villiputthur), Sudarsana Swamy, and Vishwaksena.
Sri Bhu Neela sametha Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy, twelve Alwar sannidhi and Acharya sannidhis reside in the first floor of the temple.
The specialty of Rangadhamam temple is that it follows the same tradition and rituals conducted in Srirangam. Nalayira Divya Prabandha parayanam, Vedaparayanam, Ithihasa, Purana, parayana etc., Sevas are performed regularly every day.
The Rangadhamam temple was consecrated on 1st march 2009 by His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Thridandi Srimannarayana Ramanuja Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. This temple was dedicated to Pedda Srimannarayana Jeeyar Swamiji on the occasion of Jeeyar Sathabdi – centenary celebrations. It is established and managed by Srimath Ubhaya Vedantha Acharya Peetham Trust.
Feb 25th to 1st march 2009
Sri Rangadhamam temple consecration (prathisht’a) was performed by HH Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamiji. Big Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy temple above which Lord Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple was built at the Gautami Ghat Rajahmundry. HH Sri Swamiji is conducting the consecration rituals along with the Veda & Agama scholars of JET. On 26th Vasthu puja, Ankurarpana, Yagasala, Arani mantthanam, Agni prathishtta, Adhivasas and Abhishekas were conducted. On 27th the puja of Bhagavad Ramanujacharya was conducted in the morning and Ashtoththara puja of Pedda Jeeyar Swamiji is conducted in the evening. The main consecration of Deities was on 1st of march.