In Dummugudem Mandal, a village called Parnasala in the Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana, India. The village is accessible by road and boat and is situated 32km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam.
This village is at a remote location which makes it very difficult to access and anyone can reach Parnasala only by road or boat, the only transportation to reach the village.
And this village became one of the most visited destinations in Bhadrachalam and it is said that this place is where king Ravana kidnaped Goddess Sita. And this 32km spread over the village Parnasala. During the 14 years of exile of Lord Rama, their first stop was Rathi Simhasanam, or the Rock throne.
The story of Ramayana knows every child of the country, so the Parnasala holds a significant value in mythology. According to legend, lord Rama travels across the country during their 14 years of exile period and the important part of the Ramayana happens at Dandakaranya in the forest of Panchavati, on the banks of Godavari in the state of Telangana.
Panchavati is the place where Rama spent the last year of his exile period and from where Ravana abducted Sita. The lush green forest area is located on the banks of the Godavari surrounded by hills.
Moreover, there is a small lake in which is to be believed that Goddess Sita, took her bath in the stream, the place is called Sita Vaagu. Another story that people used to believe in the history of this historical village is that Maricha Rakshas was killed by Lord Shri Ram in the same place.
Also, there is one hotel in this place named Haritha Hotel. For a peaceful darshan of Lord Rama, Haritha Hotel Bhadrachalam is a place where people can relax and stay refreshed for visiting the famous temple here.
One more place here to visit, A small hut in Parnasala which has painted beautiful sculptures of Lord Rama, Sita, and Lakshman. Here, one can see Seethavagu, where Lord Rama bathed, and Naracheeralu, where goddess Sita dried her clothes on ‘Radhagutta’.
The place is also called Shoka Rama as it illustrates the journey of his life. There are also footprints around the town that show traces of Lord Rama’s stay. Also, there are footprints of the golden deer and the wheels of Ravana’s Chariot in which he abducts Sita.