Rachchabanda

Rachchabanda

                For festival (a Jatara) of the Poleramma (village deity) in Kandimallayapalle Village, people had approached Swamiji for donation. The elders of the village summoned him to the Racchabanda, (a place like people’s court) and questioned him as to why he was not able to offer donation. Is it for the Swamiji, who re-incarnated as a human being to emancipate mis beliefs and superstitions in the people to offer donation……? He uttered “Poleri! and orderd bring fire to lit up my cigar…” and instantly, the deity, with wide spread and long hair, instantly appeared in the shape of a woman with a fire stick in one hand and offered it to Swamiji. Thereupon seeing the miracle, realizing what had happened before their eyes, the elders of the village had fallen on his feet and requested him to pardon them. Now, this is the place is called the “Rachchabanda” (Chavidi-A place resembling peoples court, an atrium). Which can be seen near the residence of Swamiji.

How to reach Rachchabanda at Mattam

Rachchabanda is a famous Piligrimage Center and Mandal Headquarters in Kadapa Dist. In the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. Located Pop 3,105; (Lat. 14o50N; Long. 78°50E).

Mattam Bus

By Road: Kandimallayapalle is located 60 km from Kadapa. It is well connected by road. The preferable route is Kadapa-Mydukur-Kandimallayapalle (Brahmamgari Mattam). From Mydukur the distance is 37 km. From Hyderabad the route is Hyderabad - Kurnool - Nandyal - Allagadda - Mydukur - Kandimallayapalle. Direct buses are available from Badvel, Mydukur, Proddutur and Kadapa. Distance from Badvel to Kandimallayapalle. is around 25 km. Guest houses are available at Kandimallayapalle (Brahmamgari Mattam).

Mattam Train

By Train: Kadapa (Cuddapah) Railway Station in Andhra pradesh is served by the South Central Railways. It is located in the city center and is on the Chennai-Mumbai line. Chennai Express, Mumbai Express, Rayalaseema Express, Cape Mumbai Express, Haripriya Express and Kanyakumari Express pass through this station. Computerized reservation facility is provided. Going east, the main station next to Kadapa is Nellore Railway Station (172 km) and moving west, the next main station is Anantapur Railway Station (157 km.)