Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple, Vemulawada

About Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple:

Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple is located on the Mulavagu River banks which is located in Karimnagar district, well known as land of Chalukyas. This temple is an evidence of its great history in the inscriptions carved on the architecture of crowded temples spotting its landscape. These temples form an great landmark for Telangana Tourism and Karimnagar Tourism.

The Rajarajeshwara temple in Vemulawada is one of the most prominent among the adobes of Eshwara and one of the ancient temples among Telangana. The temple is well known for worshipping the Lord, Vemulawada Rajanna which is one of the avatars of Lord Shiva.

Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple
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This temple houses two Vaishnava temples, Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temple and Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple. The presence of these vaishnava temple have made this temple also known as Harihara Kshetram. This temple is known as “Banaras of South India” or “Dakshina Kasi”.

Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple Deity
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The main deity idol is in the form of “Neela Lohitha Siva Lingam”. He is fringed by his consorts on both sides. On his right he is flanked with Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi and on his left he his flanked with Sri Laxmi Sahitha Siddi Vinayaka.

According to the Bhavishya Purana, the sun god, Surya cured his disability by praying to this deity. Hence, this shrine is also well-known as Bhaskara Kshetram. These stories have filled the casket of Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple and made it a prominent religious destination among the temples of Karimnagar and Telangana.

The History says, the Vemulawada Temple is built by Chalukya Kings during the period 750 AD and 973 AD. The temple got many developments during Raja Raja Narendra Time. The popular poet in Telugu, “Bheemakavi” lived in Vemulawada during 11th Century. His poetries are in Chaatuvu style.

Vemulawada Temple Kode Mokku
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In this temple, Devotees carry out a peculiar ritual, “Kode Mokku”, the tying of an ox and taking around the temple. The devotees believe that the lord Rajanna fulfils the wishes of devotees when they take the ox around the temple. The temple history says, the major income of Vemulawada temple comes in “Kode Mokku” form.

The Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple is visited by many devotees during Maha Shivarathri Festival and Sreerama Navarathrotsavams . Lights and Flowers are adorned to the temple to invite the devotees who visit to offer prayers to the Swamy from different parts of the Nation. The Authorities of the temple make sufficient arrangements to organize crowds and ensures safety and security to all visiting devotees.

In 1990, the temple launched the Nitya Anndana scheme in which it provides food to poor devotees who visit the temple by seeking donations from individuals and various organisations, which is appreciated by donors in India and also abroad.

Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple Speciality: The temple hosts a mosque in its courtyard. The mosque is 400 year old and was built by a Muslim devotee of lord Shiva.

Special Events of Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple:

  • Maha Sivarathri Jathara
  • Sreerama Navarathrotsavam

Nearest Tourist Attractions:

  • Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy Temple
  • Bhimeswara Temple
  • Elgandal Fort
  • Nagunur Fort

Sri Rajarajeshwara Swamy Temple Timings: It is open on all days from 4.00 am to 9.00 pm.

Online Room booking in Vemulawada:

– Distance from Karimnagar to Vemulawada is 32 Kms
– Distance from Warangal to Vemulawada is 112 Kms
– Distance from Hyderabad to Vemulawada is 152 Kms

Contact Numbers:

  • Vemulawada Temple: 08723-236018, 236550
  • Karimnagar District Tourism Officers: 09440816070
  • State Tourism Department: 040-23450444


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