Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple - Attractions, History and Information

Vemulawada Sri Raja Rajeswara Temple is a historic sacred Hindu temple located in Vemulawada town.

The temple is mainly dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy.

Vemulawada Temple Info:

Primary Deity Lord Shiva
Architecture Dravidian Style
Date Built 750-930 A.D
Place Vemulawada
District Rajanna Sircilla
State Telangana
Country India
Pincode 505302
Phone 087232 36018

Vemulawada Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple
Vemulawada Temple Photo

Vemulawada temple now comes under newly formed Rajanna Sircilla district. It was earlier a part of the Karimnagar district in the state of Telangana. The temple can be easily reached from Hyderabad.

Vemulawada Temple Details:

Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy here in Vemulawada Temple has a local name of Rajanna. He is adorned by Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi idol on the right side and Sri Laxmi Sahitha Siddi Vinayaka idol on the left side.

Situated on the banks of Mulavagu stream, Vemulawada Temple is also on the few temples in Telengana State devoted to Lord Siva.

This Harihara Kshetram attracts lakhs of pilgrims from all corners of the country and is often considered Southern Banaras or Dakshina Kasi.

Pilgrims can have a holy dip at Dharmagundam Koneru, which is believed to have some curative properties.

A Dargah of a Muslim devotee present within Vemulawada temple complex stands as a good example of religious tolerance.

Interesting Facts about Vemulawada:

  1. Vemulawada Sri Rajarajeshwara Temple is one of the oldest abode of Lord Shiva in Telangana
  2. Vemulawada was once the Capital of Chalukyas called "Chalukyas of Vemulawada"
  3. The present temple was constructed by the Chalukyas who ruled the Karimnagar region from 750 AD to 973 AD
  4. Lord Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple in Vemulawada is known as Harihara Kshetram [Vishnu (Hari) and Shiva (Hara)] as there are two Vaisnava Temples namely Sri Ananthapadmanabha Swamy Temple and Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temple in the main Temple complex
  5. Vemulawada was once called as Lembulavatika. It has later converted to Lemulawada, Emulawada and finally to the present name of Vemulawada.

Other Important Shrines in Vemulawada Temple:

  1. Anantha Padmanabha Swamy
  2. Kodanda Ramaswamy
  3. Rajeswari
  4. Bhimeshwara Swamy
  5. Kasi Visweswara

Vemulawada Temple Timings:

Morning Evening
4:00 AM – 12:10 PM 1:00 PM – 10:30 PM

Vemulawada Temple Photos

Vemulawada Temple Distance:

Place Distance
Hyderabad 160 km
Warangal 110 km
Nizamabad 110 km
Hanamkonda 110 km
Kamareddy 65 km
Jagtial 50 km
Karimnagar 32 km
Sircilla 10 km

How to Reach Vemulawada Temple:

By Bus:

Vemulawada Lord Shiva temple is present on the Karimnagar-Kamareddy bus route. TSRTC ply frequent buses to Vemulawada from Warangal, Karimnagar, Secunderabad and Hyderabad city.

State run buses and private vehicles are best mode of transportation for reaching Vemulawada temple by road.

By Air:

Vemulawada town doesn't have an airport. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport at a distance of roughly 185 km from Vemulawada.

By Train:

Karimnagar Railway Station (KRMR) is the nearest train station present at a distance of around 36 km from Vemulawada.

Accommodation at Vemulawada Temple:

There are many Guest-Houses and Tourist Complexes are available in the temple vicinity with decent accommodation facilities.

Prices tend to be altered every now and then and this small list is provided for your information sake.

A.C. Rooms:

Choultry Name Rent per Day
Rajeshwarapuram Choultry Rs. 750
Sri Nandeeshwara Complex Rs. 750
Sri Ammavari Guest House Rs. 1000
Nandeeshwara Complex Rs. 2000
Sri Bheemeshwara Guest House Rs. 2000

Non-AC Rooms

Choultry Name Rent per Day
Sankarapuram choultry Rs. 50
Sivapuram choultry Rs. 150
Parvathipuram choultry Rs. 200
Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Complex Rs. 250
Sri Nandeeshwara Complex Rs. 350
Rajeshwarapuram Choultry Rs. 350
Parvathipuram Blocks Rs. 500

Festivals celebrated at Vemulawada Temple:

All Hindu festivals are celebrated with great fervor. Some of the most important ones celebrated here are:
  1. Makara Sankranti
  2. Ugadi
  3. Hanuman Jayanthi
  4. Srirama Navami
  5. Diwali
  6. Vaikunta Ekadasi
  7. Maha Shivaratri
Thousands of devotees from all corners of the State and nearby places in Telangana visit Vemulawada temple during Kalyanostavam and Mahashivaratri period happening in the months of January, February and March respectively.

Best time to Visit Vemulawada Temple:

Most pilgrims visit the Vemulawada Temple on Mondays. Srirama Navami and Maha Shivaratri festivals attract thousands of devotees from all corners of India.

Book Online Seva and Accommodation in Vemulawada

Telangana government recently launched online booking for sevas and accommodation available through their T-app Folio Android application.

Pilgrims who visit the Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam in the temple town of Vemulawada can now book various sevas (Puja rituals) and accommodation facilities online with a click on their mobile phone at least a week in advance

You can directly make online payments through this new App via Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/ UPI or T-wallet. After the booking is confirmed, a receipt would be sent to your registered E-mail ID. You have to take a print-out of the receipt and produce at the Temple’s reception counter.

Previously, the Devasthanam had introduced online bookings through "MeeSeva", which received a mixed response from the pilgrims.

Websites for Reference:

You can get more information on Vemulawada Temple at these reference websites.

Contact Details:

Sri Raja Rajeshwara temple
Rajanna Sircilla district,
Pin code: 505302
Phone: 08723 (STD) 236018 (Enquiry), 236040 (Office)

Tourist Attractions in Karimnagar:

  1. Laxminarasimha Swamy Temple in Nampalle Village
  2. Anjaneya Swamy Devasthanam in Kondagattu Village
  3. Kaleshwara Muktheswara Swamy Temple in Kaleswaram Village
  4. Laxminarasimha Swamy Temple in Dharmapuri Village

Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple Route Map:


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