Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Temple – Karimnagar Distrct, Karimnagar District, Telangana State. Sri Raja Rajeshwara Kshetram Vemulawada is a Hindu temple. The presiding deity in the temple is Lord Shiva in the form of Shiva Lingam. This temple is also known as Dakshina Kasi and also as Hari Hara Kshetram.
Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Temple
Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Temple is one of the ancient and famous Shivate temples. The Institution was categorized as Regional Joint Commissioner Cadre Temple under G.O.Ms.No: 262, Revenue [Endts.I] Department, dated 10/03/1992. The shrine deserves a special mention in terms of its architectural grandeur and spiritual sanctity and is one of the famous Shivate Temples in Telangana State. Existence of this shrine is lost in the mists of antiquity and even Puranas mention the existence of the Deity.
The presiding Deity – Lord Raja Rajeshwara in the form of “Neela Lohitha Siva Lingam is known for his boundless benevolence in fulfilling the wishes of the devotees.
This Shrine is popularly known as ‘Dakshina Kasi’ [Southern Banaras] and also as “Harihara Kshetram” for their being two Vaisnava Temples in main Temple complex i.e., Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple & Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temple and Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is Kesthra Palaka of this Temple being consecrated with Pujas/ festive rituals [both Shivate & Vaisnavate festivals] and Sreerama Navami is the 2nd major festival in this temple. A Dargah within the precincts of the temple stands as an ample evidence for religious tolerance.
Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Temple History
It is said that Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple was built during 750 to 973AD by Raja Narendra grandson of Parikshit.Tradition associate with this place with famous Telugu poet “Bheemakavi” but there is more definite proof of the famous Kannada poet “Pampa” living here as the court poet of Arikesari – II and dedicated his “Kannada Bharatha” to his royal patronage.
There are two Vaishnava Temples in main temple complex i.e. Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temple. Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is the Kshethra Palaka of Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple. The other deities in the temple are Goddess Raja Rajeshwari Devi to the right of the presiding deity and to the left is Lord Vinayaka.
There are three mandapas on the Dharmagundam and the statue of Lord Shiva resides in the middle. The Lord is seen in a meditation posture with five Lingams surrounding the Holy Tank.
How to Reach Vemulawada
By Bus: TSRTC Bus services are available from all places in Telangana. Frequent Bus services are available from Hyderabad which is 150km away and Karimnagar which is 34 km away to Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple.
By Train: Nearest major railway station to Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple is Secunderabad Railway Station which is 150 km away. Bus services are available to access the temple.
By Flight: Nearest airport to Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple is Hyderabad Airport which is 278km away. Bus and Taxi services are available to access the temple.
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