Vemulawada Temple is one of the prominent Hindu temples dedicated to deity Shiva. Lord Shiva considered as one of the most prominent in the deities of the Hindu pantheon. Located in the Vemulavada town of Rajanna Siricilla district in Telangana State. Vemulavada is the town most famous for the pilgrimage of the worshippers for Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple.
Vemulavada Temple History
Raja Narendra Chola established the magnificent temple of Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple in 750-973 AD. Raja Narendra Chola is the great-grandson of Arjuna. Inscriptions on the temple say that Chalukyas ruled the region from 750-973 AD. Raja Narendra has found the sculpture of Lord Shiva in the Dharmagundam. He later installed the sculpture in the temple and has done penance near it. Lord Shiva was impressed by Narendra and relieved him from the curse of killing sage’s son.
One of the legends also says that the Raja Narendra who was suffering from leprosy, has taken a holy bath in the Dharmagundam water tank. He later cured of leprosy. Dharmagundam is the water tank in the temple premises, known for its medicinal properties. Pilgrims who visit the temple take the holy bath in the Dharmagundam and then visit Lord Shiva.
Rajanna is the famous name for Lord Shiva in Vemulavada. Accompanied by the idols Siddi Vinayaka and Goddess Sri Raja Rajeshwari Devi. It is believed that worshipping deity Sri Raja Rajeshwara can bring benevolence of wishes to be granted.
Vemulavada Temple Architecture
Located in the marvelous place of Vemulavada the shrine of Lord Shiva evokes holiness all around. The architecture of the Vemulavada temple has a rich history of the inscriptions on the walls dotting its landscape. In the reign of the Chalukyas, the place known as Lemulavatika, Lembulavade. Later it was renamed to Vemulavada. One of the most famous temples in Telangana Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple has huge devotees every day. The architecture of the temple is simply a spectacle. Standing on the banks of the water known as Gudicheruvu, the temple has a beautiful view.
The Raja Rajeshwara temple also adobe for the idols of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy and Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temples. There is also a Dargah in the temple premises which denote the unity in diversity of the people. Due to the historical and the holy values of the temple, it is known “Dakshina Kasi.”
Vemulavada Temple Pooja & Seva
The chanting of the hymns in the temple thus inevitably brings the divine atmosphere providing a peaceful mind. Lakhs of pilgrims visit the temple to seek the blessings of deity Rajanna, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy is known for granting the heartful wishes of devotees. After the fulfillment of the wishes, the devotees complete a unique ritual of the temple. Devotees do circumambulations with an ox around the temple. Vemulawada temple Kode Mokkubadi quite popular in the Telangana region. It is one of unique, and the most ancient ritual of the temple carried on by the devotees for many years.
The temple in charge has ox within the premises for the devotees to perform the ritual. Once the devotee’s complete parikramas around the temple with the ox, they return it to temple in charge.
|Name of the Pooja & Seva||Amount|
|Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Vratam||400/-|
|Anna Pooja for two people||600/- (for two people)|
|Sri Swamy Vari Kalyanam||1000/-|
|Sakala Arjitha Seva||10,116/-|
Pooja in Bhemeeshwaralaym
Name of the Pooja & Seva Amount
- Gopuja in Sri Gokulam 50/-
- Sri Anjaneeya Swamy Abhishekam 50/-
- Navagraha Pooja 100/-
- Abhishekam 100/-
- Dwadasa Jyothirlinga Abhishekam 100/-
Each of the pooja & seva has different timings scheduled to perform at the temple. Temple authority prepares the schedule of the entire pooja & seva. To perform the pooja or seva, you must purchase the ticket before. On special days and festivals, there might be changes in the ticket prices and the timings. You can contact the temple in charge for any further information.
Vemulavada Temple Timing
Vemulawada Temple welcomes the worshippers with an immense spirituality. Every temple has specified customs of performing the rituals and the seva for god. Vemulavada temple of Lord Shiva has a few rituals at the temple, and the timings for them are as follows,
|Mangala Vaidyam||4: 00 AM to 4:10 AM|
|Suprabhata Seva||4:10 AM to 4:30 AM|
|Sarva Dharshanam||4:35 AM to 5:00 AM|
|Gomatha Puja||5:00 AM|
|Prathakala Pooja||5: 15 AM|
|Dharma Darshanam||6:15 AM to 11:30 AM|
|Darshanam||12:10 PM to 2:00 PM|
|Darshanam||2:30 PM to 5:55 PM|
|Pradosakala Pooja||6:00 PM to 7:00 PM|
|Darshanam||7:10 PM to 9:00 PM|
Vemulawada Temple Pooja and Seva Timings
|Abhishekam||6:15 Am to 11:30 AM|
|Kumkuma Pooja||6:15 AM to 8:30 PM|
|Kode Mokkubadi||6:15 AM to 8:30 PM|
|Gandadeepa Archana||6:15 AM to 8:30 PM|
|Anna Pooja||12:10 PM to 2:00 PM|
|Satyanarayana Vratham||1:00 PM to 3:00 PM|
|Bilvarchana & Silvarchana||2:30 PM to 5:55 PM|
|Maha Lingarchana||6:30 PM to 8:30 PM|
|Aakula Pooja , Pallaki Seva, Pedda Seva & Maha Pooja||7:10 PM to 9:00 PM|
Above are the vemulawada temple darshan timings and also various pooja and seva timings. On the special days and festivals, the timings of the same may differ accordingly. The temple in charge can give you additional information regarding the same.
Vemulavada Temple Location
Telangana Famous temples have historic attention among all the other temples. Every important detail of the ancient inscriptions will be amazing when you visit the temple. The magnificent temple of Lord Shiva located in the Rajanna Siricilla District. To reach the temple you can drive in a vehicle or board RTC buses. Frequency of buses from Karimnagar and Hyderabad are very high. You can drive in a car or RTC buses. Frequency of buses from Hyderabad is very high. The area also has private vehicles which you can hire to reach the temple.
Vemulavada Temple is 34 kilometers from Karimnagar city
- 46 kilometers from Siddipet
- 68 kilometers from Kamareddy
- 113 kilometers from Warangal
- 150 kilometers from Hyderabad
- 13 kilometers from Rajanna Siricilla bus stand
- Vemulavada Temple is 38 kilometers from Karimnagar Railway Station
- Vemulavada Temple is 193 kilometers from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
Temple Address: Vemulawada, Rajanna Siricilla Dist,
Vemulavada Temple Accommodation
The temple authority provides affordable rented accommodation for the pilgrims. You can certainly avail the choultries or cottages provided by the temple. The different types of accommodations provided by the temple with the corresponding costs are as follows,
Non AC Rooms No. of rooms Rent per day
Sankarapuram Choultry 58 50/-
Sivapuram Choultry 46 150/-
Sri Laxmi Ganapathi Complex 88 250
Sri Nandeeshwara Complex 112 350/-.
Rajeshwarapuram Choultry 27 350
Parvathipuram choultry 88 200.
Parvathipuram blocks 52 500
Rajeshwarapuram Choultry 4 750.
Nandeeshwara complex 8 2000
Sri Ammavari Guest house 8 1000
Nearby tourist places
Vemulawada Temple has the few more places that are famous for tourists. The nearby tourists’ places in vemulavada are:
Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple: One of the important temples located within one kilometer of the Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple is Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple. The magnificent architecture of the temple dedicated to deity Shiva creates a magical view in the rainy season. The large stone compound surrounds it. Chalukya king Bhaddega built Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple in the 9th century.
Sri Baddi Pochamma Temple: One more famous temple of goddess Sitala devi located within one kilometer to Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple. The granite idol of the goddess is popular among the vemulavada temples. The temple walls engraved with amazing sculptures. Built by Rastrakuta king, Baddiga Bhupathi, this temple is visited by many pilgrims.
Nampally Gutta- Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple: Famous for the snake-shaped architectural model. The temple enshrines the Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu. The wide entrance is through the belly of the snake. One has to walk many steps to reach the temple. On the way you can also find beautiful statues of Hiranyakasipu and Prahalada, depicting their story.
Visit these famous and fabulous heritages of Telangana State to awaken spiritually. For more information regarding the temple, please contact the concerned temple authorities.