(alternatively spelt Vemulawada
) is a town 35 km from Karimnagar
, in the Andhra Pradesh
. It is chiefly notable for the Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple
complex, a site of pilgrimage for both Hindu
(particularly devotees of Vishnu
) and worshippers.
The city has a population of more than 50 thousand. The city is being served as a business capital for the neighbouring villages. Being a Piligrimage the city has visitors from all over India
The temple is one of the very old and powerful ones devoted to Lord Siva. Popularly known as Dakshina Kashi (Benaras of South India).Built by Chalukya
Kings between AD 750
, the complex is named for its presiding deity Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy
, an incarnation of Shiva
. It houses several temples dedicated to other deities including Sri Rama
, Lord Padmanabha
Swamy and Lord Bhimeshwara
.hitectural features include its open galleries (such as the Mirror Gallery Addala Mantapa
and a corridor with a number of Shiva
idols) and a Dharma Gundam, a holy tank where pilgrims bathe then proceed for darshan
and whose water is believed to have curative properties. Every year at the time of Maha Shiva Rathri more than 5 Lakh people visit this place.
During the time August month which is auspicious for hindus,the temple is crowded .There are temple provided accommodations for pilgrims ranging in cost of around 200 rupees.
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