Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Vemulawada


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About Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Vemulawada

This shrine is popularly known as ‘Dakshina Kasi’ [Southern Banaras] and also as “Harihara Kshetram” for there being two Vaishnava temples in the main temple complex, i.e., Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple and Sri Sita Rama Chandra Swamy Temple, and Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is the Kesthra Palaka of this temple being consecrated with Pujas/ festive rituals of both Shiva and Vaishnava festivals.

Sthalapuranam: Bhavishyottara Purana mentions that Surya Bhagavan recovered from disability by praying at the shrine here, and so this shrine is termed “Bhaskara Kshetram”. And, Indra- the King of Ashtadikpalakas, by devoutly worshiping Lord Sri Raja Rajeshwara-the presiding deity of the shrine, purified himself from Brahmahatya Dosham.

Further, It is said that from 750 to 973 AD this temple was built by Raja Narendra-the grandson of Parikshit who in turn the grandson of Arjuna, was not only cured of Leprosy by which he was afflicted under killing Muniputra accidentally, by taking bath in Dharma Gundam Pushkarini but also seen Lord Sri Raja Rajeswara and Goddess Sri Raja Rajehwari Devi in a vision and received blessings with directions to build a temple and install ‘Siva Lingam’ which was laying in the bed of the Pushkarini.

Historically, this place was the capital of the Vemulawada Chalukyas, who ruled from AD 750 to AD 973. Rock cut inscriptions found in this place, however, refer to the village as Lemulavatika. Tradition associates this place with the 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 dedicating his “Kannada Bharatha” to his royal patronage.

Timings to visit 

04:35 AM – 09:00 PM

Pujas And Sevas Offered at Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Vemulawada

Mangala Vaidyamfrom 4.00 AM to 4.10 AM
Suprabhata Sevafrom 4.10 AM to 4.30 AM
Prabhata Harathiat 4.35 A.M.
Aalaya Suddhi [Cleaning]from 4.35 AM to 5.00 AM
Gomatha Puja & Kode Pujafrom 5.00 AM to 5.15 AM
Prathakala Pujafrom 5.15 AM to 6.15 AM
Nithya Kalyanamfrom 10.30 A.M. to 12.30 PM
Madhyanhika Puja, Nivedana, and Anna Pujafrom 11.40 AM to 12.10 PM


Pradosakala Pujafrom 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM
Nishikala Pujafrom 9.00 PM to 10.00 PM
Pavalimpu Sevafrom 10.00 PM to 10.20 PM

Timings For Darsanam & Arjitha Sevas at Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Vemulawada

Sarva Darsanamfrom 4.35 AM to 5.00 AM
Dharma Darsanam & Abhisekamfrom 6.15 AM to 11. 30 AM
Darsanam & Anna Pujafrom 12.10 PM to 2.00 PM
Darsanam & Bilvarchana, Sivarchana.from 2.30 PM to 5.55 PM
Darsanam & Aakula Puja, Maha Puja, Pallaki Seva, Pedda Sevafrom 7.10 PM to 9.00 PM


Sathyanarayana Vrathamfrom 1.00 PM to 3.00 PM
Kalyanamfrom 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM
Maha Lingarchanafrom 6.30 PM to 8.30 PM
Kumkuma Pujafrom 6.15 AM to 8.30 PM
Kode Mokkubadifrom 6.15 AM to 8.30 PM
Gandadeepa Archanafrom 6.15 AM to 8.30 PM


Nitya Annadana Scheme Quantum of donations:

  • Sadharana Sabhyatvam – Rs. 1,116/-
  • Poshaka – Rs. 5,116/-
  • Maharaja Poshaka – Rs. 10,116/-
  • One-day annadanam – Rs. 351/-

Best Time to Visit 

Mahasivarathri, Navaratri, Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanthi, Ganesha Chaturthi, Vaikunta Ekadasi. 365 Days

How to Reach Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy Devasthanam, Vemulawada

By Air: Hyderabad – 193 km, Warangal – 129 km,

By Train: kazipet Jn – 117 km, Hyderabad – 190 km, Warangal – 129 km, Karimnagar – 32 km,

By Road: Warangal – 114 km, Siddipet – 46.7 km, Hyderabad- 151 km, Karimnagar – 36 km


Vemulawada Devasthanam Road, Rajanna Siricilla Dist, Vemulawada, Telangana 505302

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