SRI RAJA RAJESHWARA SWAMY DEVASTHANAM, VEMULAWADA: KARIMNAGAR DISTRICT BRIEF INFORMATION HISTORY: Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam, Vemulawada is an ancient and famous Shivate temple in Telangana and popularly known as “Dakshina Kashi” & “Harihara Kshetram”. Bhavishyothara Purana mentions that the Sun – God [Surya Bhagavan] recovered from disability by praying at this shrine and so this shrine is termed “Bhaskara Kshetram”. Indra the king of Astadikpalaka by devoutly worshipping Lord Sri Raja Rajeshwara – the presiding deity of the shrine, purified himself from Brahmahatya Dosham. The temple was built by Raja Narendra the grandson of Parikshit during 750 – 973 A.D. TEMPLE AGAMA: Smartha Agama IMPORTANT Mahasivarathri; Siva Kalyanam; Sreerama FESTIVALS: Navami; Sri Hanumanth Jayanthi; Sri Ganesh Navarathrotsavam; SriDevi Navarathrotsavam; Sravana Masotsavam & Kartheeka Masotsavam. SUB-TEMPLES Sri Bala Rajeshwara Swamy; Sri Kalabhairava LOCATED IN MAIN Swamy; Sri Dakshina Murthy; Sri Sreevalli TEMPLECOMPLEX: Dasena Sahitha Subrahmanya Swamy; Sri Bala Tripura Sundari Devi; Sri Someshwara Swamy; SriUma Maheshwara Swamy; Sri Mahisasura Mardhani Devi; Sri Anjaneya SahithaKasivisweswara Swamy and Kotilingalu. SUB-TEMPLES Sri Bheemeshwaralayam; Sri Baddi LOCATED IN Pochamma Temple; Sri Nagareshwaralayam; VEMULAWADA Sri Mandapa Anjaneya Swamy Temple;] Sri TOWN: Uppugadda Anjaneya Swamy Temple; Sri Kedareshwaralayam; Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple & Sri Maha Lakshmi Temple. ADOPTED TEMPLES: Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Nampelli village of Vemulawada Mandal in Karimnagar District; Sri Seetharama Swamy Temple, Mamidipelli village of Konaravpet Mandal in Karimnagar district; Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temple, Narayanapur village in Karimnagar district; Sri Chandra Mouleshwara Swamy Temple, Parlapally village in Karimnagar district & Sri Venkateshwaralayam, Sirole village in Warangal district. DETAILS OF SEVAS: 1. Kode Mrokkubadi [Rs.100/-] 2. Prathyeka Kode Mrokkubadi [Rs.200/-] 3. Rudrabhisekam [Rs.600/- & Rs.200/-] 4. Anna Puja [Rs.600/- & Rs.150/-] 5. Nithya Kalyanam [Rs.1000/-] 6. Kumkuma Puja [Rs.150/-] 7. Sri Sathyanarayana Vratham[Rs.400/-] 8. Maha Lingarchana [Rs.1000/-] 9. Pallaki Seva [Rs.200/-] 10. Pedda Seva [Rs.350/-] 11. Akula Puja [Rs.600/- & Rs.100/-] 12. Maha Puja [Rs.250/-] FREE ANNAPRASADAM: Sri Raja Rajeshwara Nithyannadana Scheme was launched in the year 1990. Donations received from the devotees /philanthropists are made fixed deposits and the interest accruing thereon is utilized for providing free meals to the devotees. Monday 500 Nos. Friday 400 Nos. Other days 200 Nos. SRI RAJA RAJESHWARA CANTEEN: Devasthanam with a view to provide meals to the pilgrims at affordable rate launched Canteen in the year 2008. In the canteen pilgrims are provided with full meals [[Rice; Curry; Pappu; Chatni; Sambar & Curd] @ Rs.25/- per head Canteen is run from 11.00 A.M. to 2.00 P.M. & 7.00 P.M. to 10.00 P.M. Sl. No. Name of the choultry No. of rooms Rent per day Rs. A.C. rooms 1. Rajeshwarapuram choultry 04 750-00 2. Sri Nandeeshwara Complex 56 750-00 A.C. Suits 3. Nandeeshwara Complex 08 2000-00 4. Sri Ammavari Guest House 08 1000-00 A.C. Cottages 5. Sri Bheemeshwara Guest House 02 2000-00 Non-AC Rooms 5 Rajeshwarapuram choultry 27 350-00 6. Parvathipuram choultry 88 200-00 7. Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Complex 88 250-00 8. Sri Nandeeshwara Complex 112 350-00 9. Sivapuram choultry 46 150-00 10. Sankarapuram choultry 58 50-00 Total 497 DETAILS OF ACCOMMODATION: OTHER INSTITUTIONS Sri Raja Rajeshwara Sanskrit Pathasala at MAINTAINED BY Vemulawada; Sri Raja Rajeshwara Sanskrit DEVASTHANAM: Kalashala at Vemulawada and Sri Raja Rajeshwara Ubhaya Vedantha Sanskrit Pathasala at Karimnagar Bharat Gat Agency PROPERTIES: LANDS: Total Extent of Land: Ac 22.99 [The entire land is owned by Devasthanam. No lease] Particulars of Properties No. Of shops Amount/rent SHOPS 121 1,93,88,645/- LICENCES 9 14,94,82,348/- Total 16,88,70,993/- AMENITIES TO THE PILIGRIMS:  Supply Drinking Water through coolers and packet  Pendals in 2 lacks Sq. Ft. Area  Public Toilets  Free Anna Prasadam  Free Darshanam  subsidized Meals  Accommodation  Generators  Sanitation  Q – Lines  Parking Facilities  Clock Rooms