Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy
Sri Veerabhadra Swamy
The Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple located in the temple village of Kuravi in Mahabubabad district. The temple houses Veerabhadra Swamy, an incarnation of the Hindu God Shiva, along with his consort Shri Bhadrakali as its presiding deity. Veerabhadra Swamy is also known as Koriveeranna amongst the locals.
Given the legend that inspires his creation, Veerabhadra is represented as having an angry face, three eyes and several hands. The hands are shown wielding multiple weapons to vent fury on the world to avenge the death of Sati.
The Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy temple is said to have been built by Bheema Raju (during 900 A.D.). He belonged to the Vengi Chalukyan dynasty. When governance passed into the hands of the Kakatiyan dynasty, Betharaju –I took up the work of renovating the temple complex.
The festival which attracts the maximum number of footfalls in the Kuravi Veera Bhadra Swamy Temple is the Mahasivratri Brahmothsavam festival. This is one of the biggest festivals to be celebrated in Kuravi. It celebrates the celestial wedding of Sri Veerabhadra Swamy and his consort Sri Bhadrakali. The temple during this time is a treat to watch. The whole area is decorated and decked up. The Brahmothsavam celebrations are held for 16 days. Devotees arrive in huge numbers to participate in the large scale celebrations. They observe Jagaram to commemorate this holy union and seek blessings from the Gods.
People suffering from chronic disease, childless couples and those aspiring to get married make a beeline to the historic Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple.
Kuravi is located 11 km away from Mahabubabad and is easily accessible from the town. Tourists can avail a host of transport options ranging from auto rickshaws to luxury buses in order to access the temple. Kuravi, also known as Korvi. One can use the accommodation provided by Kuravi Temple Devasthanam which are in the range Rs.150 to Rs.300.
Mahabubabad city is just 9 km from here. All the train going from Hyderabad and Warangal to Khammam go via Mahabubabd. One can get down at Mahabubabad and catch a public bus or shared autos or Jeep. Journey time from Mahabubabad to Kuravi is just 15-20 min.
Distance from Warangal is 85 Kms, distance from Khammam is 41 Kms and distance from Hyderabad is 210 Kms.
- Morning 4:15 AM To 01:00 PM & Evening 3:00 PM To 8:00 PM
- Contact Person:
Kuravi Devasthanam Administration
- Contact Number:
08719 277232 and 9491000704