Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy

Temple History

Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam is one of the very old and powerful ones devoted to Lord Shiva, popularly known as Dakshina Kashi. The shrine deserves a special mention in terms of its architectural grandeur and spiritual sanctity and is one of the famous Shivate Temples in Telangana State. Existence of this shrine is lost in the mists of antiquity and even Puranas mention the existence of the Deity. The presiding Deity – Lord Raja Rajeshwara in the form of “Neela Lohitha Siva Lingam is known for his boundless benevolence in fulfilling the wishes of the devotees.
This Shrine is popularly known as ‘Dakshina Kasi’ [Southern Banaras] and also as “Harihara Kshetram” for their being two Vaisnava Temples in main Temple complex i.e., Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple & Sri Seetharama Chandra Swamy Temple and Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy is Kesthra Palaka of this Temple being consecrated with Pujas/ festive rituals [both Shivate & Vaisnavate festivals] and Sreerama Navami is the 2nd major festival in this temple.
A Dargah within the precincts of the temple stands as an ample evidence for religious tolerance.
Sthalapuranam: Bhavishyothara Purana mentions that the Sun-God [Surya Bhagavan] recovered from disability by praying at the shrine here and so this shrine is termed “Bhaskara Kshethram”. And, Indra- the King of Astadikpalaka by devoutly worshipping Lord Sri Raja Rajeshwara-the presiding deity of the shrine, purified himself from Brahmahatya Dosham.

Further, It is said that during 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 by virtue of killing Muniputra accidentally, by taking bath in Dharmagundam [Pushkarni] but also seen Lord Sri Raja Rajeshwara 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 Pushkarni.
Other deities in the temple are Shri Dakshina Murthy, Shri Valli Devasena Sametha Subramanya Swamy, Shri Bala Tripura Sundari Devi, Shri Someshwaralayam, Shri Uma Maheshwaralayam, Shri Mahisasura Mardhani, Kotilinga, and Shri Kala Bhairava Swamy.


Additional Information

Temple committee is maintaining Choultry's (Parvathipuram choultry, Lakshmi Ganapathi complex,Rajeshwarapuram choultry, Nandeeshwara complex etc., ) and Dormitory Type Halls for the pilgrims accommodation at a nominal price. Temple is offering Nithyannadanam for the pilgrims. Mahasivarathri Jathra is a very major and notified festival in this Devasthanam.

This temple is 34.2Km Karimnagar City, 47.1 from Siddipet, 12.6Km from Siricilla, 68Km from Kamareddy and 111Km from Kazipet-Warangal Station. We can reach from Hyderabad via Siddipet.
  • Darshanm: 4.00AM to 9.00PM, Nishikala Puja: 9.00 PM to 10.00 PM, Pavalimpu Seva: 10.00 PM to 10.20 PM
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: 08723 – 236018, 08723 – 236043, 236040