Raikode Veerabhadreshwara Swamy
Lord Veerabhadra Swamy & Goddess Bhadrakali
Sri Bhadrakali sametha Veerabhadra Swamy temple is a famous temple situated in Raikode village of Zaheerabad mandal in Sangareddy district.
This temple is dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra Swamy and Goddess Bhadrakali. Sri Veerabhadra swamy’s idol in main temple is one of its kind with 6.5 feet tall, 6 feet width blissful and divine appearance.
The amazing specialty about Raikode Veerabhadra swamy temple is in the way holy deity appears in three different forms as Bala Veerabhadra in the morning, Yavvana Veerabhadra in the noon and Vruddha Veerabhadra in the evenings representing various phases of life in a day span, to bless his devotees. Main deities of the temple Veerabhadra swamy and Badhrakali maata are carved on the single stone (Eka shila) depicting the strong bond one should have with the family.
As per sthala purana, Sri Badhrakali sametha Veerabhadra swamy temple was built during reigns of Vijayanagara dynasty i.e., 14th -15th centuries. While transferring the idol from Rayalaseema (Where it is carved out) to Karnataka-Maharashtra border, people carrying the idol on the carts decided to have a break to get refresh, in the premise of Sri Mallikarjuna swamy temple near Raikode village. When they tried to resume the journey, the cart carrying Sri Veerabhadra swamy idol did not move at all, they tried without any success. After a while as it was getting dark in the evening, they decided to stay there rest of the night and planned to resume the journey next day morning. It is said that, Sri Veerabhadra swamy did appear in dreams of these people carrying the idol and also two few of the villagers, and expressed his will to reside in the location forever. With the blessings of Sri Veerabhadra swamy, people in the region constructed a temple around the place - where swamy himself decided to stay and bless his devotees.
Mahashivaratri festival is grandly celebrated here. Every year in the month of March/April a big Jatara Mahotsavam is held here which attracts the huge crowd of devotees from the surrounding villages, cities and from Karnataka and Maharashtra.
On the day of Amavasya, devasthanam provides anna prasadam – free meal to all the pilgrims.
During this Jatara, Kusti (wrestling game) competition will be conducted by the temple trust board and prizes will be given to the winners.
Hotels and lodges are available in Zaheerabad city which is just 18 kms from here. This temple is 100 kms from the state capital Hyderabad.
Devasthanam provides accommodation facility on per day rent basis for those who would like stay for a day or two. Small hotels are available near the temple.
Please visit the temple's website for more information.
Raikode village is just 3 kms from Nizampet-Bidar highway road. Zaheerabad is the nearest city to Raikode village.
Zaheerabad Bus Station 27 kms and Zahirabad railway station 28 kms from here. Buses and private transport is available from the city.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad is 127 kms to this temple.
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