Shivaratri is a major festival at Vemulawada Rajarajeshwara Swamy temple in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, Shivaratri date is February 24 and the Shivratri Jathara will be celebrated on February 23, 24 and February 25.
Shivaratri Jatara or a fair is celebrated here in this temple for 3 days, starting on the day before Shivaratri and ends on the day after the festival. Temple committee and authorities are expecting more than 5 lakh devotees during the celebrations of Shivratri.
‘Kode Kattadam or donating a bullock to the temple authorities is the main ritual observed by thousands of devotees during Shivaratri. Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam, Sri Gita Jayanti, and Sharan Navratri are other major festivals in this temple.
Every Monday, a large number of devotees participate in ‘Annabhishekam ritual to Lord Shiva. Goddess Rajarajeshwari Devi is the consort of the presiding deity of Vemulawada temple.
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In 2016, Shivaratri date is March 7 and the Shivratri Jathara will be celebrated on March 6, 7 and 8.
In 2014, Shivaratri date was February 27 and the Shivratri Jathara was celebrated on February 26, 27 and 28.
In 2013, Shivaratri date was March 10 and the Shivratri Jathara was celebrated on 9, 10 & 11 March 2013.