Sri Veerabadrar temple is located in Rayachoti, in the district of Kadapa, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The presiding deity of this temple is Veerabadra and procession deity is Kalyana Veerabadra Swamy plus the Mother Goddesses is Badrakali.
The holy spring is the Mandavya Theertham and the holy tree is Bilwa. The temple is nearly 500 years old. The pooja type followed in this particular temple is known as Veera Saiva Agama. In the texts and scriptures, the place name is mentioned as Rajaveedu.
The important festivals associated with this temple are Tirukarthikai in November-December, Amavasya and purnima days plus Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March.
A devotee who prays to the Lord gets blessed with job opportunities and children. A large number of devotees pray to this Lord for the removal of obstacles marriage affairs, to education, etc. The temple is normally open in the morning hours and evening hours only but during the festivals and auspicious days, is opened for long hours.
It is to be noted that in the month of March, for five days, the rays of Sun fall on Lord Veerabadra. It is really amazing wonder in this temple.
According to the temple priest, “The rays fall on the feet of the Lord on the first day and go upward each day and touch the face on the fifth day”. Devotees pray for peace of mind without any type of confusion in personal and professional life and for fearlessness. Devotees from nook and corner of Andhra Pradesh visit this temple.