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Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Rayachoti, Kadapa

Sri Veerabadra Swamy Temple is situated in Rayachoti, in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. The primary deity of this shrine is Veerabadra (Lord Shiva) and festival deity is Kalyana Veerabadra Swamy plus the Mother Goddesses is Badrakali. In the texts and scriptures, the scared spot name is cited as Rajaveedu.

The sacred spring is the Mandavya Theertham. The pooja type followed in this particular shrine is called as Veera Saiva Agama. The sacred tree is Vilwa. The temple is about 500 years old.

A devotee who prays to the Lord gets blessed with job opportunities and children. A large number of ardent followers plus admirers pray to this Lord for the removal of obstacles marriage affairs, to education, etc.

The important festivals associated with this shrine are Tirukarthikai in November-December, Shivarathri day plus Masi Brahmmotsavam in February-March. The shrine 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 remembered that in the month of March, for five days, the rays of Sun fall on Lord Veerabadra. Ardent followers plus admirers pray for peace of mind without any type of confusion in personal and professional life and for fearlessness. Ardent followers plus admirers from different parts of Andhra Pradesh visit this shrine. It is really amazing wonder in this shrine. As per the shrine 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”.

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