Sri Veerabhadreshwara Temple - Humnabad - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Bidar): 51 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Between Bidar & Basavakalya

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: If you are visiting Basavakalyan from Bidar, you can visit this place with 30 minutes effort.

At a distance of 2 km from Humnabad Railway Station and 51 km from Bidar, Sri Veerabhadreshwara temple is a famous pilgrimage center situated at Humnabad.

Sri Veerabhadreshwara Temple was built by Raja Ramachandra Jadhav in 1725. Dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra, another form of Lord Shiva, this temple is famous for its moving pillar. The idol in the sanctum is very magnificent. The temple has two tall lamp pillars about 50 feet high.

According to Mythology, Veerabhadra is a super being created by the wrath of Rudra (Shiva), after Sati, consort of Shiva, self-immolated in the Yagna. Veerabhadra is one of the primary deities of Veerashaiva Lingayat, Pancham-acharyas mainly from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

An annual seven-day Veerabhadreshwara Jatra is held in January/February. At this time, this ancient temple of Lord Veerabhadreshwara attracts lakhs of tourists.

Timings: 7 AM - 11 AM and 4 PM - 8 PM.