Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple
Historical | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 1.5 km from Vemulawada Bus Stand, 0.5 km from Sri Raja Rajeshwara Temple(Vemulawada Temple), Sri Bhimeshwara Swamy Temple is one of the most important temples in Vemulawada.
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple belongs to 9th century CE. It was built by Chalukya king Bhaddega during 850-895 CE. The temple is surrounded by a massive stone compound. This temple boasts wonderful is architecture. Built in the Nagara style, the temple is built on a raised platform with a mukhamandapa, an entrance hall and a Sanctum Sanctorum. The raised platform has a variety of rich carvings of Siva, Dasavataras and the Panchatantra stories.
Inside the mukhamandapa the four central pillars are taller than the rest of the pillars. The central pillar is a huge and massive one and the base of which contains extensive relief work on four sides that include Swans, Apsarasas, Elephants, etc. In the sanctum sanctorum houses a large Shiva Lingam with 3 feet diameter.
Every year at the time of Maha Shiva Rathri devotees in large numbers attend this temple while visitng Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple.
Timings: 6 AM - 12:30 PM and 3 PM - 7:30 PM. Photography is not allowed inside the temple.