Historic Sri Veerabhadra Swamy temple is in the Kuravi mandal of the Mahabubabad district in Telangana State, India. This temple is dedicated to Lord Veerabhadra swamy,who is fierce looking Diety with three eyes and ten hands.
According to local lore, the Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy temple was said to have been built during 900 AD by Bheema Raju of Vengi Chalukya dynasty. Later the renovation of temple was taken up by Kakatiya ruler Betharaju I.
The reference of this temple has also made by the famous traveller ‘Marko-Poli’ as it stood as the capital of Vengi Chalukya Dynasty.
As Kakatiya kings were known to be followers of Lord Shiva, they constructed several temples across the empire and improved those already existed.
Peddacheruvu is spread over on 100 acres of land and is just one kilometer to the historic Lord Veerabhadra Swamy temple. It has got excellent potential for development into a tourist spot.
Kuravi is unique for its culture. Lord Veera Bhadra Swami and Bhadrakali temple is famous in temple. So many Tribel and non-tribel people comes to temple to get blessings of the god. Maha siva rathiri festival is biggest event in Kuravi. Other festivals people celebrate in Kuravi are “Bathukamma”, “Bonalu”, etc. Villages under Kuravi mainly depend on crops like cotton and chilli.Every monday there will be a big cattle fair(angadi)in the village.Farmers from all places comes to purchase and sell their cattles.
About Sri Veera Bhadra Swamy
The Eldest son of Lord Shiva is Shri Shri Shri Veerabhadra swamy. His brothers are kala Bhairavar, Ganapathy, Karthikeyan and Swami Iyappan. The ultimate destroyer of ego.
History of the Temple
This temple is believed to be constructed by the famous ruler ‘Bheema Raju’ of Vengi Chalukya Dynasty and renovated by the Kakatiya ruler ‘Betharaju-I. The reference of this temple has also made by the famous traveller ‘Marko-Poli’ as it stood as the capital of Vengi Chalukya Dynasty. The presiding diety is Lord Veerabhadra swamy is fierce looking Diety with three eyes and ten hands. The annual jathra Brahmotsavams will be celebrated during the mahasivarathri Festival.