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Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple at Kuravi near Warangal

Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is dedicated to Veerabhadra, also known as Veerabhadra Swami, who is one of the Shiva Ganas. The temple is located at Kuravi which is about 11 km from Mahabubabad or Manukota in Warangal District. The temple is also dedicated to Goddess Bhadra Kali – thus it is also referred as Kuravi Bhadrakali Sametha Veerabhadra Swamy Temple.

The deity worshipped in the temple is the Ugra Roopa or fierce form of Veerabhadra. The deity has three eyes and 10 hands.

Veerabhadra appeared from single strand of hair thrown by Shiva on hearing about the death of Goddess Sati. Veerabhadra then annihilated Daksha’s army and destroyed Daksha yajna.

The Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy Temple finds mention in the travelogue of Marco Polo. The temple was built by Bheema Raju of Vengi Chalukya Dynasty and renovated by the Kakatiya ruler Betharaju – I.

The most important festivals in the temple are Mahashivaratri, Bathukamma and Nonalu.

The most important offerings in the temple are water and Bilva leaves.

When Veerabhadra is worshipped as an independent he is considered as the eldest son of Shiva.

The shrine is open from 4:15 AM to 7:30 PM.

In a week, the most important date in the temple is Monday.