predominantly a Saiva kshetra of immense spiritual eminence, and a centre of
pilgrimage this temple town is deemed a hallowed haven for a wide variety of
Hindu gods of many denominations like Nageswara alayam. Kedareswara aalayam,
Kanakadurga aalayam, Nrisimha aalayam, Sitladevi aalayam
etc. Each has a legendary back ground and does not lag behind the other either
in popularity or enshrining adorable deity. It is a veritable Hari-Hara-Sakti
kshetra throbbing with spiritual activities round the year at it. Its tourist
appeal is not inferior too.
the many, the temple of Sitala Devi, popularly known as Baddipochamma deserves
space and ardent worship. There are two independent temples in the same campus
and enshrining the self same goddess Sitala Devi, but there is a discernable
difference in the archamurtis. The temple being ancient is vast in dimensions and
majestic with elegant sculpture. It faces west and is said to have been built by
Baddige Bhupal, a feudatory of great renown. The august icon of Sitala Devi
enshrined in the garbha grisha is made of granite and grand to look at with
hands adorned with sword and anaatra. Her facial features are masterly chiselled
and elevate the viewers at first sight itself. And the other granrtie icon
installed in a pretty shrine outside, but in the prakara itself is a Chaturbhuja
Devi. She is comparatively less benign, but grand, inviting reverent attention.
She holds in her four hands, Trisula, Fire-pot, dhamaru and broom and is
consonance with her fierce a sect. She is receiving Agamic puja regularly.
lies 25km of Karimnagar, the district head quarters town of Andhra Pradesh
connected by bus.