District Profile

Rajanna Sircilla District has been carved out of erstwhile Karimnagar district. It is surrounded by Karimnagar, Kamareddy and Siddipet districts. The district is spread over an area of 2,030.89 square kilometres and according to 2011 Census of India, the district has a population of 546,121.

The district has one revenue division and 13 mandals, with its headquarters located at Sircilla town, popularly known as Textile town due to the presence of large number of power looms and processing units. A Textile Park established near Sircilla town is being developed as a mega textile zone. Maneru, a tributary of Godavari, passes through the district.

Vemulawada is hoem to one of the famous temples devoted to Lord Shiva in the state of Telangana. Popularly called as Dakshina Kasi, the devotees at this temple worship the presiding deity, Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy. The temple complex is also home to Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi temple and also a holy idol of Sri Laxmi Sahitha Sidhi Vinayaka. The main presiding deity here is also fondly called as Rajanna. The temple is thronged by thousands of devotees during festivals especially Shivarathri and other auspicious occasions. Rock cut inscriptions found in and around Vemulawada Temple establish the historical importance of this place which was the capital of the Vemulawada Chalukyas, from 750 AD to 973AD.

Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple situated at Nampally Gutta near Vemulawada is another noted holy shrine that attracts many devotees. The Sircilla Textile Park at Baddenapally, representing the evolution of the textile industry is a huge attraction. Lower Maner Dam with its scenic beauty is a popular picnic spot.