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Raikal is located in Telangana
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°54′N 78°48′E / 18.9°N 78.8°E / 18.9; 78.8Coordinates: 18°54′N 78°48′E / 18.9°N 78.8°E / 18.9; 78.8
Country  India
State Telangana
District Karimnagar
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 505460
Telephone code +8724
Vehicle registration AP-15
Nearest city Jagtial korutla
Lok Sabha constituency Nizamabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Jagtial

Raikal (రాయికల్) is the mandal (sub-district) headquarters and a small town in Karimnagar District, Telangana, India comprising 20 villages.[1] Raikal is about 65 km from the district headquarters Karimnagar.


Agriculture is the main occupation of the people. Rice, corn, turmeric, chilli are typically grown. Dairy, poultry and goat farming are the upcoming industries. There is much horticulture, with many mangoes being produced in and around this region. Though there are other business such as weaving and sawmill as well, many people live on rolling the beedis; which is a popular occupation for the housewives in this region. A large class of workmen migrate to Arab countries as unemployment is high in this region.


This small town has historical significance for two things. The first is the ancient temple of Kesavanatha Swamy which was built in the 13th century by the Kakatiya dynasty. This temple's idol is Panchamukhalingeswara Swamy (Lord Siva with five faces) which is believed to be one of the only two existing, the other being at Varanasi. The second attraction is the annual Bhimanna Jatara (Hindu festival) held for 3 days during January - March. Dussera is celebrated in a big way with many people gathering at the "Jambi" near the shivaji statue, which is at the perimeter of the town. Bathukamma/Boddamma, a festival typical to Telangana region grandly celebrated every year with mainly ladies and girls singing and dancing hymns about Goddess Lakshmi.

A newly constructed Ayyappa temple (Ch.N.V.Krishnarao) is attracting lots of devotees. The Ayyappa temple resembles that of the Sabarimala temple. There is also a Saibaba Temple very close to Raikal. The famous Holy Temple in Raikal is Chennakesava Swamy Aalayam, and is located near Sri Saraswathi Shishumandir.


There are educational institutes in raikal

  1. ZPSS Itikial
  2. Model School Itikial
  3. Pragathi high school
  4. z p s s bhupathipoor
  5. Govt. high school (boys & girls)
  6. Viveka vardhini high school
  7. Vishwashathi Public School
  8. Kerala English medium school
  9. Wisdom school
  10. Krishnaveni talent school
  11. saadhana vidhyalayam
  12. Sri Sarswathi Shisumandir
  13. Sri Vidyabarathi High School
  14. Sri Chakra High School
  15. z p s s kothapet


  1. Pranuthi Jr. College
  2. Government Jr. College
  3. Gnanodaya Degree College
  4. Srinidhi jr. college
  5. Sriarunodaya Degree College

Cable tv networks[edit]

  1. Sai Siti Cable 9666719991
  2. Srinivasa Siti cable

Famous Photo Studios[edit]

  1. Madhu Photo Studio
  2. Sri venkateswara Photo Studio


  1. Gudi Kota Devalayam
  2. Ayyappa Swamy Devalayam
  3. Shivalayam
  4. Bhimmanna Aalayam
  5. Hanuman Devalayam
  6. Markandeya Devalayam


  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Retrieved 2007-05-29.