Keesaragutta temple is also known as Keesara Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy temple and is located in the Keesaragutta Mandal that was built before the 4th century. This temple is just 40 km away from Hyderabad city.
The main temple of Lord Shiva was constructed on Samadhi of Shri Prabhu in granite. There are five stares gopuram built on the entrance of this ancient temple. The main idol of the Keesaragutta temple is Lord Shiva in the form of Shiva Linga avatar and worshipped with the name of Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy
The temple is believed to have existed from Threthayuga. The traditional literature says that Sri Rama visited this place after killing Ravanasura and desire to install 101 shiva lingams at this sacred place and accordingly directed.
Keesaragutta Ramalingeswara Temple Timings:
Morning: 6:00 AM to 12:45 PM
Afternoon: 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Keesaragutta Temple Daily Sevas And Pooja Timings:
Suprabatha Seva: 6 AM to 06.30 AM
Mahayana Poorvaka Rudrabhishekam: 6.30 AM to 07.30 AM
Maha Aarathi: 7.45 AM
Abhishekams: 8:00 AM to 12.45 PM
Aarathi, Mahanivedana, Dwarabandhanam: 12.45 PM to 1:00 PM
Archana and Abhishekams: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Nivedana, Mantra Pushpam, Aarathi, and Pavalipu Seva: 7:00 PM to 7.30 PM
Keesaragutta Ramalingeswara History:
Legends and folklore claim that Sri Rama instilled the Shiva Lingam here to purify himself of the sin of killing Ravana, who was a Brahman. He chose this picturesque valley surrounded by hills and abundant greenery for this purpose and ordered Lord Hanuman to procure a Shivlingam from Varanasi. Lord Hanuman was unfortunately late in arriving with the Lingam and as the auspicious hour approached, Lord Shiva himself appeared before Sri Rama and presented him with a Sivilingam for installation. Thus the lingam came to be known as Swayambhu Linga. It is also renowned as Ramalingeswara since Lord Sri Rama himself installed the lingam. Lord Hanuman was said to have returned with 101 Lingams for selection from Varanasi and felt resentful at not having his Lingam placed. He hence threw them all over the area owing to which even this day several lingams are found strewn over the place outside the temple. To appease Lord Hanuman, Sri Rama said that the hillock where the Lingam was installed would bear the name Kesarigiri i.e., Hanuman, the son of Kesari. Lord Rama also stated that precedence would be given to the worship of Lord Hanuman.
Keesaragutta Temple Deities:
Lord Subramanya Swamy Valli and Devaney
Sri Rama, Sita, Lakshmana and Hanuman
Maha Lakshmi Devi
Keesaragutta Temple Seva Details:
Sri Satyanarayana Vratham
Upa Devalayam / Sri Swamivari Archana
Kunmuma Archana Ammavarlaku
Mahaansya purvaka Abhishakam
Swami Vaari Kalyanam
Nandhi Mandapa Abhishakam
Vehicles Pooja Scooter / Two Wheeler / Lorry / Bus / Tractor / Car / Auto
Keesaragutta Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple Festivals:
Sri Rama Navami
Karthika Masam Abhishekam is the special pooja in this temple.
How to Reach Keesaragutta Shiva Temple Festivals:
The nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi international airport which is 42 km away from the temple.
Keesara is 35 km from Hyderabad. Hence, one can easily get bus services to get to Keesaragutta Ramalingeswara Swamy temple from Hyderabad.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is Bolarum railway station Junction which is 18 km away from a temple.
Keesara Gutta Temple Address:
Sri Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple,
Telangana – 501301.