Keesaragutta Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva and his wife Parvati in the Medchal-Malkajgiri region of Telangana, India.Keesaragutta Temple is roughly 30 kilometres from Hyderabad and 12 kilometres from ECIL. It is situated on a small hill. Thousands of devotees come to the temple during the Maha Shivaratri festival during the Kartika month of the Hindu calendar.
Keesaragutta Temple Story:
According to legend, Rama placed the lingam here to atone for the sin of killing Ravana, a brahmin by birth but a demon by nature. He chose this magnificent valley surrounded by hills and luscious greenery for the occasion and sent Hanuman to carry a lingam from Varanasi, Shiva’s favourite site. Hanuman was late in delivering the lingam, and as the auspicious hour approached, Shiva himself appeared before Rama and gave him a lingam for installation. As a result, the lingam in the temple is known as a Swayambhu Linga. It is also known as Ramalingeswara since Rama installed the lingam.
Hanuman returned from Varanasi with 101 lingams for selection and was irritated that his lingam had not been erected. As a result, he hurled them all over the place. Even now, many lingams may be discovered dispersed around the temple’s grounds. To this day, these lingams are worshipped alongside the lingam in the temple’s sanctum.
To appease Hanuman, Rama decreed that he would be given priority for temple worship. He also stated that the hill where the lingam would be put would be named Kesarigiri, which means Hanuman, the son of Kesari. It has been popularly altered over time and is now known as Keesara and the hill as Keesaragutta. Since then, the rites have followed Rama’s command.
Keesaragutta Temple Timings:
The Keesaragutta Temple Timings are:
6:00 am – 12:45 pm
3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Keesara Temple Pooja TImings:
Suprabatha Seva – 6 am to 6:30 am
Mahayana Poorvaka Rudrabhishekam – 6:30 am to 7:30 am
Maha Aarathi – 7:45 am
Abhishekam – 8 am to 12:45 pm
Archana & Abhishekam – 3 pm to 7 pm
Nivedana, Aarathi, Mantra Pushpam & Pavalimpu Seva – 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Keesaragutta Temple Archana Seva Information and Ticket Prices:
Sri Satyanarayana Vratham (Except Pooja material & Pooja) – 75/-
Navagraha Pooja/Archana – 75/-
Special Archana – 58/-
Upa Devalayam / Sri Swamivari Archana – 21/-
Kunmuma Archana Ammavarlaku – 21/-
Kasha Khandana – 10/-
Keesaragutta Temple Accommodation: Private Residency hotels, lodges, and resorts are provided. Telangana Tourism’s Haritha Hotel was opened near the shrine.
Festivals at Keesaragutta temple:
- Karthika Masam
- Sri Rama Navami
How to reach Keesaragutta temple:
By Train: The distance between Ghatkesar Railway Station and Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Devasthanam is around 15 kilometres, and there are several buses and local auto rickshaws available to Keesaragutta.
By Road: There are numerous private and state-owned buses that travel to and from Hyderabad, as well as numerous local buses, taxis, and cars.
Keesaragutta Temple Location:
Keesaragutta, Medchal District,
Telangana 501301, India
90002 77444, 8418202200
Other Famous Temples in Telangana:
Mellacheruvu Shivalayam Temple
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