Keesara Gutta Ramalingeswara Devasthanam
Located in the Keesara village, Keesaragutta Temple also called as Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple is a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the Shiv lingam in this temple was installed by Lord Hanuman. Situated on the top of a hill in the Rangareddy district, the temple was constructed during Chalukyan Empire reign.
According to the legends, Sri Rama wanted to install a Siva lingam here to relieve himself from the sin of killing Ravana, a Brahmin. Lord Rama ordered Hanuman to bring Shiv Lingam from Varanasi. However, Hanuman became late and Lord Rama installed another Shiva Lingam as the auspicious hour was nearing. Hence the lingam in the temple came to be called as Ramalingeswara. Hanuman arrived from Varanasi with 101 lingams and he felt sad for not being...View more
able to fulfill his Lord’s wish. He threw the Shiv Lingams in the area. Seeing Hanuman’s sadness, Rama told that precedence would be given to Hanuman at the temple. Rama also told that the hill would bear Hanuman’s name ‘Kesarigiri’ that is son of Kesari. Later it changed to Keesara and at present known as Keesaragutta.
The Temple has several scattered Shiva lingams in the Compound. The main temple has a huge statue of Hanuman, Yaga shala and Prayer hall. The temple also houses the shrines of Lord Ganapathy, Lord Subramanya with Valli Devanay.
Timings : 06:00 AM – 12:45 PM and from 03:00 PM – 07:30 PM
Avoid shorts and skirts while visiting temple
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Keesara Gutta Ramalingeswara Devasthanam,Keesara Gutta, Hyderabad, Telangana-501301
Keesara is about 35 kms from Hyderabad. APSRTS offers bus services from Jubilee Bus Station, Secunderabad and Imliban bus station and Koti.
The nearest railway station to Keesaragutta Temple is Bolarum railway station Junction which is 18 Km away from the temple.
The nearest airport to Keesaragutta Temple is Rajiv Gandhi International airport, Hyderabad which is 42 Km away from the temple.
Sri Rama Navami, Hanuman Jayanti, Mahashivratri, Shiva kalyanam and Ramalingheshwara Brahmotsavam.