Keesaragutta Temple

Keesaragutta Temple Timings, History, Pooja details and Route

Keesaragutta Temple History

Earlier, Keesaragutta was called by Kesaragiri. As per the folklore, Lord Rama thought of installing Siva on top of this hill to get rid of Brahma Hatya (Sin of killing the demon King Ravana, a Brahmin). He instructed Hanuman to bring Siva Linga from Varanasi. As the auspicious time was approaching Sri Rama prayed Lord Siva who self-manifested here in Linga form. Hanuman prayed Lord Siva and brought 101 Siva Linga. Hanuman disappointed on seeing the installed Linga and threw 101 Linga over the hill in disappointment. Even today,  one can see the Linga’s spreading across the hill.  Rama named the hill the hill as Kesaragiri after Hanuman. As the time passes by Kesaragiri turned into Keesaragutta. Hanuman after realising his mistake installed one Linga to the left of the main deity.

The main deity is called by Rama Lingeswara Swamy. Sivaratri festival will be celebrated in a grand for 5 days. Temple will be crowded heavily during Karthika Masam. Special Poojas will be performed during Sravana Masam. Rudrabhishekam and Mahanyasa Rudrabhishekam will be performed daily.

From the inscriptions, it is known that Vishnu Kundina Kings ruled this region during 4th and 7th century AD.

Keesaragutta Temple Timings

TimingsPooja Name
6:00 am – 6:30 amSuprabhatha Seva
6:30 am – 7:30 amMahanyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam
7:45 amAarti
8:00 am – 12:45 pmAbhishekam
1:00 pm – 3:00 pmTemple remains clsoed
3:00 pm – 7:00 pmDarshan, Abhishekam
7:00 pm – 7:30 pmAarti Aarti

How to reach Keesaragutta Temple?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad which is 68 km away.

By Train

  1. Temple can be reached from Hyderabad station which is 29 km away.

By Road

  1. The direct bus is available from Hyderabad bus station to the temple with good frequency. It is 35 km from Hyderabad station.

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