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Keesaragutta Temple

Keesaragutta Temple

If you are planning to visit temples of Lord Shiva near Hyderabad or if you are planning for weekend trip for scenic beauty and peaceful environment, then Keesaragutta will be the perfect spot for you. So we have written an article on Keesaragutta Temple which covers topics like History, Accommodation, Timings, Route Map, Contact Number, Images, Abhishekam Timings, etc.

Location: Keesara, Medchal District
Main Deity: Lord Shiva
State: Telangana
Country: India

About

Keesaragutta Temple is located in Keesara village. It is also called Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple, it is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his companions Bhavani and Siva Durga. Located on the top of a hill in the Medchal district, this temple attracts a large number of worshipers every day. Also known for its architectural significance, this temple is a great place to visit for a weekend in Hyderabad. It is about 30 km from Hyderabad and 12 km from ECIL. It is located on a small hill. The temple attracts up to lakhs of devotees on Shivaratri and Karthika Masam.

Address

Keesara Gutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, 501301, India

Contact Number

+91 99599 94807
+91 90002 77444

Timings

The temple is open every day from 6:00 AM – 12:45 PM and 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm. The temple Remains closed from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Please note that the temple Timings may change on special occasions like Sivaratri and Karthika Masam. So contact temple authorities if needed.

Pooja Title

Suprabatha Seva starts from 6 am to 6:30 am
Mahayana Poorvaka Rudrabhishekam starts from 6:30 am to 7:30 am
Maha Aarathi starts from 7:45 am
Abhishekam starts from 8 am to 12:45 pm
Archana & Abhishekam starts from 3 pm to 7 pm
Nivedana, Aarathi, Mantra Pushpam & Pavalipu Seva starts from 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Keesara Temple Daily Archana Seva Details & Ticket Cost

Sri Satyanarayan Vratham (Except Pooja material & Pooja) will cost you Rs. 75/-
Navagraha Pooja/Archana will cost you Rs. 75/-
Special Archana will cost you Rs. 58/-
Upa Devalayam / Sri Swamivari Archana will cost you Rs. 21/-
Kunmuma Archana Ammavarlaku will cost you Rs. 21/-
Kasha Khandana will cost you Rs. 10/-

Keesara Temple Abhishekam / Kalanyam Details & Ticket Cost

Garbhalaya Abhishekam will cost you Rs. 551/-
Swami vaari Kalyanam will cost you Rs. 801/-
Mahaansya purvaka Abhishekam will cost you Rs. 801/-
Kalabhairava Abhishekam will cost you Rs. 75/-
Nandhi Mandapa Abhishekam will cost you Rs. 301/
Annaprasana will cost you Rs. 75/-
Kunmuma Archana Ammavarlaku will cost you Rs. 21/-

Please note that all the above-mentioned prices may be varied.

History

Legend

Legend has it that Sri Rama installed Siva Lingam here to atone for the sin of killing Ravana, who was a Brahmin. He choose this beautiful valley surrounded by verdant greenery and hills for this purpose and ordered Hanuman to bring a Sivlingam from Varanasi. Hanuman didnot arrive with the lingam in time and, at the approach of the right time, Lord Siva himself appeared before Sri Rama and presented a Sivilingam for installation. Hence the lingam in the temple is called Swayambhu Lingam. It is also called Ramalingeswara while Lord Sri Rama had installed the lingam.

Hanuman returned with 101 lingams for the Varanasi selection and felt aggrieved that he had not installed his lingam. From where he threw them everywhere in the region. Even to this day, several lingams are scattered everywhere outside the temple.

To soften Hanuman, Sri Rama ordered that precedence be given to him for temple worship. He also said that the mound where the lingam was installed would bear his name kesarigiri that is, Hanuman, the son of Kesari. Over a period of time, he has become familiar and is now known as Keesara and Hill as Keesaragutta. Since then, the rituals follow the command of Sri Rama.

Archaeological excavations

Exploration and Excavations were carried out by the archaeological department in the vicinity of Keesaragutta temple. Many remains of brick structures and Shiva Lingas were found on the hill north of the temple and a hillock near the water resource. The remains belonged to the reign of the Chalukyan Empire. Fortification walls, Yaga Shala and prayer halls were searched here. Some remains of Vestige and cisterns were found on the hills as an indication of Buddhism and Jainism in bloom at the same time. On October 18, 2014, twelve idols of Jain Tirthankara belong to the fourth-fifth century were found near the steps of the temple at a depth of one foot, which proves that Jainism coexisted with Hinduism in Keesaragutta at the time of Vishnukundins. 4th-5th century. but for 60 to 70 years thatakam family is working hard to develop the temple, and they are the founding trustees of the temple now.

How To Reach

Due to its proximity to the city of Hyderabad, Keesaragutta Temple is easily accessible. You can approach this sacred place of pilgrimage by road, train or plane.

By Air
If you want to fly to Keesaragutta, you can fly to Hyderabad. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is well connected to all parts of India and neighboring countries. All major planes have several daily flights to Hyderabad from major cities.

By Train
There is no rail connection to Keesara within a radius of 10 kilometers. Some small railway heads located in the nearby town of Kapra. However, it is best to approach the site on the road to the Secunderabad station, which is an important railway junction in this part of the country. Secunderabad is about 30 km from Keesara.

By Road
If you want to drive to Keesaragutta, there is nothing better than that. The site is about an hour and a half to two hours drive from the city oh Hyderabad. It is about 18 km from the ECIL X roads, on the outskirts of the city and 45 km from the main city of Hyderabad. If approaching the main town of medchal district, the road distance is about 75 km. There are also regular taxis and buses from the Jubilee bus stand and other stands in Hyderabad and nearby towns.

Keesaragutta temple distance from Hyderabad 34.1 KM

Keesaragutta Temple Route Map

For Bus

We have listed all the bus numbers that will go to Keesaragutta from Hyderabad city. We have also listed timings of the bus. Please leave us a comment if we miss any of the busses or if any correction is needed

1. The TSRTC bus with number 16A/242 strats from Secunderabad Junction and ends at Keesara guta. The first bus is at 06:30 AM and the last bus is at 07:40 PM.

2. The TSRTC bus with number 211C strats from Secunderabad Junction and ends at Keesara Bus Stop. The first bus is at 08:15 AM and the last bus is at 08:40 PM. From Keesara bus stop you have number of autos, cabs, buses to reach keesaragutta.

3. The TSRTC bus with number 242 strats from Secunderabad Junctionand ends at Keesara guta. The first bus is at 06:40 AM and the last bus is at 11:00 PM

4. The TSRTC bus with number 242G strats from Secunderabad Junction and ends at Keesara guta. The first bus is at 07:35 AM and the last bus is at 11:00 PM

5. The TSRTC bus with number 280B/K strats from Secunderabad Junction and ends at Keesara guta. The first bus is at 06:20 AM and the last bus is at 06:38 PM

6. The TSRTC bus with number 3H/242 strats from Afzalgunj Bus Stop and ends at Keesara guta. The first bus is at 07:50 AM and the last bus is at 05:40 PM

By Car

We have listed two route maps to go to Keesaragutta Temple. One of the route is via outer ring road and other one is from city. We suggest you to take outer ring road if it is near to you.

Route Map Via Outer Ring Road

Starting point: MGBS Bus Stand
Imlibun, Hyderabad, Telangana 500095

Head north-west towards NH163/NH65
36 s (99 m)

Step 1: Follow NH163 and Nehru Outer Ring Rd to ECIL – Keesara Rd in Godumakunta, Secunderabad. Take the exit from Nehru Outer Ring Rd
1 h (31.1 km)

Turn right onto NH163/NH65
Continue to follow NH163
Pass by the water (on the right)
1.4 km

Turn right to stay on NH163
Pass by Venky’s Bangalore Iyengar Bakery (on the left in 1.7 km)
3.3 km

Continue straight to stay on NH163
Pass by Furniture House (on the left in 900 m)
4.3 km

Use any lane to turn left to stay on NH163
230 m

Make a U-turn
Pass by Uppal Municipal Stadium (on the left)
290 m

Use any lane to turn left to stay on NH163
Go past the petrol station (on the left in 1.2 km)
11.9 km

Continue straight to stay on NH163
550 m

Slight left onto the slip road to Nehru Outer Ring Rd
Toll road
500 m

Keep left at the fork and merge onto Nehru Outer Ring Rd
Toll road
8.2 km

Take the exit towards ECIL – Keesara Rd
550 m

Step 2: Continue on ECIL – Keesara Rd. Take Keesara – Bommalaramaram Rd to Temple Hill Top Rd in Keesaragutta
16 min (8.1 km)

At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto ECIL – Keesara Rd
400 m

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on ECIL – Keesara Rd
Pass by Sri Sai Laxmi Ganesh Motor Servicing (on the right in 1.7 km)
2.2 km

At Ambedkar Statue, continue onto Keesara – Bommalaramaram Rd
Pass by keesara registration office (on the right in 350 m)
1.7 km

Slight right
2.8 km

Turn left towards Temple Hill Top Rd
220 m

Continue straight
270 m

Turn left onto Temple Hill Top Rd
400 m

Ending Point: Keesaragutta
Telangana 501301

Route Map From City Center

Starting Point: MGBS Bus Stand
Imlibun, Hyderabad, Telangana 500095

Head north-west towards NH163/NH65
36 s (99 m)

Step 1: Drive along Shivam Rd, Osmania University Main Rd, Moula Ali Rd, Kushaiguda Rd … and Keesara – Bommalaramaram Rd
1 h 13 min (31.0 km)

Turn right onto NH163/NH65
Continue to follow NH163
Pass by the water (on the right)
1.4 km

Turn right to stay on NH163
Pass by Venky’s Bangalore Iyengar Bakery (on the left in 1.7 km)
2.2 km

Turn left onto Shivam Rd
Pass by Maheshwari Cloth Stores (on the left in 850 m)
1.6 km

Turn right onto Osmania University Rd
Pass by Cafe Coffee Day (on the left)
500 m

Continue onto Osmania University Main Rd
Pass by Osmania University Arts College (on the left in 1.6 km)
2.0 km

Use any lane to turn slightly right to stay on Osmania University Main Rd
Pass by TSRTC Hospital (on the right in 550 m)
700 m

Turn left onto Sagar Ring Rd
Pass by Railway Degree College (on the left in 450 m)
550 m

Make a U-turn at Metro Pillar Number TMP8
Continue to follow Sagar Ring Rd
600 m

Turn left onto Tarnaka Main Rd
Pass by Sri Chaitanya Jr College (on the left in 600 m)
750 m

Continue onto Lalapet Flyover
650 m

Continue onto Lalapet Main Rd/Moula Ali Rd
Continue to follow Moula Ali Rd
800 m

Continue onto Moula Ali Flyover
1.1 km

Continue onto Moula Ali Rd
Drive along HMT Bearings (on the right for 130 m)
1.7 km

Turn right to stay on Moula Ali Rd
Pass by KJS DENTAL CARE & IMPLANT CENTER (on the left in 1.9 km)
1.9 km

At ECIL Chourastha, continue straight onto ECIL – Keesara Rd/Kushaiguda Rd
Continue to follow Kushaiguda Rd
Pass by State Bank of India (on the left)
1.4 km

Continue onto Chakripuram Rd
Pass by Axis Bank ATM (on the left)
2.0 km

Continue onto Nagaram Rd
Pass by M.Y.R Gardens Function Hall (on the right in 550 m)
850 m

At Nagaram Cross Rd, continue onto ECIL – Keesara Rd
Pass by State Bank of India ATM (on the left)
5.5 km

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on ECIL – Keesara Rd
400 m

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on ECIL – Keesara Rd
350 m

At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and stay on ECIL – Keesara Rd
2.2 km

Continue onto Keesara – Bommalaramaram Rd
1.7 km

Step 2: Drive to Temple Hill Top Rd in Keesaragutta
8 min (3.8 km)

Slight right
2.8 km

Turn left towards Temple Hill Top Rd
220 m

Continue straight
270 m

Turn left onto Temple Hill Top Rd
400 m

Ending Point: Keesaragutta
Telangana 501301

Keesaragutta accommodation

Swagath Residency Hotel

Address:
2 2 – 62 Swagath Ayyappa Society Road Sr Chambers | beside BSNL Building, Hyderabad 500018, India
1.1 km from Keesaragutta
• Free Parking
• Restaurant

Summer Green Resort

Address:
90 / A Tumkunta Village at Shameerpet | Main Road, Hyderabad 500078, India
1.0 km from Keesaragutta
• Free Parking
• Breakfast included

Mango Hotels Jupiter – Hyderabad

Address:
Gachibowli Miyapur Road | Plot No:149 & 150, at Survey No 60 & 71, Raghvendra Colony, Hyderabad 500084, India
5.9 km from Keesaragutta
• Free Wifi
• Free Parking

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