Keesaragutta Temple in Hyderabad, Telangana - Temple History and Attractions


Sri Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple also popularly known as Keesaragutta Temple is a famous Lord Shiva temple located at Keesara [Kisara] Mandal in Medchal-Malkajgiri district, Telangana State, India. Earlier it was in Ranga Reddy district.

Keesaragutta Sri Bhavani Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple Lord Hanuman

On this auspicious month of Karthika Masam [4th Nov-3rd Dec 2014], I had got a chance to visit this famous Sri Bhavani Rama Lingeshwara Swamy Temple at Keesara Gutta.

Keesara was once the capital city of Vishnu-Kundin dynasty rulers.

Keesaragutta Sri Bhavani Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple

About Keesaragutta Temple:


Lord Rama, after winning the war over Ramana wished to install Shiva Lingam and perform Shiva Pooja to atone for the doshas of killing demon king Ravana [Brahma-hatya].

Lord Sri Rama asked Anjaneya [Lord Hanuman] to get Siva Lingam from Kashi [Varanasi].

Keesaragutta Sri Bhavani Rama Lingeswara Swamy Temple

Lord Hanuman took some time to collect all the Shiva Lingams and did not return on time. As Lord Hanuman could not reach on give time, Sri Rama installed Atma-Linga given by Lord Shiva and finished the task on time.

After returning with 101 Shivalingas, Hanuman was very much frustrated about the fact that Sri Rama has completed his Shiva Linga worship before his return. With much frustration and angry he threw all the Lingas, all of them fortunately fell on Keesara Gutta.

101 Shivalingas at Keesara Gutta Temple

Lord Rama, blessed Hanuman by saying that the devotees will first see and worship all your siva Lingas before going to the darshan of Sri Rama Lingeswara Swamy.

Sri Rama also blessed Hanuman by saying that from now onwards this hill will be called 'Kesari Giri', which slowly transformed into 'Keesara Giri' and then finally to 'Keesaragutta' in the present days.

There are other temples constructed separately for Lord Rama with Mother Sita and for Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.

Festivals Celebrated:


Hindu devotees from all corners of the State come to Keesaragutta especially duringMaha Shivaratri andKarthika Masam period.

Anjaneya Swamy at Keesaragutta

Keesaragutta Temple Distance:


Keesaragutta is at a distance of just 40 km from Hyderabad city.

Daily Pooja Information and Prices:


Keesaragutta Temple Daily Pooja Information and Prices
Prices as of 2014

Prices as of 2014

Keesaragutta Temple Route Map:



Nearby Temple Attractions:


Devotees coming to Keesaragutta can also visit other popular temples in Hyderabad.


  1. Jagadgiri Gutta Temple
  2. Karmanghat Hanuman Temple

Temple Address:


Keesara Gutta,

Hyderabad,

Telangana,

Pincode: 501301

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