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All days of the week
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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Keesara Gutta, Hyderabad, Telengana 500001, India
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No entry fee
timings
All days of the week
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
visit duration
Around 1 to 2 hours

how to reach keesaragutta temple

Since it is located in Keesara, Telangana, the nearest bus stop to the temple is Keesara bus station at a distance of 5.2 km. The nearest railway station is Secunderabad Railway Station, located at a distance of 30 km. Direct buses to the temple are available from Secunderabad Junction. Passengers can also opt for rikshaws and taxis to travel around the temple.

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about keesaragutta temple

About 40 kms away from Hyderabad, the  Keesaragutta Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his consorts, Shivadurga and Bhavani. B uilt on a small hillock, there is an interesting story about how the temple got its name. To atone for his sins in killing Ravana, Lord Rama chose this beautiful valley to establish a Shivalinga. He asked Hanuman to bring him a Shivalinga. As the auspicious hour was almost at an end without any sign of Hanuman, Lord Shiva himself appeared and presented Rama with a Shivalinga. Hence the Shivalinga in the temple is also called Swayambulinga and Ramalingeshwara. Meanwhile, unable to find out  the perfect Shivalingam, Hanuman returned with 101 Shivalingas for Rama to select. On seeing the installed Shivalinga, he became upset and threw the ones he carried. 

One can still see the scattered Shivalingas around the temple. In an attempt to mellow down Hanuman, Rama promised him that he would be the first one to be worshipped here, and the hillock on which the temple would stand, will bear his name--Kesarigiri. However, the pronunciation changed with time, to become Keesaragutta. Today, the temple attracts huge masses during Shivaratri.

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Keesaragutta Temple traveller reviews

1 Keesaragutta Temple review
Ashok Se
Ashok Se
100 shivalingams
Jun 19 2014
there are more than 100 shivalingams in keesara gutta. there is a garden downside of the temple, where we can take some rest. childrens can play over there.
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