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Friday, December 14, 2007

keesaragutta


Keesaragutta is a hillock at the village of Keesara in Rangareddy District. It is famous for Ramalingeswara temple and has a lingam installed by Lord Hanuman. It is 40 kms from Begumpet and it is about 15 kms from ECIL X roads. From ECIL X road we can go by share auto or buses.

But if you go by bike really the journey will be wonderful and the road is also good.

We can see a number of Sivalingas all over the hillock. Keesaragutta is easily accessible by road from Hyderabad.
According to legend, Lord Ram was so enchanted with beautiful surrounds of the hill and asked Lord Hanuman to bring a "Sivalinga" from Varanasi.Hanuman was late in arriving with the Siva lingam and as the auspicious hour was nearing, Lord Siva himself appeared before Sri Ram and presented a Sivilingam for installation. Hence the lingam in the temple is called Swayambhu Linga. It is also called Ramalingeswara as lord Sri Ram had installed the lingam.
Hanuman returned with 101 lingams from Varanasi and felt badly that not having his lingam installed. Hence he threw them all over the area. Even today several lingams are found scattered all over the place outside the temple.
He also said that the hillock where the lingam was installed would bear his name kesarigiri i.e., Hanuman, the son of Kesari. Over a period of time, it has become corrupted and now it has been changed to Keesara and the hill as Keesaragutta. It is now an attraction for the Ramalingeswara and Lakshmi- narasimha also.
Temple timings 7a.m to 1p.m and 3p.m to 6p.m

26 comments:

Rama Sudheer said...

good information boss.
thnx :)

SURESH said...

VERY INFORMATIVE

THANKS

Raj said...

Nice Photos and info :)

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Anonymous said...

Good information, brother! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info.

Prashanth Budihal said...

thanx a lot that was simple and helpful

usha rao said...

VERY INFORMATIVE AND THE PICTURES ARE A GREAT ADDITION. THANX. :-)

Appa said...

Thanks for proper information. It is really helpful to others.



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ajay6217 said...

wowww thanks baya for sharing ur memories with us thank u very much..

Srinivas said...

Nice information. appreciated!!!

gadde said...

wonderfulandpiecefultemple ilike the temple

psvvri said...

good info...

santosh said...

Thanks for the info.! This is my first Trek and i am so excited about it.

Thanks

Andhra Pradesh Toursim said...

Thanks Alot.

chirravuri said...

GOOD INFORMATION - C.V.RAMAN

chirravuri said...

NICE INFORMATION THANKS - C.VIJAYA LAKSHMI

Ramamohan (ramchep@rediffmail.com) said...

This is my native village... Keesara and I have been visiting the hill shrine Keesara gutta since my childhood , from the time when the temple was in its old form . There was a koneru (waterbody for the temple)which has been filled up and is now a plain space where people squat for resting. there was also a small cave on which three symbols of the local kings which I saw some years back but now not traceable.This was place known for rishis who used to do tapasya in the forests.My grandfather wrote a book consisting of keertana, lingashtakam praising Lord Ramalingeshwara and am trying to get it set to music and make a CD .



Archealogical survey of India has discovered a site which has old palace of the kings with bathing ghat etc.,They also found the proof of ancient telugu script at the site . There is a lovely lotus pond on the hill where white lotuses blossom every season and I remember plucking a few of them long years back.A loverly place indeed. Ramamohan

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Anonymous said...

can i know the routr map from mehdipatnam to kesaragutta

if you have some time please mail me to girish.dindukurthy@gmail.com

Thx

Anonymous said...

Thanks All Lot for Good and nice
Information,for our journey............

ravikanthsharma said...

hi dis is ravikanth sharma n im working as a archaka in keesaragutta temple. thanq for ur nice information about our temple............

sharan said...

Thank you so much for the information

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