Keesara Gutta Temple


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Keesara Gutta Temple Overview

Ranked 23 of 410 sightseeing in Hyderabad

Keesara Gutta Temple or Keesara Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple is a popular pilgrimage destination situated nearby Hyderabad. The temple is situated in Keesara village, which is about 30 km away from Hyderabad.

In ancient times the village ‘Keesara’ was known by the name Gatika. Gatika was a famous educational institution in the 3rd century AD. Several ruined shrines exhibiting the Gupta style of architecture were excavated from this area, which can be dated back to the 5th century AD. The temple was renovated recently.

Since Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple is situated atop a hill (gutta), it is called as Keesara Gutta Temple. According to legend, the main deity at Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple was consecrated by Lord Rama and Goddess Sita in Tretayuga, as per the advice of the sages and saints of Gatika, to wash away the sin of Brahma Hatya that occurred due to the assassination of Ravanasura (Ravana).   

The linga of the presiding deity of Keesara Gutta Temple, Lord Ramalingeshwara, is believed to be the manifestation of Lord Shiva himself. There are 101 lingas of varying heights within the temple complex, which are believed to be installed by Lord Hanuman.

As per folklore, one who prays these 101 Shivalingas would get blessings of all 330 million gods. There is also a large statue of Lord Hanuman nearby Keesara Gutta Temple. The temple is visited by pilgrims during the auspicious days of Karthik and Magh months.

There is a museum nearby Keesara Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple, where various articles excavated from the region is exhibited. The festivals conducted at Keesara Gutta Temple are Maha Shivaratri, Shiva Kalyanam, Sri Ramanavami, Hanuman Jayanthi and Ramalingeshwara Brahmotsavam.

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Monday - Friday:
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
5:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
5:00 AM -8:00 PM

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Pruthvi Raj

Pruthvi Raj4.3/5

1 review

Calm and peaceful place

very peaceful and very clam place. U can make your self happy by worshipping shiva lingam here. the hill is full of shiva linga's. After darshanam,down of the hill there is a park .we can take some rest over there

Raghavendra rao Chebrolu

Raghavendra rao Chebrolu3.6/5

7 reviews

Surprised to see such lingams

Rama Lingeshwram temple, Keesaragutta is hardly 34 km from Hyderabad and that too enjoyable road drive. One can see numbers of shiva lingam (old saying..thousand shiva lingam) scattered on your way to temple, along with road side, on the curve of hill and even on plain rock...Do not forget to see NANDIs on pillars. You will be surprised to see such lingams. Main temple is also majestic. I personly believe that this place is having its own charm in monsoon. Opposite to temple one can see statue of Lord Hanuman and back site of this statue a big rock for trekking. amazing place for kids for average adventure. Try this place even this winter on sunday and pray to Lord Shiva....all the best

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Manaswini Millam

Manaswini Millam4.6/5

1 review

More number of devotees visit in October and November

Keesara gutta temple is the one of the famous temple in Hyderabad,it is famous for 1000 lingams and lord shiva devoted in this temple most number devotees are visit in the time of October and November.tourists can avail the all facilities like rooms,visiting,staying,keesagutta name famous all over telangana state,from hyderabad to keesaragutta ther are more number of buses to visit.this is the most devotional place .

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Narendar Reddy

Narendar Reddy5.0/5

3 reviews

Best and beautiful temple

this is one of best temple in this stat. and this is temple is very nice and pis-full area. and also traveling also available in any where hyderabad. in city to 20km distance. and that temple serunding total engineering colleges available...thanking you..............
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Raju Pothnaku

Raju Pothnaku4.3/5

13 reviews

Keesara Gutta Temple - A holy place

Keesara Gutta Temple was built on a small hill which is located 40Km away from Hyderabad and near to ECIL. It is a Lord Shiva's temple. Thousands of People will visit on the occasion of sivaratri and also many people visits during normal days.

Nishitha K n

Nishitha K n3.9/5

521 reviews

Top hill temple

Keesara Gutta temple is located in the top of hill. You need to visit early morning to experience the nice view. Temple has a nice statue of hanuman. Monkeys are surrounded in this temple. So beware of your carry bags.

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