Keesara Gutta temple, Hyderabad

Keesara Gutta temple

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About Keesara Gutta temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 5.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 5.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 5.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 5.00 AM - 8.00 PM

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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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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6 traveller reviews for Keesara Gutta temple

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Pruthvi Raj

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1258 readers

"Calm and peaceful place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 30, 2015
Very peaceful and very clam place, you can make yourself happy by worshipping Shiva lingam here. The hill is full of Shiva linga and after darshan down the hill there is a park, we can take some rest over there.
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Raghavendra rao Chebrolu

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews
  •  41 helpful votes
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"Surprised to see such lingams"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Dec 17, 2015
Rama Lingeshwara 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 personally 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

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  • Manaswini Millam
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  • 1 Review
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"More number of devotees visit in October and November"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
Keesara Gutta Temple is one of the famous temple in Hyderabad, it is famous for 1000 lingas and lord Shiva devoted in this temple, more number of devotees visit in the time of October and November. Tourists can avail the all facilities like rooms, visiting, staying. Keesare Gutta name famous all over Telangana state, from Hyderabad to Keesara Gutta there are more number of buses to visit. This is the most devotional place.
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Narendar Reddy

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  • Narendar Reddy
  • Lives in Secunderabad
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  • 3 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Best and beautiful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 28, 2015
This is one of best temple in this state. This temple is very nice and in a peaceful area. Also can travel anywhere in Hyderabad city to 20km distance. Temple surrounding is total of engineering colleges are available.
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Raju Pothnaku

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 13 Reviews
  •  170 helpful votes
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"Keesara Gutta Temple - A holy place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 11, 2015
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.
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Nishitha K n

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"Top hill temple"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Apr 21, 2014
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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