Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple,(Kesaragiri Kshetram) at Keesaragutta, is very ancient and historical temple in Telangana State. It is situated at Keesara (V & M) Medchal Malkajgiri Dist. It is very small distance about 35 km. from Telangana Capital city of Hyderabad. The temple is believed to have existed from THRETHAYUGA. The traditional literature says that LORD RAMACHANDRA visited this place after killing RAVANA and desire to install 101 shivalingams at this sacred place and accordingly directed.
SRI BHAKTA HANUMAN to bring 101 Shivalingams from Varanasi. SRI HANUMAN could not return from Varanasi before the muhurtham, than LORD SHIVA said to have appeared before SRI RAMACHANDRA and gave him a self manifested Shivalingam for installation at the particular place at the particular auspicious moment. SRI BHAKTA HANUMAN returned with 101 Shivalingams from Varanasi just after the ausipicious moments and got disappointed on observing the installation of self manifested Shivalingam and throw out 101 Shivalingams brought by him from Varanasi, in frustration. Kesarigiri in course of time has become “Keesara Gutta”. Since the Shivalingam in the temple was said to be Swayambhu Swamy, hence, itwas named after Sri Ramalingeshwara Swamy Devasthanam.
How to Reach:
If you want to reach to Sri Ramalingeshwara swamy Devasthanam - Keesaragutta make sure your train has a stop at Gatkesar town. The Distance between Gatkesar Railway Station and Sri Ramalingeshwara swamy Devasthanam will be around 15km you will be having many buses and local auto rickshaws to Keesaragutta.
Numer of private and state owned buses are available to Hyderabad and from Hyderabad many local buses, taxi, autos are available. straight buses are specially arranged for devotees and tourists by the Telangana Government. We have listed all the bus numbers that will go to Keesaragutta from Hyderabad city. TSRTC bus:16A/242, 211C, 211C, 242G, 280B/K, 3H/242