Kethaki Sangameshwara Swamy
Sri Ketaki Sangameshwara Swamy temple is situated in Jharasangam village of Sangareddy district. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva with his consort Goddess Parameshwari. The specialty of the temple is the water flows from the Lingam's panapattam continuously. Jharasangam temple surrounds greenery with beautiful atmosphere. Devotees believes this Pilgrim place as Dakshina Kashi. Manjeera reiver is near to the Jharasangam village.
An arch is constructed at the entrance of the village which is 2 kms from the temple. A water pond(Amrutha Gundam) is located in the temple premises. It is said that the water is flown from Kashi. Devotees take bath in the pond during the visit.
The Shiva Lingam is said to have been established by “Lord Brahma”. It is said that Raja ”Kupendra” king of Surya Vamsha during “Krutha Yug” was ailing from skin disease has not found any remedies ti get cure of his disease. One day in his routine hunting it happened to reach the Kethaki Vanam and found a stream, where he washed his body. After reaching home he found that the skin disease was completely cured and in the same night Lord “Sangameshwara” appeared in a dream, asked the Raja to construct sanitorium over “Shiva Lingam”. The Raja Kupendra constructed the temple over “Shiva Lingam” and converted the stream into a “pushkarini” and it is also called as “Astha Theertha Amrutha Gundam”.
It is also said that Brahma after creating the world came to the spot for meditation. Since the existing “Bhanakara Lingam” has been got installed by Brahma, Pujas are being performed by “Kethaki” Flowers (Generally Kethaki flowers are not used for puja), and also the Pushkarini which is consisting of eight theerthas( Narayana, Dharna, rushi, Varuna, Soma, Rudra, Indira and Datha) the Lord is called as “Kethaki Sangameshwara.
Devi Sharannavartri festival, Maha Shivaratri and Kalyanam are grandly celebrated here. Not only from Telangana, Devotees from Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andra Pradesh also participates during these auspicious days.
Hotels and restaurants are available at Zahirabad city which is just 16 kms from here.
This temple is nearly 150 kms from the Hyderabad city. Zahirabad and Bidar(30 kms) are the nearest cities to the temple. Sangareddy is 49 kms from here.
Jharasangam village is 12 kms from the Hyderabad-Mumbai National highway. Zaheerabad Central Bus station is 16 kms from the temple.
TSRTC buses and private transport is available from the highway road and Zaheerabad city.
Zahirabad railway station is 17 kms and Bidar city railway station is 34 kms from the temple.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, Hyderabad is the nearest airport which is 129 kms from here.
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