Keshlapur is a remote village, about 32kms from district centre of Adilabad and 25kms from Uttnooris the famous temple of NAGOBA, the Serpent God is popularly known as “Shesha Nag” the divine serpent of Lord Shiva.
The Nagoba Temple, named after the Marathi word ‘Nag’ meaning snake, stands at the confluence of the River Pranahita and the River Godavari. This adds to the significance of the place. The temple receives the maximum footfalls during the Jathara when thousands of members of the Mesaram clan of the Gond tribes congregate to offer their prayers to the Snake God.The Snake deity Nagoba is revered not only by Gond tribes from Telangana but tribe members from neighbouring Maharashtra are also frequent visitors who come to seek his blessings. Keslapur, therefore, receives a huge crowd from neighbouring states who wish to pay their respects to their revered deity. The flow of visitors reaches a peak in the Pushya Masham corresponding to the months of December –January in the Gregorian calendar when thousands of tribes come to join in the Jathara. Consequently, Keslapur receives adulation and is revered by members of the tribes for being the abode of the Serpent God.
Nagoba Temple Keslapur
The speciality of the place: – Keslapur is revered for the presence of the Nagoba Temple. It is also famous for the annual Keslapur Jathara that is celebrated by the members of the Mesaram clan of the Gond tribe.