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Kethaki Sangameshwara Swamy is one of the old Shiva temples situated at Jharasangam village and Mandal, Medak district. It is said that the Shiva lingam was consecrated by "Lord Brahma ". The king of Surya Vamsha Raja Kupendra during "krutha yug" suffered from a skin disease which did not have a remedy back then.

History

One day while in the forest for hunting he reached Kethaki Vanam where he found a stream and washed his body, he was surprised to see his body cleansed and the same night Lord Shiva showed up in his dreams and asked him that he wanted the king to construct a sanatorium on the Shiva lingam. Raja Kupendra constructed a temple and dedicated it to Lord Shiva to show his gratitude. Pushkarni which came to be known as "astha theertha amrutha gundam" and is called as "Dakshina Kasi". Gundam pooja is performed by followers from Karnataka, Maharashtra and Telangana due to its religious and historical importance and pays homage to Lord Shiva.

how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport

Zahirabad is nearby by towns to Jharasangam having road connectivity to Jharasangam.

There is no railway station near to Jharasangam Mandal in less than 10 km. Zahirabad Rail Way Station are the Rail way stations reachable from near by towns. How ever Hyderabad Decan Rail Way Station is major railway station 99 KM near to Jharasangam

By Air

The nearest airport is Shamshabad Hyderabad

Map

Sri Ketaki Sangameswara Swamy Temple Jharasangam

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Temple Legend

According to the Hindu Mythology, it is believed that Brahma came to this propitious spot for meditation after the creation of a world. As the present linga was instilled by Bramha now the pooja's are being performed by Kethaki flowers (Kethaki flowers are generally not used for pooja's) and also the water of that stream which the king converted into pushkarni consisting of 8 theerthas . Here Lord Shiva is called as Kethaki Sangameshwara.

Timings and Events
Events

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