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Kerameri Cave Temples, Asifabad – Custom, Tradition and Other Complete Details

The rocky hills of Kerameri Mandal in Komaram Bheem (KB) Asifabad district are home to a few natural caves. These caves are mysterious as they look and said that it is centuries-old caves. These are the natural wonders known to the tribal people, like the Jangubai Cave Temple and the Kaplai Caves, which are the holy place for them that have remained hidden from the outside world. The main reason for the hidden is because the Adivasis do not like the ‘interference’ of outsiders in their places.

Kerameri Cave Temples
Kerameri Cave Temples

This place is located in an idyllic setting in Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, as they attract devotees. Komaram Bheem Asifabad is breaking down their mystical tribal culture and their ethnicity as the religious season for those people has just begun. This is the time for their festivals, in the winter time they are celebrating their worship of the respective gods and deities by following their ritual, the large group can be seen journeying in Bullock carts and on the foot to temples that are located inside the forests and on the hillock.

For those who consider the culture of the tribal people as a mystery, the three equally mysterious cave temples of Adilabad have much to offer to the mystery.  Meanwhile, the Visitors can see and feel that the religious practices of the Adivasis are superstitious and connected with understanding nature itself.

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There are three cave temples Jangubai temple, Bhuyari Pochamma temple, and Siddheshwara temple. The Jangubai temple is located in the hilly inhabitant’s area of Shankarloddi in Kerameri Mandal. The Jangubai temple is the most famous temple among the Adivasis, the Gonds, and Pradhan, who visit it as part of a pilgrimage in the Pushya Masam from December to January.

The devotees among Gonds observe Jangubai Deeksha in the Pushya month and visit the cave temple towards the end of the Deeksha. A host of ethnic religious rituals and rites can be seen at the location. 

Pushya Masam is an important lunar month in Telugu and Kannada calendars and has its importance. It is the lunar month in the middle of December and ends in the middle of January.

The deity representing the month is Sriman Narayana. A full moon falls on Pushya nakshatra in the month. Normally the month falls between the month of Margasira and Magha. It is believed that Bharata, brother of Rama in Ramayana, was born in this period.

Bhuyari Pochamma temple is located on a hillock on the banks of the Komaram Bheem project reservoir near Manikguda in Asifabad Mandal. At the Bhuyari Pochamma temple, the Kolams take part in rituals of thanksgiving to the gods. Though many of the Adivasis visit the temple every weekend, the deity is especially worshipped at the beginning of the monsoon and on Dasara.

The large and scenic reservoir of the Komaram Bheem project also provides a perfect view to visitors. You can do boating in the reservoir as there are many species of fish you can find in the water.

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