Ramappa Temple, Warangal

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Ramappa Temple also known as the Ramalingeswara temple, is located 77 km from Warangal, the ancient capital of the Kakatiya dynasty, 157 km from Hyderabad in the state of Telangana in southern India. It lies in a valley at Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, in erstwhile Mulug Taluq of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district, a tiny village long past its days of glory in the 13th and 14th centuries. An inscription in the temple dates it to the year 1213 AD and said to have been built by a General Recherla Rudra, during the period of the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva.ArchitectureThe temple is a Shivalaya, where Lord Ramalingeswara is worshiped. It stands majestically on a 6 ft high star shaped platform. The hall in front of the sanctum has numerous carved pillars that have been positioned to create an effect that combines light and space wonderfully. Temple is known by the name of the sculptor Ramappa, who built it. The history says that it took 40 years to build this temple.Temple is a marvelous example of Kakatiyan creative genius, with beautiful art, intricate carvings adorning the walls, pillars and ceilings. The roof (garbhalayam) of the temple is built with bricks, which are so light that they are able to float on water.There are two small Shiva shrines on either side of the main temple. The enormous Nandi within, facing the shrine of Shiva, remains in good condition.Nataraja Ramakrishna revived Perini Shivatandavam (Perini Dance), by seeing the sculptures in this temple. The dance poses, written in Nritta Rathnavalid by Jayapa Senaani, also appear in these sculptures.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Excellent sculpture during 13 century by Ramappa , the sculptor of this beautiful sandstone rock cut temple.. A massive siva linga is observed as presiding deity in the temple with big nandi . the ido...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    The temple is situated around 70 km from Warangal. The roads leading to the temple is nice so you don't get exhausted by the travel. The architecture is beautiful. It's a live temple and hence no entr...  more »
  • July 30, 2017
    One of the most impressive architectures I have seen in India. Comparable to Khajuraho and Big temple. The temple exceeded my expectations. I have gone there thrice and have been awestruck every other...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    The architecture is really awesome! The temple closes by 6pm. The magic here is that the Nandi look like it looks at us from anyside we see it
  • June 30, 2017
    Telangana has just mersmerized me with this stunning architectural marvel. The Shiva shrines, divine intricate brackets carved out of dolorite, the ratha formation in granite, the scale and crafts skills are beyond comparison. Stunning, I am flabbergasted.
  • July 14, 2017
    Nice place ..greenry was awsm😊 N monuments made my day...
  • June 26, 2017
    13 th century shiva Temple. Very good sculpture. Music pillars. Boating.
  • July 13, 2017
    Nice Place to Visit. great architecture

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