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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  • Ramappa Temple located at Palampet Village of Warangal District in Telangana State is dedicated to Lord Siva, who is called as Sri Ramalingeswara. This temple is said to have been built in 1213 AD by ...  more »
  • It is a temple built in the kaketiya dynasty. The outside of the temple is good and the inside of the temple has some beautiful carvings on it. Also this temple had survived a major earthquake in the ...  more »
  • Visit it if you have interest in Kakateeya arts and culture. If you are in a hurry and would like to feel that you have also seen this place, you may not appreciate. Spend quality time to observe, tou...  more »
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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.[2] 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. Architecture The 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.[3] 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. The temple had remained intact even after repeated wars, plunder and destruction during wars and natural disasters. There was a major earthquake during the 17th century which caused some damage. Many of the smaller structures were neglected and are in ruins. The Archaeological Survey of India has taken charge of it. The main entrance gate in the outer wall of the temple is ruined. జయశంకర్ భూపాలపల్లి జిల్లాలోని రామప్ప దేవాలయం కళల కాణాచి అని చెప్పవచ్చు. ఇది కాకతీయుల కళా తృష్ణకి మరో కలికితురాయి. కాకతీయ గణపతి దేవ చక్రవర్తి యొక్క సేనాని రేచర్ల రుద్రయ్య 804 సంవత్సరాల క్రితం నిర్మించిన దేవాలయం ఇది. అయినా నేటికీ ఆ ఆలయం అపూర్వంగా నిలచి ఉంది. ఈ ప్రఖ్యాత ఆలయ నిర్మాత కాకతీయ చక్రవర్తి గణపతి దేవునిసేనాని రేచర్ల రుద్రయ్య. గుడి ఆవరణలో ఈయన వేయించిన శాసనము ప్రకారం గుడి నిర్మాణం క్రీ.శ. 31-3-1213 నాటికి పూర్తయినట్లు వున్నది. కాకతీయ శ్రియాపాదే భూరిషు కంటకేషు నిహితే తీక్ష్ణేషు మోహాత్‌క్షణం’ అన్న రామప్పగుడి శాసనంలో కాకతీయుల అదృష్టదేవత ముళ్లపై నడుస్తున్న సమయంలో ఆ రాజ్యరమను కాపాడినాడని స్పష్టంగా తన పేరే చెప్పుకోవడం అవిధేయత క్రిందకు వస్తుందని తెలిపేలా వుంటుంది. అందులో రుద్రసేనాని వంశాభివర్ణన, అతని పూర్వీకులు కాకతీయ రాజులకు అందించిన సేవలు, రుద్రసేనాని ప్రభుభక్తి పరాక్రమాలు, అలనాటి ఓరుగల్లుపుర వైభవం వర్ణింపబడ్డాయి. సంస్కృత భాషలో రచించబడ్డ దేవాలయ శాసనం ప్రాఢమైన రచన. 204 పంక్తులతో అనేకంగా వృత్తాలతో రచించబడింది. ఆలయంలో రుద్ర సేనాని వేయించిన శాసనం చాలా విశేషాలు చెబుతోంది. శాసనాన్ని అందంగా రాయించి, అందంగా చెక్కించి, మరింత అందంగా మంటపం కట్టించి, దేవుణ్ణి ప్రతిష్ఠించినట్టు నిలబెట్టిన వైనం చరిత్రలో అజరామరం. 1213 మార్చి 31నాటి కట్టడాలు రామప్పలోని ప్రధాన దేవాలయ ఆవరణలో ఉన్న ఒక దీర్ఘ శాసనంలో రామప్ప ఆలయ దేవతలైన శ్రీ రుద్రేశ్వర స్వామికి, కాటేశ్వర, కామేశ్వర సాములకు శాలివాహన శకం 1135వ సం. శ్రీముఖ నామ సంవత్సరం, చైత్రమాసం, శుక్లపక్షం, అష్టమి తిథి, పుష్యమి నక్షత్రం ఆదివారంనాడు ఈ ఆలయాల నిర్మాత రేచర్ల రుద్రయ్య తన రాజ్యంలోని కొన్ని గ్రామాలను శాశ్వత ధర్మముగా దానం ఇచ్చినట్లు ఉంది. శాసనంలో పేర్కొన్న తేదీ క్రీ.శ.1213 మార్చి 31 అవుతుంది. అప్పటికే అన్ని ఆలయాల నిర్మాణం పూర్తయింది.
  • This temple you can't express the feelings when you visit it be it the architecture, how they did it that long back without any modern equipment to help them out. It's a fine specimen of Indian architecture at its best. I couldn't stop taking photos. Its a breathtaking view of all the stone sculpture that is there to see it. They need more work in temple info, its totally absent. And rest rooms need to be maintained.
  • Ramappa temple is best ... This is a good Historic and Ancient place in Telangana... The Sculpture in the temple is awesome and the stones which they have carved are so lively we can enjoy and get peace at any climate and either it may be morning or afternoon... This place is soo good we can enjoy a lot and best place to go with children especially art lover should check this place
  • Very historical temple and renowned for its architecture in the temple premises. Would be great if the endowment department takes due care and also provide some basic amenities for the pilgrims. There is lots of scope for the development of the temple.
  • One of the most beautiful place with amazing carvings, I think one and only temple in India named after sculptor (Ramappa). They used red sand stone for the temple while black granite was used for carving out statues. This is one of the few temples worth visiting in life.

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