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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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  • A very nice and old temple near to Warangal. Need to drive around 40 KM from Warangal city to get to this place. Beautiful architecture and a very nice Shivalingam. Near by to Haritha Hotel and the pr...  more »
  • Such an old and historic place and its a must visit place when you go to warangal. Bit far from warangal so plan as it might fall in your way rather than return trip from warangal..  more »
  • This is probably one of the most amazing structures I have ever seen in India, from an architectural, archaeological and artistic point of view. The proportions of the temple are perfect. A variety of...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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.
  • Nice place ..greenry was awsm😊 N monuments made my day...
  • 13 th century shiva Temple. Very good sculpture. Music pillars. Boating.
  • Nice Place to Visit. great architecture

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