The Ramalingeswara Temple which is popularly known as the Ramappa gudi (Temple). This Temple located 77 km from Warangal Town and 157 km from Hyderabad in the Telangana state.
Ramappa Temple History
This is one of the beautiful temples of kakatiya period built by racherla rudra, a general of kakatiya ganapati deva. According to a contemporary record this temple was built in 1213 a.d. the temple stands on a raised platform with garbhagriha, an antarla, and maha mandapa with lateral porched entrances on three sides. The main entrance faces east.
The garbhagriha contains a black basalt linga installed on a high pedestal insideover the ceiling of the central ankana one finds a magnificient display of sculptures depicting scenes from ramayana, siva purana and other mythological narratives.
The striking peculiarity of the building lies in the arrangement of bracket figures. Above the kakshasana level decorated with slender, graceful madanikas, naginis etc. In different poses, the other units within the prakara are an imposing nandi mandapa, kameswara and kateswara shrines.
It’s probably the only one temple in the country to be known by the name of its architect. temple got its name Ramappa because of its chief architect Ramappa.
The Ramappa temple is the right destination for people who admire architectural brilliance and have a panoramic view of true scenic beauty. The temple is situated in Palampet village of the Venkatapur Mandal, in Mulug Taluq of Warangal, Telangana state
Ramappa Temple Bricks and Stones
The Ramappa Temple bricks are light weighted and it will flow in the water.
If we hit the stones and pillars we can hear the music
Every pillarhave sculpture figures drawn from Hindu mythology.
The Temple Grabalayam (Roof) was built by Light weighted bricks and it will flow in the water.
The Main temple other sides there are two small shiva shrines.
The Nandi is facing the shrine of shiva.
Most of the lord shiva temples the Nandi will be in straight but the temples built by kakatiya dynasty the nandi is in alert position and waiting for the order of shiva.
The complete area covered of temple was 25 acres, 5 acres for temple, and 20 acres for the garden for decorate.
How to Reach Ramappa Temple :
Ramappa temple is located in Palampet, Venkatapur mandal which is 19 km far from Mulugu Mandal (50 km off Warangal Town).
It is 6 km away from kotagulla where another shiva temple located.
From Warangal District 77 kms,
From Hyderabad it has 157 kms.
There are no train routes to reach temple directly. Near Railway stations are Hanamakonda and Warangal
After reaching Hanamakonda or Warangal Stand so many buses are there to travel Ramappa Temple.
Ramappa Temple Timings
Best time to visit: The best time to visit the city and the temple is between the months of October and April.
Timings: The temple remains open from 6:00 am till 6:00 pm.
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