Ramappa Temple

History

Ramappa Temple, Warangal is a Shivalaya where Lord Ramalingeswara is worshiped. This temple stands on a 6 ft high star shaped platform with a Shivalingam taht is 9 feet height in garbhagriha. There are two small Shiva shrines on either side of the main temple and a enormous Nandi facing the shrine of Shiva. Unlike most of the other Lord Shiva templea the Nandi is shown in an attentive posture, as if it is ready to take the command of the Lord and execute it. This temple is known by the name of the sculptor Ramappa, who built it which took 40 years to build this temple. The ceiling of the temple consist of carvings, depicting scenes from Hindu epics Ramayana, Shiva Purana and various other ancient texts and the pillars with sculptures and stories of mythology. It is said that if you hit a pillar or a stone of this temple, you can hear musical sounds. Unlike other stones, the bricks used in building the temple are light weight so these bricks float in water instead of sinking. Due to the natural disaster, earthquake during the 17th century caused some damage to the temple. Many of the smaller structures were neglected and are in ruins. The main entrance gate in the outer wall of the temple is ruined so you have to enter the temple through the small gate. The main temple is surrounded by walls. Although the mandapa is no in good condition, the majestic statue of Nandi, divine vehicle of Lord Shiva, is undamaged and presents an impressive sight.

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Palampet, Telangana 506345
Temple Timings : 6 am - 12: 00 pm 5pm-8pm

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