Ramappa TempleThe Ramappa Temple, also known as Ramalingeswara temple is located in the Palampet village at a distance of about 77 km from Warangal. The temple is another example of Kakatiya Dynasty. This is one of the temples which was named after its chief architect. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and the architecture of this temple is similar to the famous Ghanpur Group of Temples of Warangal itself. The temple is a master piece of Kakatiyan architecture and everyone must visit to get a glimpse in the life of Kakatiya people.
History and Architecture of Ramappa TempleRamappa temple was built in 1213 by the Kakatiya Ruler General Recherla Rudra. Kakatiyas used to be the dominant power during that time. As per the ancient history, the themple was completed in 40 years and is named after its sculpture Ramappa. Main structure of the temple is built on a star shaped platform of six feet and is known as Ramalingeswara. The best thing about the temple is the dancing mandakinis located on each entrance of the temple. The temple has three entrances to it. It also consists of an antrala, a maha mandap and a garbhagriha. The temple is built by the Sand stone. There are many pillars and carvings inside the temple. The ceiling and the entrance of inner sanctum is carved out of basalt stone. You will find many magnificent carvings on almost all of the walls of the temple consisting of lotus motifs, mythical animals, elephants striking different posses, images of Narasimha, Ganesha and other Gods and Goddesses. Although there is so much to see and appreciate, but the main feature of the temple is still remain the bracket figures carved out of black basalt stone representing Mandakinis and the mythical creature of Valli. There are many ruined structures also remain inside the temple and one nandi idol can also be seen here.
How to Reach at Ramappa Temple
If you are traveling from Warangal with your own vehicle, which is always recommended for your convenience, you need to go 57 Km on NH202 towards Etunagaram and once you reach past Mulug till Jangalapalli, you need to take diversion towards left and travel for 9 Kms towards Ghanapuram. Here you will find the entrance of Ramppa temple, you need to go 2 Km more to reach the temple.
There is no direct bus from Warangal to Ramappa Temple. You need to take a bus to Mulug and from Mulug you need to take a bus to Palampet. The bus will drop you at the entrance of the temple and you can take an auto-rickshaw to reach the temple, which is located at 2 Km away from the entrance.
Restaurants in Ramappa Temple
Harita Hotel, Palampet
Ph.: 0871 5200200
M: 0 99481 00450
Quick Facts about Ramappa Temple
Established – 1213 A.D.
Temple Timings - 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM (All days including weekends and public holidays)
Distance from Warangal - 64 Km
Best Time to Visit - October to March
Warangal Tourism Office Contact Number: 0870-2459201
State Tourism Department – 040-23450444