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Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana


  • Marco Polo, During his visit to the Kakatiya Empire, called this temple as "The Brightest Star In The Galaxy Of Temples".


  • This 800 year old grand temple is named after the sculptor Ramappa, from Karnataka 


  • who built it on king's order and is perhaps the only temple in India to be named after a craftsman who created such a masterpiece.


  • The main structure is in a reddish sandstone, but the columns round the outside have large brackets of black basalt which is rich in iron, magnesium and silica. These are carved as mythical animals or female dancers or musicians, and are "the masterpieces of Kakatiya art, notable for their delicate carving, sensuous postures and elongated bodies and heads.


Location- Ramappa Temple, Telangana ,1213 AD , INDIA


  • According to inscriptions, it was said to be built in 1213 AD by Recharla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva. The presiding deity here is Ramalingeswara Swamy. Local legend has it that a sculptor named Ramappa from Karnataka executed the temple for 40 years and hence it was named after him.


  • Ramappa Temple also known as the Ramalingeswara temple, is located 77 km from Warangal, 15 km from Mulugu, 209 km from Hyderabad in the state of Telangana in southern India. 


  • It lies in a valley in Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal of Mulugu 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 CE and says it was built by a Kakatiya General Recherla Rudra Reddy, during the period of the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva.


Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana



Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana



Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana



Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana



Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana



Ramappa Temple, Warangal, Telangana