Ramappa Temple (also known as the Ramalingeswara temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ramalingeswara (Lord Shiva). It is located in a valley at Palampet village in Telangana state. The temple is about 209 km from Hyderabad and 77 km from Warangal. It is perhaps only temple in the India where temple is named after its sculpture.
Ramappa Temple History and Architecture
As per temple’s inscription, it was built in the year 1213 CE by the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva under the authority of his Chief Commander Recherla Rudra Reddy. The principal deity is Lord Ramalingeswara. The temple stands on a 6 ft high star-shaped platform.
The pillars of the temple hall have beautiful carvings resemble the masterpieces of Kakatiya architecture. The pillars carved as mythical animals or female dancers or musicians.
The main structure is in reddish sandstone. The columns round the outside have large brackets of black basalt which is rich in iron, magnesium and silica. The temple has a royal garden, a Nandi mandapam.
Ramappa Temple Timings
The temple remains open from 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM.
Ramappa Temple Festival
The major festival celebrated in the temple is Maha Sivaratri.
How to reach the Ramappa Temple
The nearest airport is Warangal Domestic Airport about 75 KM away. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad Airport) is around 290 KM away.
The Warangal Railway station is about 77 KM away.
Bus service is available only from Hanamkonda bus stand to Mulugu bus stand. From Mulugu bus stand Autos available to reach the temple.