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On the Amazing Carvings and sculptures at the Ramappa Temple in Telangana

Ramappa Temple in Warangal district in Telangana is famous for its intricate carvings and sculptures. The temple is located at Palampet village which is around 65 km from Warangal. Built more than 800 years ago, the temple is classic example of the craftsmanship and engineering marvel practiced during the rule of Kakatiyas.

The main murti worshipped in the temple is Shiva – Ramalingeswara Swamy.
The Hindu reports
The temple is known for its elaborate carvings that speak volumes about the dexterity of craftsmen. According to inscriptions, it was said to be built in 1213 AD by Recharla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva.  

Among the amazing carvings include a flute at the entrance of sanctum sanctorum which when hit make the sound sa-ri-ga-ma. The pillars within the temple boast of such a fine carvings that one could pass a strand of hair through. It has 13 such carvings perhaps indicating the 13th century when it was constructed. Local guide G. Vijay explains that inside the roof above one’s head, the sculptors featured epics on eight sides. A complete story of ‘Ksheera sagar madhanam’ was carved on one beam and so also on other beams featuring – Daksha samharam, Daksha yagnam, Tripurasura samharam, Gajasura samharam and Narakasura vadha, Gopika vastrapaharanam.
They used red sand stone for the temple while black granite was used for carving out amorous statues adorning the temple outside connecting roof and walls. The dancing girls in erotic forms bring out the artistic splendour of those days. The columns were arranged in such a fashion that sunlight reflects on the garbhagriha all the time.