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Ramappa Temple in Palampet - Warangal City


About Ramappa Temple:


Ramappa Temple also popularly known as the Ramalingeswara temple [Ramappa Gudi] is a historic temple located in a small town of Palampet of Venkatapur Mandal, just 77 km away from Warangal city [former Orugallu City] in the Indian state of Telangana.

Ramappa Temple
Ramappa Temple
This temple is a 800 years old architecture marvel and the superb artistry of the Kakatiya regime craftsmanship. Warangal Ramappa temple is at a distance of 206 km from Hyderabad. This ancient temple has got its name from the famous sculpture Ramappa who built it.

Warangal Ramappa gudi

The main presiding deity of Ramappa temple is Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy and is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Ramappa Temple is a very beautiful spot and a perfect destination for those who admire architectural brilliance and enjoy its scenic beauty.

ramappa temple sculptures

Ramappa Temple History:


Ramappa temple is known for its stunning elaborated carvings and from the inscriptions it was said to be constructed by Recharla Rudra, commander-in-chief of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva.

Recharla Rudra has built and supervised the construction of famous Ramappa Lake in 1156 A.D. and Ramappa Temple in 1213 A.D.

Ramappa Temple Warangal History

Both, these attractions were intact even for today and speaks about the greatness of Kakatiya Dynasty architecture. The temple actually depicts South Indian style architecture.

According to the history, it took 40 years to built this stunning temple. There are two small Shiva Lingas present on either side of the main temple.

Ramappa Temple Attractions:


The sand stone built temple of Ramalingeswara Swamy consists of a Garbha gruha, the innermost sanctum where resides the main murti [primary deity], an antarla and a maha mandapa [Great Hall] with three entrances of which the main entrance faces east.

Ramalingeswara Temple near Warangal

The main Linga of this temple is made from black basalt. Inside Garbha gruha one can find many stunning sculptures depicting important scenes from Sanskrit epic Ramayana, Shiva Purana and many other mythological narratives.

The sculptures carved on the beams depicts many historic stories including Daksha Samharam, Ksheera sagara mathanam, Tripurasura Samharam, Narakasura-Vadha and Gajasurasamhara.

Lord Shiva Idol at Ramappa Temple

Nandi at Ramappa Gudi

Another attraction of this ancient temple is of a beautiful Nandi facing the shrine of Lord Shiva. The bricks used for the construction of Ramappa temple feels light-weight and will float in the water.

Nandi at Palampet - Ramappa temple

There is an amazing flute carving at the entrance which when hit makes a melodious "sa ri ga ma" sound. The main temple is covered in five acres of land and the surrounding twenty acres is used for the Garden and decoration to attract the tourists.

The temple is built using the red sand stone while black granite is used for carving the beautiful statues on connecting roofs and walls.

How to Reach Ramappa Temple:


By Bus:

Ramappa Temple can be easily reached on road from Hanamakonda, Warangal and Hyderabad. TSRTC runs frequent buses on this route.

ramappa temple images

By Train:

Ramappa Temple has no direct Railway Station. The nearest station are located at Hanamakonda and Warangal. From there, pilgrims can easily reach Ramalingeswara temple by buses and other vehicles.

By Flight:

The nearest airport from Ramappa Gudi is located at Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. From there, tourists can use road or rail network to reach the temple very easily.

Ramappa Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple

Nearby Tourist Attractions:


There are many tourist attractions nearby Ramappa Temple. The most popular ones include:




1. Thousand Pillars Temple at Warangal
4. Yadagirigutta Narasimha Swamy Temple
5. Laknavaram

Accommodation Facility:


Tourist can get good accommodation at Haritha Hotel, Ramappa located very close to the stunning Ramappa Lake.

Best Time to Visit Ramappa Temple:


ramappa temple palampet

The best time to visit Ramappa temple is between October and April months. This place is normally crowded with tourists during the festival season and on weekends.

Ramappa Temple Timings:


The historic Ramappa temple is open to the visitors from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Author Note:


Ramappa Temple Palmpet Warangal

Visitors can cover many of these historic places in a single or two days trip. I actually covered Kaleshwaram, Ramappa Temple and Bhadrakali Temple at Hanamkonda in a single day.

It would be greatly helpful for me to write better travelling articles in the future, if you kindly give me some suggestions on this post in the comments section.

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