Ramappa gudi also known as the Ramalingeswara temple, is located 77 km from Warangal, the ancient capital of the Kakatiya dynasty, 157 km from Hyderabad in the state of Telangana in southern India. It lies in a valley at Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, in erstwhile Mulug Taluq of Warangal 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 and said to have been built by a General Recherla Rudra, during the period of the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva.
This is one of the beautiful temples of kakatiya period built by racherla rudra, a general of kakatiya ganapati deva. According to a contemporary record this temple was built in 1213 a.d. the temple stands on a raised platform with garbhagriha, an antarla, and maha mandapa with lateral porched entrances on three sides. The main entrance faces east.The garbhagriha contains a black basalt linga installed on a high pedestal insideover the ceiling of the central ankana one finds a magnificient display of sculptures depicting scenes from ramayana, siva purana and other mythological narratives.The striking peculiarity of the building lies in the arrangement of bracket figures.
Above the kakshasana level decorated with slender, graceful madanikas, naginis etc. In different poses, the other units within the prakara are an imposing nandi mandapa, kameswara and kateswara shrines.It’s probably the only one temple in the country to be known by the name of its architect. temple got its name Ramappa because of its chief architect Ramappa. The Ramappa temple is the right destination for people who admire architectural brilliance and have a panoramic view of true scenic beauty. The temple is situated in Palampet village of the Venkatapur Mandal, in Mulug Taluq of Warangal, Telangana state.
Mahashivaratri is the famous and grand festival for lord Shiva. Mahashivaratri is celebrated for 3 days in this temple. It is a very important festival celebrated in a pomp manner like other Shiva shrines.Maha Shivaratri’ or ‘Shivaratri, ‘ is a hindu festival celebrated on ‘Chadturdasi’ of Magha Masam (according to Telugu Calender). Maha Shivaratri is ppopularly know as the birthday of Lord Shiva and is worshiped in form of ‘Lingam’.