About Temple
Image of Nandi

The temple is a Shivalaya and stands majestically on a six feet high star-shaped platform in a spacious compound amidst picturesque surroundings dotted with countless date palm trees. On the western side is the idyllic Ramappa lake constructed during the same period as the temple. The building of a temple and an irrigation tank side by side was the tradition of the Kakatiya rulers.

The main entrance, like in any typical Hindu temple, faces east. The temple consists of a shrine cell, garbhagriha and antarala or an ante chamber and a hall of audience called sabhamantapa, with porched openings on three entrances on the east, south and north, with two six feet high female figures on either side of the three entrances with different voluptuous poses fixed at an angle on high brackets. Carved from highly polished black granite, some of these figures are ornate with decorative jewellery while others are simple. All of them are tall, ferocious and noble, carrying swords, arrows and bows, and are called Madanika, Nagini, Alasakanya and Salabhangika. There are red sandstone dancing figures on all sides of the temple. On the outer-walls there are carved figures of animals and war scenes in the same red sandstone. The sabhamantapa, also called rangamantapa, is small but saturated with fine sculpture.

The main entrance gate in the outer wall of the temple is ruined, so one can enter only through a small west gate. Like its other medieval counterparts at Konark and Halebid, the Ramappa temple stands on a raised platform, which is wide enough to perform Pradakshina, for which there is no provision in the temple.


Facing the eastern entrance is a large seated Nandi with elaborately carved ornate jewellery, bells and a back-cloth, with lively face and watchful eyes. At sun rise, the sun rays fall on its head and reflect on the linga for a few minutes.As the reconstruction of mantapa is becoming late, its losing its previuos glory making the visitors very sad.

The decorative design on the pillars is so meticulous that only a fine needle can go through the lattice work. One wonders at the fine workmanship of the artisans with the meagre available resources.we took photograph with thin sticks in the holes.