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Weekend at Warangal

Warangal is situated about 150 kms from Hyderabad, and is definitely a excellent few days vacation for journey deprived people in Hyderabad. The city was ruled by the Kakatiya empire from 12th to 14th centuries, and therefore has many typical monuments remaining from that era. While most are in remains, they still provide a glance into what might have persisted then, as well as display some very complex rock perform. It is awesome to understand that these rocks have survived eight hundred years.
Relive the glorious Kakatiya era and discover the regal past.
Trip Highlights: Bhongir Fort, Yadagirigutta, Jain Temple at Kolanpaka, Pembarthy, Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal Fort, Bhadrakali Temple, Laknavaram Lake, Ramappa Temple, Ancient Shiva Temples at Ghanpur.

Warangal Fort:

Warangal Fort is located 12 kilometers from Hanamkonda in Warangal town in Andhra Pradesh. It was designed in the 13th century by the Kakatiya empire. Warangal is to the north east of Hyderabad, 150 miles from it. The two places are linked by road and rail. Warangal Fort is in southern Warangal. Warangal Fort, now in remains, was once an impregnable citadel in the state. Near to the Ekashila hill rock, there are different levels growing out. The developing of Warangal Fort started in 1199 AD at the guidelines of the Kakatiyan king Ganapati Deva and his daughter, Rani Rudrama Devi monitored the procedure until its achievement in 1261 AD. The remains of the fort that are existing in the town offer some useful ideas of the last society that used to occupy these lands.

Warangal Fort is well-known for its architectural beauty besides its history. The continues to be of the citadel involve spectacular gateways and great, fashionable techniques, each almost 50 feet tall. The exclusive operate determining the four remarkable assistance supports of the entry is that they have been cut from only one rock. Three protection stages create sure the protection of what was once the inner precincts and center of energy. Part of the remains involve sensitive statue and stone work, elements and styles delineating animals like lions and swans. Inside the fort area are the remains of temples razed to the floor by the beginning Qutub Shahi kings. The place is full of wealth and sources from the past.

Ramappa Temple:

Ramappa gudi also known as the Ramalingeswara temple, is situated 77 km from Warangal, the ancient capital of the Kakatiya empire, 157 km from Hyderabad in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. It can be found in a area at Palampet town of Venkatapur Mandal, in erstwhile Mulug Taluq of Warangal region, a small town long past its days of glory in the 13th and 14th centuries. An wording in the temple schedules it to the season 1213 and said to have been designed by a Common Recherla Rudra, during the period of the Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva.

The Temple:

This medieval temple is a Shivalaya (where Shiva is worshipped) and known as after the artist Ramappa, a Vishwakarma Brahmin Sthapathi of Karnataka State, who designed it rather that after its presiding deity, Ramalingeswara, perhaps to feature Shiva's significance as the individual god of the Character of Vishnu, Rama. The record says that it took 40 years to build this temple.
This wonderful temple, an example of amazing Kakatiya empire art, Organized and formed by Vishwakarma Brahmin Sthapathis[citation needed] was designed on the traditional design of being raised above the world on a high star-shaped foundation.

Intricate carvings line the surfaces and protect the support pillars and ceilings. Beginning at its platform to its walls sections, support beams and ceiling are formed numbers attracted from Hindu mythology. The ceiling (garbhalayam) of the temple is designed with stones, which are so light that they are able to flow on water. The area at the front part of the sanctum is loaded with fantastically designed support beams that are placed as to merge mild and area fantastically with the perfectly chiselled surfaces and roof. There are two small Shiva shrines on either part of the primary temple that are absolutely damaged. The tremendous Nandi within, experiencing the shrine of Shiva, continues to be in fine shape. In most of the shiva temples, the Nandi was strait to deity but in the temples designed by KAKATIYAS the nandi is in an aware place and awaiting your order of lord shiva. Acharya Nataraja Ramakrishna enhanced Perini Shivatandavam (Perini Dance), by seeing the statues in this forehead. The dancing presents published in NRITTA RATHNAVALI by JAYAPA SENAANI also seems to be in these statues. The temple designed area is 5 miles and a 20 miles of area was designed by the plants around the temple. A complete of 25 km radious discovered ancient temples in the region.

How to Reach:

Exactly Ramappa temple is located in Palampet,Venkatapur mandal, which is 19 km far from Mulugu Mandal (50 km off Warangal).

Thousand Pillar Temple :

The Thousand Pillar Temple is a historic Hindu temple located in the city of Hanamakonda, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya.


The Thousand Pillar Temple is one of the very old temples of South India that was designed by the kakatiyas of Chalukya empire. It is unique to be a work of art and obtained major levels with regards to structural skills by the historical kakathiya vishwakarma sthapathis. It is considered that the Thousand Pillar Temple was designed by Master Rudra Deva in 1163 AD. The Thousand Pillar Temple is a sample of the Kakatiyan style of structure of the 12th century. It was damaged by the Mughal Empires during their intrusion of South India. It consists of one temple and other developing. There are one thousand pillars in the building and the temple, but no pillar obstructs a person in any point of the temple to see the god in the other temple. The present day technicians have taken out all the pillars from the building. After they raised all the support beams they experienced a large huge of sand. It took nearly two several weeks for them to take away all the sand. It was wet sand, because of a tube relationship from the encompassing water body known as Bhadrakali Cheruvu. but at the moment these temple was destroyed.

Temple architecture:

The Thousand Pillar Temple with its remains can be found in the near the Hanamkonda-Warangal road, about 150 miles from Hyderabad town. This temple is star-shaped with several shrines and lingams.

There are three shrines within the temple known as the Trikutalayam. The three shrines of the Thousand Pillar Temple are devoted to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya. The Thousand Pillar Temple is enclosed by a big lawn in which many little lingam shrines can be seen. There are 1,000 extremely designed support beams and a Nandi bull in the temple. The Nandi bull was designed out of a dark basalt monolith that has been highly polished. The Thousand Pillar Temple is designed on a foundation that is brought up to one metre height from the ground level. The temple is offered with a number of support beams which are delicately designed and ornamented.Rock cut elephants and perforated screens in the temple are attribute of the then existing empire.

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