Ramappa Temple or Rudreshwara Temple is a Sivalayam where Lord Ramalingeshwara is worshipped. The temple is located in Telengana, the South Indian State about 210 kilometers from Hyderabad.
The temple is said to be built by the Kakatiyas during the period of Ganapati Deva. It stands on a 6 foot high star-shaped platform. There are many carved pillars in the hall in front of the sanctum. They have been installed in a way that it creates an effect that combines light and space. Ramappa was the sculpture who built it and hence named after him. It is probably the only temple in India to be named after a craftsman.
Reddish Sandstone is used to build the main structure of the temple. Columns rount the outside have large brackets of black basalt, rich in iron, magnesium and silica. The Kakatiya Art is majestically displayed by the carvings in the form of mythical animals, dancers and musicians. On July 25th 2021, this temple is inscribed as a World Heritage Site named “Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telengana”.