Ramappa Temple the Crest Jewel of Kakatiya Aart and Architecture
Why is the Rudreshwara Temple unique and the Crest Jewel of Telangana Art and Architecture? This is the complete and surviving Temple of the entire Kakatiyan style of Architecture. It heralds the spiritual merit and glory of the patron Rudra Senapati. It is the lone testimony to the technological excellence and the fine technique fused in the craftsmanship. The entire temple has been conceived with the design sensibility of focusing on one form: the Lotus, the Padma. A discerning eye will appreciate his aesthetic approach of the designer. The use of different and diverse materials in the execution is breathtaking. Surprisingly dolerite is manifested with crisp carvings tractable to the chisel of the gifted sculptors. The salabhanjikas in the form of bracket figures adorning the exteriors of the sabhamantapa and the dancing figures adorning the pillars in the interiors will remain with the viewer for a long, long time.
- Socio-religious and cultural notions of the times are well captured and presented by the architects. The ritual of Girija kalyana performed as part of MahaSivaratri celebrations takes place in the centre of Rangabhumika under the canopy of celestial Girija kalyana, the sculptural panorama. These elements of intangible cultural heritage were handed down to this illuminative space 8 centuries ago, and create an extra-sensory experience on every Sivaratri.
- Rudreshwara, the Ramappa Temple, is the perfect fusion of the ardent insight of a fully conscious architect, articulated attention to detail of the sculptors and the designers, great craftsmanship, sensible application of materials, and impeccable execution. The unfailing faith and devotion of the populace of the region is the icing on the cake and gives the temple a proud place in the history and culture of Telangana. Today, this temple is the cultural marker of the Deccan region and deserves to be reckoned as the Crest Jewel of Kakatiya Art Architecture and the Pride of Telangana Heritage.
Ramappa Temple the Crest Jewel of Kakatiya Aart and Architecture or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the state of Telangana, India.The Jatra begins at Medaram in Tadvai Mandal in Warangal district. It commemorates the fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma, with the reigning rulers against an unjust law. It is believed that after Kumbha Mela, the Medaram jatara attracts the largest number of devotees in the country. An estimated 10 million people gathered in 2012It is celebrated in Medaram during the time the goddesses of the tribals is believed to visit them. Medaram is a remote place in the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Dandakaranya, the largest surviving forest belt