Dichpally Ramalayam




Dichpally Ramalayam is a Lord Rama temple located in Nizamabad, Telangana. According to historical sources, it was built in the 14th century by the Kakatiya kings. It is also called Indhoor Khajuraho or Nizamabad Khajuraho. Dedicated to Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu, the temple is said to have been built by the Kakatiya kings. The Ramalayam has 105 steps which the visitors have to walk in order to offer prayers to the deity. For the convenience of old and challenged people, the temple also has a pedestrian subway. The subway is also the common connecting link with the Raghunanda Temple. Each carving on the walls inside and outside of the temple stand as strong reminders of the Kakatiya glory. The temple got its first idol of the great Lord Rama and his consort Goddess Sita, his brother Lakshmana and his greatest devotee Hanuman in the year 1949. The idol was gifted to the temple by a local devotee Gajawada Chinnaiah Gupta.

Temple was built of black and white basalt stone, with the finest architecture and excellent craftsmanship of goddesses, animals, devils and Khajuraho style erotic structures on it. This ancient temple has an awesome sculpture with extremely beautiful carvings on temple walls, ceilings, pillars, and door frames. This temple has 105 steps and a pedestrian subway connecting it to Raghunadha Temple in the Nizamabad urban centre.

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