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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 3, Issue 2, Part C (2017)

Superstructure architecture of Ghanpur group of temples in Kakatiya times

Koteswara Rao Kore and Dr. P Sudhakar
The excellence of the kakatiya architecture and sculpture is revealed is the constructions of a later age. They include the famous temples at Hanumakonda, Warangal, Pillalamarri and palampet. The thousand pillar temple known as the Rudreswara temple at Hanumakonda constructed by Rudradeva in 1162 A.D. Stands as a testimony for the great architectural priumph of the age of the kakatiyas. The ceilings, the portals, the inner walls and pillar of this temple and colossal image of Nandi-all built of granite and black stone were finely chistelled, elaborately decorated with intricate designs and perfectly pro-portioned with amazing skill and mastery, depicting the figures of animals, deities and scences from the epics.
The Ganapeswara Swamy temple complex is a 13th century Kakatiya wonder located at a partly-excavated spot amidst rice fields, outside Ghanpur, a small village near palampet. The temple complex has red sandstone shrines dedicated to lord Siva. Known locally as Kota gullu, the complex currently has two east –facing Siva shrines. The temple and the village are named after Ganapathi Deva, the kakatiya ruler during whose reign the shrines were constructed. It is situated 65km from Warangal via Parakala.
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How to cite this article:
Koteswara Rao Kore, Dr. P Sudhakar. Superstructure architecture of Ghanpur group of temples in Kakatiya times. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(2):146-148.
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