The Women Knew About It All Along!

Sanmargam

The Ramappa Temple near Warangal so uniquely named after its architect was constructed in the 13th century during the rule of Kakatiya’s. Its richly embellished sculptures rival the feast laid out by the Hoysala’s in Belur (12th century).

Here are just a few snaps of the icons and panels available on the net:

Musicians and Dancers in ecstatic postures:

15112008897Mandakinis

A long chain of 523 elephants walking around, sculpted all differently on the base of the temple:

520 elephants walking around all different

And here’s our lady wearing high-heels!

HighHeels Ramappa Temples

Unfortunately, there are no video clips I could find in English explaining the sculptures and their intricacies.

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3 Responses to The Women Knew About It All Along!

  1. Ramalingam says:

    There is a saying “A poem need not mean but be!” Same thing applied to the sculpture.

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