Dichpally Ramalayam is also known as Khilla Rama Temple and was built in 14th Century by Nizamabadhoor Khajuraho. Devotees should climb 105 steps to reach the Sri Rama temple.
The place is being built in 14th century, it is one of the oldest temples in Nizamabad. The Dichpally Ramalayam temple is dedicated to the Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu and is said to have been built by the Kakatiya kings. The temple is also known as Indoor Khajuraho (Khajuraho of Nizamabad) due to its similarity in style and structure.
The temple is located at a distance of 27 kms from Nizamabad, and comes in the route to the Hyderabad, te Dichpally Ramalayam is the best example of stone architecture. It is build with black and white Basalt stone and it also embellished with the figures of Goddesss, animals, Khajuraho style and devils, being engraved on each of its pillars, walls, ceilings, and even door frames. The area which is surrounded the temple is fill with water every yer during the monsoon time and gives the temple a look, just like an island.
The temple has 105 steps which is scaled as per the tourist and religious people to offer their prayings. The temple has a subway built around it and that pedestrian subway acts as a connecting link with the Raghunanda temple. At the entrance of the temple which is culted with the steps, the place is graced by a decorative gateway which bears the Kakatiya style of architecture.
The Dichpally Ramalayam remained incomplete due to some unknown reason, owing to the absence of any idol, even after a long time of its construction. The temple was offered its first idol in 1949 which is of Lord Rama, his consort Sita, his brother Lakshmana and the Hanuman, gifted by the Gajawada Chinniah Gupta who is a local devotee of the village. After which, people start worshipping Lord Rama and his consort, Sita in the temple and before that, the place is believed to have no idols and the reason behind it is still a mystery.
The temple is also known as Khilla Ramalayam, owing to the presence of a fort in its vincity, attracts maximum tourism during the time of Sri Ram Navmi.
Although the incompleteness of the Dichpally Ramalayam place have not proved to be any deterrent devotees to Lord Rama. Thousands of devotees chose this place to be a spot to offer their prayings to the Lord Rama.
The Ramalayam, during Ram Navami is decorated to usher in the festive spirit. Special arrangements will be done tomanage the huge crowd of devotees to let them offer their prayers with peace. It is an auspicious temple for all the devotees of Lord Rama. The place is also best for all the scholars and students for their research work. It is one of the best tourist place in Nizamabad.
How to reach: The place known as Ramalayam is very close to the Nizamabad bus stand and the railway station as well. Visitors can boarded for bus after every 15 minutes as per their comfort and tourist can also hire private transport vehicle as well. Plenty of transport is there, ply to Nizamabad from all the major cities of Telangana including Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar and Khammam.
The historic and sculptures place is best for all the scholars and students as well, to visit and learn about the past and craftsmanship of the Kakatiyan era.
Nearest Railway Station: The railway station is available nearer to Nizamabad which is on the Kachiguda – Secunderabad Nanded railway line.
Maha Abhishekam – 1116/-
Nitya abhishekam – 251/-
Pushpa Alankaram Seva – 10/-
Akhanda Deeparadhana – 251/-
Nithya Naivedyam – 151/-
Pournima Seva Nivedyam – 251/-
Temple Timings: 6.00 am to 12:00 pm and 5.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
Dichpally Temple Address:
This is a protected Monument
This Temple has been declared as an Ancient Monument and notified as a protected Monument under the Telangana ancient and Historic Monuments and Archaeological sites and remains act 1960 (VII of 1960) under section 30(1) of the act whoever destroys, removes, injures, alters defaces, imperils or misuses this Monument shall be punishable with imprisonment which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to 5000 or with both.
Ancient Monuments are your legacies.
Do not disfigure them.
Director Department of Archaeological and Museums, Government of Telangana, Hyderabad.
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