Dichpally Ramalayam

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Dichpally Ramalayam
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Dichpally Ramalayam is located in India
Dichpally Ramalayam
Location in India
Geography
Coordinates 18°23′31″N 78°06′04″E / 18.392°N 78.101°E / 18.392; 78.101Coordinates: 18°23′31″N 78°06′04″E / 18.392°N 78.101°E / 18.392; 78.101
Country India
State Telangana
District Nizamabad
Culture
Sanctum Rama

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. Ramalayam is also called Khilla Ramalayam, as there is an old fort wall down the way.[1]

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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 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 center.[2] The temple is visited by thousands of devotees on the festival Sri Rama Navami.

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