There are many temples in India which have their own unique feature. Due to these characteristics, they create their own identity. By the way, the temple is usually named after the deity in that temple. But today we are going to tell you about a temple which is named after its builder. We are talking about the Ramappa temple located in a valley in Palampet village of Venkatapur division of Mulugu district in Telangana.
Lord Shiva sits in the Ramappa temple, hence it is also known as 'Ramalingeshwar Temple'. The story of the construction of this temple is very interesting. It is said that in 1213 AD, Mahaparaja Ganapati Dev of Kakatiya dynasty of Andhra Pradesh suddenly came to mind the idea of building a Shiva temple. After this, he ordered his architect Ramappa to build a temple that would last for years.
Ramappa also followed the orders of his king and by his craftsmanship built a grand, beautiful and huge temple. It is said that the king was so happy to see that time that he named it after the architect. The famous Italian merchant and explorer Marco Polo, who came to India in the 13th century, called this temple 'the brightest star in the galaxy of temples'.
Even after 800 years, this temple still stands as strong as it was before. A few years ago, suddenly the question arose in the minds of the people that this temple is so old, yet why it does not collapse, while many temples built after it was broken and turned into ruins. When this matter reached the Archeology Department, he reached the village of Palampet to examine the temple. Even after a lot of efforts, he could not find out the secret of how this temple has stood so strongly so far.
Later, experts of the archaeology department cut a piece of stone to find out the secret of the temple's strength, after which the surprising truth was revealed. Actually, the stone was very light and when it was put in water, it started swimming instead of sinking in water. Then the secret of the strength of the temple came to know that almost all the ancient temples were broken due to the weight of their heavy stones, but it is constructed with very light stones, so this temple does not break.
Now the biggest question was, where did such light stones come from, because such stones are not found anywhere in the world, which can float in the water (except the stones of Ram Sethu). So did Ramappa build such stones himself and that too 800 years ago? Did they have any technique that would lighten the stones so much that they would float in the water? All these questions remain a question even today because no one has known their secrets till date
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