SRI RAMA CHANDRA TEMPLE AMMAPALLI

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SRI RAMA CHANDRA TEMPLE the Rama temple was built by Vengi kings in 13th century but the idol was 1000 years old. The temple is adorned with a large seven-story tower which is quite famous among Telugu movie fans. There is a large image of Lord Vishnu is sleeping posture above the gateway of the tower.

  • Distance (From Hyderabad – Nampally Railway Station): 30 Kms
  • Visited From: Hyderabad – Nampally Railway Station
  • Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2-3 Hours
  • Place Location: 5 Kms From Shamshabad
  • Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto
  • Timings: 6 AM – 1 PM and 4 PM – 7 PM.
  • Sri Rama Navami is celebrated with great passion at this temple every year (Apr).
  • Tollywood film industry loves Ammapalli Temple and they believe that movies recorded here would become hits with the blessings of Sri Sita Rama Swamy.
  • AddressNear Rajeev Gandhi International Airport, Nagarguda – Shamshabad Rd, Shamshabad, Ammapalle, Telangana 501218

At a distance of 30 km from Hyderabad and 5 km from Shamshabad Bus Stop, Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple of Ammapally is a very ancient Temple and famous for film shootings. This is also one of the most visited among Hyderabad tourist places.

A 700 year old temple in the city of Nizams, Hyderabad sounds very unlikely. However, at a distance of 30 km from Hyderabad and 5 km from Shamshabad Bus Stop,there is Sri Rama Chandra Swamy Temple at Ammapalli village.

While most villages have Rama temples with Hanuman kneeling in front in an act of prayer, the Ammapalli temple has an idol of Kodandarama where Rama holds the arrow in his right hand and a bow in the left. “There are very few Kodandarama temples as they are built only in places where Sri Rama travelled or stayed during his 14 years of exile. That is also the reason the temple doesn’t have Hanuman sitting near the three as he didn’t join them till the end of exile,” says Sharma.

Spread over nine acres, the temple and its ancillary structures hark back to a time when land was not at a premium. It has a step well that sprawls over an acre of land and has a walkway around it. Unfortunately, the well is dry as a rock. “Earlier the well used to be full of water through the year. But now due to a lot of construction activity, the natural pathways of water have been disturbed and the well dries up on a regular basis,” says Anuradha Reddy of Intach who has a family ties to the trustees of the temple belonging to Rajapet Samasthan.

The Rama temple was built by Vengi kings in 13th century but the idol was 1000 years old. The temple is adorned with a large seven-story tower which is quite famous among Telugu movie fans. There is a large image of Lord Vishnu is sleeping posture above the gateway of the tower.

The tower is followed by the main temple with a large corridor around the temple. The Idols of Rama, Sita and Laxmana and its Makara Thoranam are beautifully formed from single black rock. Anjaneya, usually accompanying Lord Rama, is not seen in the garbhagriha. Instead, Anjaneya Swamy idol is placed near the Dwaja Sthambam facing Sri Rama.

There is a large temple pond which is very ancient. The pond is surrounded by porticos and once it provided shelter to the pilgrims. The surroundings of the pond are filled with coconut trees. There is a mandapa opposite to the temple.

 

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