A judge of the High Court, L. Narasimha Reddy, has said that the medieval temple of Ramappa, which was constructed by Kakatiya dynasty, would have been world famous had it been in any other country.

Several such temples which were noted for their art have paled into insignificance in Telangana, he told a meeting that was held to mark the release of a book written to coincide with the completion of 800 years of the temple here on Thursday.

Justice Reddy said the temples in Telangana were known for their social and spiritual values.

There was also scientific content in them as seen from the survival of Ramappa temple despite being constructed with sand. It was said that the bricks made of sand which went into the construction of the temple floated on water, he recalled.

He felt that the architects who designed Ramappa temple must have had a divine force to help them sculpt the idols which were more elegant than those in the famous Vellore temples.

Stating that technology was the strong point of the architects, he recalled how a ‘gopuram’ which bent sideways, was repaired using grams at Ramappa.

A whole room was filled with grams and the ‘gopuram’ was raised to its original position. He regretted that such temples were neglected in the country.

The president of Telangana writers forum, Juluru Gowrishanker, and the author of the book titled ‘800 years of Ramappa’, Jayadheer Tirumala Rao, also spoke.

‘Several such temples which were noted for their art have paled into insignificance in Telangana’