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Ghanpur Group of Temples, Ghanpur (Mulug), Warangal, AP

February 5, 2014 12 comments

Ghanpur Group of Temples

The Hidden Gem of Kakatiya Architecture

See also: FAM (familiarization) tour of Hyderabad and Warangal

Panorama of Ghanpur Group of Temples, Ghanpur (Mulug), Warangal, Anadhra Pradesh (AP)

Panorama of Ghanpur Group of Temples, Ghanpur (Mulug), Warangal, Anadhra Pradesh

The scattered ruins of the Ghanpur Temple complex, locally known as Kotagullu, looks like a huge open air museum, with crumbling structures and scattered sculptures.

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Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Paintings

January 15, 2014 35 comments

Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Paintings

Ancient Audio Visual Art, Chrerial (Cheriyal). Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

See also: FAM (familiarization) tour of Hyderabad and Warangal

As our car meandered through the winding roads of Cherial (Cheriyal) village, it was a total disappointment. I expected houses with intricately painted scroll hanging from the walls, something which I have seen in Raghurajpur (Orissa) and Naya (West Bengal). But Cherial (Cheriyal), which is located in Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh and is 100 km from Hyderabad, looks like any other Indian village.

Cherial Scroll Painting, Cherial, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Painting, Cherial, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

We made our way past playing children, to the studio of famous Cherial (Cheriyal) Scroll Painter, D. Vaikuntham. Its just an ordinary house but a board outside said that it belonged to a National Award Winner.

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Ramappa Temple, Palmpet, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

November 6, 2013 11 comments

Ramappa Temple, Palmpet, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh

Gem of Kakatiya Architecture

See also: FAM (familiarization) tour of Hyderabad and Warangal

12 Dancing Girls (Mnadkinis) Sculptures of Ramappa temple, Palampet, Warangal

12 Dancing Girls (Mnadkinis) Sculptures of Ramappa temple, Palampet, Warangal

A dozen elegant female dancers striking different poses will welcome you to the temple. Each with their flowing clothes, intricate jewelery and not to mention the amazing facial expression will be part of the grand entry. This is Ramappa Temple, Palampet, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.

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Hyderabad and Warangal

October 16, 2013 23 comments

Hyderabad and Warangal

FAM (Familiarization) tour of Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC)

A thundering voice echoed through the ruins of an ancient fort depicting the the tales of a long lost kingdom and battles long ago. Relevant portions of the fort were lit up to add a new dimension to the story.

L - R: P.  Jogi Naidu, Kiran Mehta, Rangan Datta, Kalyani and Sunil Vaidyanathan

L – R: P. Jogi Naidu, Kiran Mehta, Rangan Datta, Kalyani and Sunil Vaidyanathan (Photo: Kirtana)

Probably you have got it by now, its the sound and light show at the Golconda Fort, Hyderabad and I was part of a 3 day (8 – 10 Oct. 2013) FAM (Familiarization) trip of Hyderabad and Warangal organized by the APTDC.

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