There are ruins of two old stone temples, one adjacent to the Rudramadevi monument . The second one stone ruins of temple is to the other side of the tar road. The inscription revealed that Rani Rudrama Devi died on 27 Nov. 1289, and the same day one of her Senani Mallikarjuna Nayakudu died. The inscription was erected by son of Mallikarjuna Nayakudu, one of the soldier of the Rudrama Army. They fought with the rebelling Kayasta Ambadeva and in the fight both Rani Rudrama Devi and Army Chief Mallikarjuna Nayakudu lost their lives. Son of Mallikarjuna Nayakudu unveiled the stone inscription to that effect.
Near to the junction of this side road to the Nakrekal main road 100 meter away on to the right side a statue of Rani Rudrama on the horse weilding a sword has been erected by the new Telangana Government and has been covered with white plastic papers. It may be unveiled soon.
Historical connection gives us a nostalgic feeling. Before and after the war the tradition has been that Rani Rudrama offers prayers to Lord Shiva and Lord Ganesha in the temples located at Pillalamarri village of Suryapet mandal and Chaya Someswara Swamy temple of Panagal in Nalgonda.
Earlier, I had visited the Chaaya Someswara Swamy temple of Nalgonda(1000 years old). Shivalinga of Chaaya Someswara swamy is always in Chaya or shade irrespective of the direction of the SUN whole day. It is a mystery and a wonder how the architect of the temple or Shilpacharyas have achieved this. Where from the rays are falling all around the shiva linga from the roof is not obvious. We donot know whether the mysterious phenomenon has been studied using modern scientific techniques. Devotees believe that this is the greatness of God of the temple and truely so.
I have not visited the Pillalamarri temples, but located in wikimapia an anicient temple with a photo that belongs to the Kakatiya period of 11 th century and a very good blog about three temples at Pillalamarri village
The temples at Pillalamarri village are :
( 1)Sri Erakeswaralayam outside of the village
(2) Sri Nameswaralayam in the middle of the village
(3) Sri Chennakesava Alalyam.
Temples 2 & 3 are in the same campus in the middle of the village .
. Pillalamarri and Panagal villages are 30 kms apart. Rani Rudrama Devi first performed prayers at Pillamarri temple and while going to Panagal temple along with Senapathi Shri Mallikarjuna Nayakudu (native of Chandupatla village), rebel Samantha Raju Kayasta Ambadeva might have taken them by surprise and deceipt to kill the two. By 1289, historical facts shows that age of Rani Rudrama Devi should have nearly 80 years or so. Ambadeva after declaring himself as the king might have tried to hide the facts related to the death of Rani Rudrama Devi for his own benefit to subdue the anger of the people of the region.