Hyderabad: The Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple in Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 13th century temple in Palampet, Telangana has been given the status on Sunday (July 15).
The Kakatiya Rudreshwara temple is located in Palampet, about 220 kilometres from Hyderabad, Telangana.
It was reportedly built by Racherla Senapati Rudrayya, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapatideva, in the 13th century.
As per reports, a consensus with 17 countries during an online meeting of the World Heritage Committee ensured the inscription of the temple.
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Prime Minister expressed joy over the decision and urged people to visit the majestic temple complex. “Excellent! Congratulations to everyone, especially the people of Telangana. The iconic Ramappa Temple showcases outstanding craftsmanship of great Kakatiya dynasty. I would urge you all to visit this majestic temple complex and get a first-hand experience of its grandness”.
Excellent! Congratulations to everyone, specially the people of Telangana.
The iconic Ramappa Temple showcases the outstanding craftsmanship of great Kakatiya dynasty. I would urge you all to visit this majestic Temple complex and get a first-hand experience of it’s grandness. https://t.co/muNhX49l9J pic.twitter.com/XMrAWJJao2
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 25, 2021
Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao also felt happy to hear about this news and tweeted, “Happy to share the good news that the 800-year-old Kakatiya Rudreshwara #RamappaTemple in #Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO #WorldHeritage Site. My compliments to everyone who was involved in the effort.”
“This is the first world heritage site from Telangana Next aim is to get world heritage city status for our capital city #Hyderabad”, read the tweet by KT Rama Rao.