In a major achievement for Telangana State, UNESCO on Sunday inscribed the iconic Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple, popularly known as Ramappa. Now, Ramappa Temple gets UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the first site in Telangana to be given recognition by UNESCO. In a tweet post, UNESCO corroborated the news and announced that the Telangana’s Ramappa temple would now be inscribed as World’s Heritage site.
Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage site: Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana, in #India🇮🇳. Bravo! 👏
ℹ️ https://t.co/X7SWIos7D9 #44WHC pic.twitter.com/cq3ngcsGy9
— UNESCO 🏛️ #Education #Sciences #Culture 🇺🇳😷 (@UNESCO) July 25, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his pleasure over the iconic Ramappa Temple being inscribed as World Heritage Site by Unesco. “Excellent! Congratulations to everyone, especially the people of Telangana. The iconic Ramappa Temple showcases the outstanding craftsmanship of the great Kakatiya dynasty. I would urge you all to visit this majestic Temple complex and get a first-hand experience of its grandness,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a Tweet.
Ramappa Temple gets UNESCO World Heritage Site:
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 Municipal Administration Minister KTR in a Tweet said: “Happy to hear the good news that the 800-year-old Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) temple in Telangana has been inscribed as UNSECO World Heritage Site. This is the first World Heritage site from Telangana. The next aim is to get World Heritage City status for our capital city, Hyderabad.”
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 pic.twitter.com/BIPCCiHyOJ
— KTR (@KTRTRS) July 25, 2021
According to the inscriptions in the Ramappa temple, it was built in 1213 CE by a general of the Kakatiya empire, Recherla Rudra, during the reign of Kakatiya King Ganapati Deva. The temple is known for its unique features like ‘floating bricks’, sandbox foundations, and exquisite carvings.