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Telangana’s Ramappa Temple declared UNESCO heritage site


Team Udayavani, Jul 26, 2021, 6:02 PM IST

Kakatiya Rudreshwara temple, better known as Ramappa temple, located at Palampet village in Mulugu district has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

This temple is 209 km away from the State capital Hyderabad and was built by the Kakatiya dynasty kings.

“Construction of the sandstone temple began in 1213 CE and is believed to have continued over some 40 years. The building features decorated beams and pillars of carved granite and dolerite with a distinctive and pyramidal Vimana (horizontally stepped tower) made of lightweight porous bricks, so-called ‘floating bricks’, which reduced the weight of the roof structures.” said UNESCO.

The UNESCO tweeted: “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage site: Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana, in #IndiaFlag of India. Bravo!”

PM Narendra Modi shared his joy, tweeted, “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.”

K Taraka Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for municipal administration and urban development 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”

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