The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared the 13th-century Ramappa in Palampet, Telangana a ‘World Heritage Site’ on Sunday.
The specialised agency of the United Nations announced that the Kakatiya Rudreshwara Ramappa Temple was inscribed into the World Heritage Site. “Just inscribed as @UNESCO #WorldHeritage site: Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana, in #IndiaFlag of India. Bravo!” UNESCO tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the people of Telangana after the Kakatiya Rudreshwara Ramappa Temple was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The Prime Minister also urged citizens to visit the temple which was built during the rule of Kakatiya dynasty.
“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,” Modi said in a tweet.
This is the first world heritage site from Telangana. An inscription in the temple dates 1213 CE which resembles that it was buit by a Kakatiya General Recherla Rudra, the time period of Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva.