Ramappa Temple in Palampet added as World Heritage Site

The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO gave their consensus to Inscribe the temple as a World Heritage Site in the 44th Online Session (July 16 to 31) being hosted by China from Fuzhou.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  25 July 2021 12:19 PM GMT
Ramappa Temple in Palampet added as World  Heritage Site

Hyderabad: Ramappa Temple in Palampet, Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Sunday. The World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO gave their consensus to Inscribe the temple as a World Heritage Site in the 44th Online Session (July 16 to 31) being hosted by China from Fuzhou.

Located in Palampet village, approximately 200km north-east of Hyderabad, the temple has been inscribed as World Heritage Site in the 44th Online Session (July 16 to 31) being hosted by China at Fuzhou.

Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple has been on the UNESCO Tentative List since April 15, 2014, along with glorious Kakatiya temples & Gateways. The dossier was created by the Telangana state government. In 2016, the dossier was sent to the GOI, requesting it to propose the nomination of the temple

The Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple dossier, along with the dossier for Jaipur City was submitted to the World Heritage Centre in 2018. It was prioritized for the inscription process in the year 2019, and an International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) expert evaluated the site in September 2019.

The ICOMOS technical evaluation mission was carried out by Vasu Poshyanandana (Thailand) in September 2019. In mid - November 2019, the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel evaluated the cultural and mixed properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List in 2020.

As per the UNESCO World Heritage Site document, it is the main Shiva temple in a walled complex built during the Kakatiyan period (1123โ€“1323 AD) under rulers Rudradeva and Recharla Rudra. Construction of the sandstone temple began in 1213 AD and is believed to have continued over some 40 years. The medieval Deccan temple dates back to 1213 AD and was built under the patronage of the Kakatiya ruler Kakati Ganapathi Deva under the authority of his Chief Commander Rudra Samani at Ranakude in the Atukuru province.

"Excellent! Congratulations to everyone, especially 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 its grandness," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.



"It gives me immense pleasure to share that UNESCO has conferred the World Heritage tag to Ramappa Temple at Palampet, Warangal, Telangana. On behalf of the nation, particularly from the people of Telangana," said The Union Minister of Culture, G Kishan Reddy.

He added that he congratulated the entire team of Archeology Survey of India for their untiring efforts towards making the Ramappa Temple a World Heritage Site.



The 13th century Ramappa Temple lies in a valley in Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal of Mulugu district. The temple is a Sivalayam, where Lord Ramalingeswara is worshipped. The quest for UNESCO's World Heritage Site tag began early in 2016 when the Indian government proposed Ramappa temple as its nomination.


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