India’s 39th UNESCO World Heritage Site: Telangana’s Ramappa temple
2021-07-26 | Raj Raushan
Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple in the Palampet village of Telangana is now added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. The Ramappa temple has got the prestigious tag of UNESCO World Heritage Site on 25 July 2021 thus becoming the 39th UNESCO World Heritage Site in India.
It is officially announced during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee held online in Fuzhou, China. The decision was reached with 17 votes in favour of the inscription of the Ramappa Temple. The nomination process started in the year 2019 for the UNESCO World Heritage Site, but the process of selection was delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The temple was constructed during the Kakatiyan Period in the 13th-century. It took around 40 years for the development of the Temple. The temple is situated in Palmapet village in Mulugu District of Telangana. It is also known as Ramalingeshwara or Rudreshwara temple. The temple was constructed 800 years ago by General Recharla Rudra during the reign of Kakatiya King Ganapati Deva.
The temple Rudreshwara is popularly known as the Ramappa temple because it gives honor to the architect who worked 40 years to build this temple.
As per the latest data, the world comprises of 1129 World Heritage Site with India having 39 World Heritage Sites.
Benefits of being UNESCO's World Heritage Site
- When the site becomes the UNESCO World heritage site, then it becomes more attractive to the travellers, this could help bring new economic benefits.
- It becomes qualified to receive funds for its safety and conservation.
- If you need to repair the site, the site will have access to global project management resources or if you need more options for tourism to ensure the security of the site.
- The site is protected under the Geneva Convention against destruction during the war, once the site is declared as a world heritage site.
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