National Affairs: Rudreswara Temple - India’s 39th UNESCO World Heritage List

By Gaurav Gupta|Updated : July 28th, 2021

A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by UNESCO for its special cultural or physical significance. The list of World Heritage Sites is maintained by the international 'World Heritage Programme', administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

The Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. With this latest induction, there are 39th World Heritage Sites located in India.

A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by UNESCO for its special cultural or physical significance. The list of World Heritage Sites is maintained by the international 'World Heritage Programme', administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

The Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. With this latest induction, there are 39th World Heritage Sites located in India.

About Rudreswara Temple

  • Telangana's Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) has been given a world heritage site tag by the UNESCO.
  • The decision was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO on Sunday (25th July).
  • Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect - Ramappa, was proposed by the Indian government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019. Telangana's Rudreswara Temple (also known as the Ramappa Temple) has been given a world heritage site tag by the UNESCO.

  • The decision was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO on Sunday (25th July).
  • Ramappa temple, a 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect - Ramappa, was proposed by the Indian government as its only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019.The Ministry of Culture has put out a brief description of the temple.

  • According to the ministry, the Rudreswara temple was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya Empire by Recharla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva. The presiding deity here is Ramalingeswara Swamy.
  • It is also known as the Ramappa temple, after the sculptor who executed the work in the temple for 40 years. The temple complexes of Kakatiyas have a distinct style, technology and decoration exhibiting the influence of the Kakatiyan sculptor.
  • The Ramappa Temple is a manifestation of this and often stands as a testimonial to the Kakatiyan creative genius.
  • The Ramappa temple stands on a 6 feet high star-shaped platform with walls, pillars and ceilings adorned with intricate carvings that attest to the unique skill of the Kakatiyan sculptors.

World Heritage Sites in India

  • A World Heritage Site is a place that is listed by UNESCO for its special cultural or physical significance. The list of World Heritage Sites is maintained by the international 'World Heritage Programme', administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.
  • The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
  • This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
  • India has 39 world heritage sites that include 31 Cultural properties, 7 Natural properties and 1 mixed site.

List of India's World Heritage Sites:-

In Cultural Properties Area (31):

  1. Agra Fort (1983)
  2. Ajanta Caves (1983)
  3. Archaeological Site of Nalanda Mahavihara at Nalanda, Bihar (2016)
  4. Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi (1989)
  5. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park (2004)
  6. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus) (2004)
  7. Churches and Convents of Goa (1986)
  8. Elephanta Caves (1987)
  9. Ellora Caves (1983)
  10. Fatehpur Sikri (1986)
  11. Great Living Chola Temples (1987,2004)
  12. Group of Monuments at Hampi (1986)
  13. Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram (1984)
  14. Group of Monuments at Pattadakal (1987)
  15. Hill Forts of Rajasthan (2013)
  16. Historic City of Ahmadabad (2017)
  17. Humayun's Tomb, Delhi (1993)
  18. Jaipur City, Rajasthan (2019)
  19. Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Telangana (2021)
  20. Khajuraho Group of Monuments (1986)
  21. Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya (2002)
  22. Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008)
  23. Qutb Minar and its Monuments, Delhi (1993)
  24. Rani-ki-Vav (the Queen’s Stepwell) at Patan, Gujarat (2014)
  25. Red Fort Complex (2007)
  26. Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (2003)
  27. Sun Temple, Konârak (1984)
  28. Taj Mahal (1983)
  29. The Architectural Work of Le Corbusier, an Outstanding Contribution to the Modern Movement (2016)
  30. The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur (2010)
  31. Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai (2018)

In Natural Properties Area (7):

  1. Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (2014)
  2. Kaziranga National Park (1985)
  3. Keoladeo National Park (1985)
  4. Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (1985)
  5. Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers National Parks (1988,2005)
  6. Sundarbans National Park (1987)
  7. Western Ghats (2012)

In Mixed Properties (1):

  1. Khangchendzonga National Park (2016)
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