The 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has accepted India’s proposal for the World Heritage Site tag for Rudreswara Temple at Warangal in Telangana. Also known as the Ramappa Temple, the 13th century engineering marvel named after its architect, Ramappa, located at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal.
The Rudreswara temple was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya Empire by Recherla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva.The presiding deity here is RamalingeswaraSwamy. 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 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 Kakatiya sculptors.