Hyderabad: The Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple in Telangana has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, reports news agency ANI. The 13th century temple in Palampet, Telangana has been given the status on Sunday. At the ongoing online meeting of World Heritage Committee, a consensus with 17 countries backing the move ensured the inscription of the site, reports The Hindu.Also Read - Telangana Announces Dussehra Bonanza, To Give Employees 30% Share In Profits Of Govt-Run Firm

Prime Minister expressed joy over the decision and urged people to visit the majestic temple complex. “Excellent! Congratulations to everyone, especially the people of Telangana. The iconic Ramappa Temple showcases 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,” PM Modi was quoted as saying by ANI. Also Read - TSPSC Recruitment 2022: Apply For 833 Posts at tspsc.gov.in. Check Salary, Eligibility Here

Earlier, the ‘Glorious Kakatiya Temples and Gateways – Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple, Palampet’ examination as a World Heritage Site nomination was deferred in the agenda papers. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) cited nine shortcomings at the site after the initial visit in 2019, but on Sunday a majority veered round to India’s view about the site’s outstanding universal value. Also Read - Amid Crackdown on PFI, 2 Burqa-Clad Women Vandalise Durga Idol, Virgin Mary Statue in Hyderabad

Built by Racherla Senapati Rudrayya, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapatideva, in the 13th century, the main temple is flanked by the collapsed structures of Kateshwarayya and Kameshwarayya temples in Palampet, about 220 kilometres from Hyderabad, according to The Hindu.

(With inputs from ANI)