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.
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About the Rudreswara temple:
- The Rudreswara temple was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya Empire.
- The iconic 13th-century temple is also known as Ramappa temple, named after its architect, Ramappa
- The Rudreswara temple was the only nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag for the year 2019 by the Indian government.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
- UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
- UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.
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