Ramappa Temple – UPSC GS3

Ramappa Temple:
  • Ramappa (Rudreswara) Temple is also known as the Ramalingeswara (Lord Siva) temple.
  • Location: The temple is located in the Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal in Telangana’s Mulugu (old Warangal) district.
  • Built by: The temple was constructed in 1213 AD during the reign of the Kakatiya Empire by Recherla Rudra, a general of Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva.
  • Presiding Deity: The presiding deity of the temple is Ramalingeswara Swamy. The temple is known as the Ramappa temple after the sculptor who executed the work in the temple for 40 years.
  • Why in news? UNESCO has inscribed the Ramappa Temple as a UNESCO ‘World Heritage Site’.

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