Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple

About Project

This Temple, along with two others, was in the tentative list for nomination from 2014. Work for the nomination of the Rudreshwara temple as a UNESCO World Heritage site began in 2016-17 whereby a dossier was prepared for this purpose. This was a comprehensive document containing the full-fledged identification and complete description of the property, justification for inscription, state of conservation and factors affecting the property, protection and management of the property, monitoring, documentation, contact information of responsible authorities and signature of the state party. This exhaustive document includes maps, images, measured drawing plates, illustrations for criteria and tables too. The dossier was subsequently revised and resubmitted in 2018. This temple was India’s nomination for 2020.

Description
  • To represent a masterpiece of human creative genius.
  • To exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on development in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design.
  • To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.
ICOMOS Expert's visit
  • In September, 2019, a confirmation on the completeness of the dossier was informed by UNESCO world Heritage Centre. On behalf of advisory body ICOMOS, an ICOMOS Expert had visited for the evaluation of the Nominated property, interaction with the local communities, Administration and state of the site and property.
  • Additional information was sought after the submission of ICOMOS expert’s information to ICOMOS Evaluation unit, Paris in October 2019.
  • Note on Ramappa Temple Festivals
  • Map of land location for visitor infrastructure, Tourism Village at Incherla Village (10 Km from Ramappa Temple)
  • Development plan site map around Ramappa Temple
  • A comprehensive scholarly book by Dr. Choodamani Nanadagopal on Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple titled: “Ramappa Temple: The crest Jewel of Kakatiya Art and Architecture” was published and sent as soft copy along with additional information.
Description

Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple or Medaram Jatara is a tribal festival of honouring the goddesses celebrated in the state of Telangana, India.The Jatra begins at Medaram in Tadvai Mandal in Warangal district.[2] It commemorates the fight of a mother and daughter, Sammakka and Saralamma, with the reigning rulers against an unjust law. It is believed that after Kumbha Mela, the Medaram jatara attracts the largest number of devotees in the country. An estimated 10 million people gathered in 2012It is celebrated in Medaram during the time the goddesses of the tribals is believed to visit them. Medaram is a remote place in the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, a part of Dandakaranya, the largest surviving forest belt