After Santiniketan, Karnataka's Hoysala temples were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The development came a day after the home of Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore, Santiniketan, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The announcement by the world body was made on Monday in a post on 'X', saying that the 'Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala', the Hoysala temples of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka, have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
"Just inscribed on the @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List: Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas, #India. Congratulations!, UNESCO posted on X. The decision was taken during the 45th session of the World Heritage Committee currently underway in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
PM Modi reacts
"More pride for India! The magnificent Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas have been inscribed on the @UNESCO World Heritage List. The timeless beauty and intricate details of the Hoysala temples are a testament to India's rich cultural heritage and the exceptional craftsmanship of our ancestors," Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted on X.
"Good news keeps coming in. A deserving recognition for our traditional art and architecture," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar posted on X.
Tweet from the culture ministry
'Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysala' were on UNESCO's Tentative list since April 2014. India had sent this as a nomination for consideration as world heritage for the year 2022-2023. They together represent "one of the highest points of human creative genius and stand testimony to the rich historical and cultural heritage of our country," the culture ministry had said.