Permission denied to dance festival at Ramappa temple because of Mallika Sarabhai's participation: Event organiser

Updated: Jan 22 2023 1:02AM

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (PTI) Permission for a dance festival to be attended by renowned dancer Mallika Sarabhai at the Ramappa temple near Warangal in Telangana had been denied by Union Culture Minister G Kishen Reddy, a Kakatiya Heritage Trust official alleged on Saturday.

BV Papa Rao, a founder trustee of the trust, said though the event organised by it was held on Saturday, it was at a different venue in Warangal town.

No reaction from Union Minister Reddy was immediately available. The famed Ramappa temple is a UNESCO heritage site and the trust had applied to the Archeological Survey of India for permission about two months ago for celebrating the "Ramappa festival" at the temple, Rao claimed.