Alampuram (Hemalapuram) is a town situated in Jogulamba Gadwal district in the Indian state of Telangana.

Alampura or Hatampura in Kanne (300) is situated very near modern Kurnool Town, within its easy reach, on the opposite bank of the river Tungabhadra which runs between the places separating them as it were, the place noted for its many peculiar architectural gopuras, is a famous Saiva centre the presiding deity being Balabrahmivara with the goddess, Jogulamba, or Yogeswari.

The Tungabhadra region is the strategic place, situated on the Vengi Karnataka border and on the route between South India and the north. The Krishna-Tungabhadra doab was the meeting place and battlefield between many empires that flourished in the Deccan. The Chalukyas of Badami and Rashtrakutas of Malkhed met the Pallava of Kanchi in this region and fought a number of times, devastating the territory. Similarly, the Chalukya of Kalyani and the Cholas of the south constantly came into conflict and their forces met in this region for over a century.

Chalukya Vikramaditya had a brilliant career as a prince and the Alampur region was the central place of his activity. Even his brother, Somesvara II assigned him the governorship over Gangapadi and the territory beginning from Alampura. 

859 AD : Pragatore, Alampur
Records the grant of land as vritti (tenures) by ratti bhataralu towards the bhoga (service) of the god Lakulisvara. The grant comprises 10 martars of land to Devala Gundaya and 10 martars under krotha cheruvu. The record also mentions for the first time the term komati meaning merchant.

1028 AD : Bikkenna
1028 AD : Alampur Museum : It is a hero stone kept in the Museum. States that in S. 950, Vibhava (A. D. 1028-9) Jasinga Vallabha came with his army to conquer Kanna-nadu, and in a battle fought at Pebberi, Bikkena pierced an elephant and died. Someone erected a memorial pillar.

1051 AD - 1056 AD : Gamgayya
21st October, 1051 AD : Alampur Museum
The inscription is in another slab fixed in the Museum and it begins with a reference to the pontifical reign of Panchadasi Hataraka, the maha sthanadhipati (the chief priest) of the temple of Brahmesvaradeva, the lord of all the worlds, who manifested himself at Hatampuram (Alampur). Then it proceeds to state that while Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) was ruling the kingdom of the earth, the Pandita Bhatara together with his son Pancharasi gifted, in the presence of the servants of Pancharasi-bhatara, to the Chaturjataka ascetic, some land and his house as a vritti on S. 973, Khara, Karttika Punpamu (su. 15) Somavara (Monday, 21st October, A.D. 1051; su. 14. expired at 46 and su. 15 commenced). The inscription is written by Gamgayya.

1054 AD : Somesvarasi-bhattaraka
This inscription is at the left side of the entrance into the Mahadvara. Records a gift of land to copper-smith (kamsiga) Nachoja by Somesvarasi-bhattaraka, the Maha-stanadhipati of Brahmeswara temple.

4th February, 1055 AD : Somesvarasi-bhattaraka
This inscription is dated S. 976, Jaya, Phalguna su. 5, Saturday, (A.D. 1055, Feb.4). Records a gift of land made by Somesvararasi Bhattaraka mahasthanapati of the god Brahmesvara and other temple servants.

Telugu Cholas of the Pedakallu branch
1056 AD - 1060 AD : Irugana Choda Maharaja
1056 AD : After this, Chidda-Chola appears as a feudatory of Somesvara II in a record of 1073-74 A.D. representing him as governing the four divisions called Kanne-300, Pedekal-300, Naruvadi-500 and Ayaje-300. It has been already observed that our inscription refers to him as governing the four divisions of which only Kanne-nadu is mentioned. The remaining three divisions were, therefore, Pedekal 800, Naruvadi-500 and Ayaje-300. It may be pointed out in this connection, that one Irugan chola of the same family appears as a feudatory of Somesvara I in the records of 1056-57 A.D. probably as governing the same four divisions while a certain Bijna-chola maharaja figures as governing the said divisions as a feudatory of Vikramaditya VI in 1078 A.D. 

1060 - 1078 AD : Chidda Cholamaharaja
Alampur  Inscription : The earliest mention of the chief which I have been able to trace occurs in a record of Somesvara I dated in 1059-60 A.D. when he was governing the Sindavadi-1000 division. Next he refers to it in a record of the same king dated in 1067-68 A.D. as governing the division of Ayaje-300.

Of the inscriptions of the Later Chalukyas, one, dated Saka 989 (A.D. 1067) and belonging to the reign of king Trailokyamalladeva (Somesvara I) refers to his feudatory Maha- mandalesvara Chiddanachola-maharaja as governing Ayaje-300 and records a gift of three hundred gadyanas of gold at the rate of one gadyana fan each village in the said division to the temple of Brahmesvara at Alampura. Two other inscriptions, both belonging to the reign of Bhuvanaikamalla (Somesvara II), are dated Saka 997 (A.D. 1075) and 998 (A.D. 1076) respectively. 

The former mentions Mahamandalesvara Chiddanachola-maharaja as the feudatory governing Kanne-300, while the latter refers to Dandanayaka Naranamayya of Vatsa-kula. 

28th December 1074 A.D. : Bichapalli, Alampur Taluk, Mahabubnagar district. : Western Chalukya.
Sanskrit and Kannada.
The date of the inscription occurs in lines 25-33 as Saka 996, Ananda, Pushya su. 8, Sunday. The date corresponds to the 28th December 1074 A.D. king's feudatory Mahamandalesvara Chidda-cholamabaraja as governing the four divisions, of which only the Kanne-nadu is mentioned, after obtaining them, evidently from the king, as a fief called vila-vritti, the exact significance of which is not known. The chief is stated to have undertaken an expedition (dig- vijaga) against a certain Seguna probably Seunachandra II (1050 AD - 1074 AD) and to have defeated and captured him.

A fourth epigraph belonging to king Tribhuvanamalla (Vikramaditya VI) is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 2 (A.D. 1077-78) and mentions the king's feuda-tory Mallamaharaja of the Vaidumba family, who was governing Ayaje-300. These subordinates of the king figure in the epigraphs as donors to the temple of Brahmesvara at Alampura.

1078 AD - 1081 AD : Mallamaharaja 
24th December 1078 AD : Alampur
This inscription is on a slab placed in the local museum, dated Chalukya-Vikrama 2, Kalayukta, Pushya ba. 3, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti=1078 A.D. December 24. Records a gift of the village Langanavavi as paramesvaradatti to god Brahmesvara at Alampura by Mahamandalesvara Mallamaharaja of the Vaidumba family, while he was administering the gift. Published in Telangana Sasanamulu, pp. 126-27, No. 26.

The Vaidumba chief of Kalukadapura Mahamahdalehara Malla Maharaja is mentioned in two inscriptions at Alampur dated in A.D. 1079 and 1081 as the ruler of Aize 300 under the suzerainty of Vikramaditya VI. This chief is also said to be ‘the Lord of Kalukada.

This inscription is dated C.V.E......Rudri, Jayestha Amavasya, Solar eclipse. The inscription introduces the king's feudatory Mahamandalesvara Mallamanaraja of the Vaidumba family with titles. He is said to be the lord of Kalukadapura governing the district of Ayaje three hundred. It seems to register the gift of a village to mahasthanadhipati, Brahmarasi Bhattara for the worship etc. in the temple of Brahmesvara.

This inscription is dated C.V.E.2, Kalayukta, Pushya ba. 3, Monday, Uttarayana Samkranti. Registers an endowment of Langanavavi to Somesvararasi Bhattaraka mahasthanapati for the benefit of Brahmesvara by mahamandalesvara Malla Maharaja of the vaidumba family who was administering Ayaja-300.

14th November, 1080 AD : Alampur
This inscription is on a slab placed in the local museum, dated Chalukya-Vikrama 4, Rudra, Pushya amavasye, solar eclipse=1080 A.D. November 14. Records a gift of two villages Moneyuru and Nadumivade to god Brahmesvara at Alampura by Mahamandalesvara Mallamaharaja of the Vaidumba family, while he was administering the gift.

1079 AD : Bijjana Chola Maharaja
Bijjana Chola Maharaja was ruling over Kanne-300 Pedakallu-800 Naravádi-500 from Etagiri in 1079 A.D. (SIL. IX-1.147). As the record mentions Pedakallu as the place wherein the land donated lay, it is likely that this Chola prince has some relationship with this Ghatiyankakara.

1079 AD : Chola Mangarasa
1079 AD : Chola Mangarasa was ruling over Rodda-300 and Kaniyakallu 300-in A.D. 1079

1082 AD : This inscription is on a stone near the Museum. States that while Vikramaditya was ruling preggada Mallapayya made a gift to the God Brahmesvara deva after offering oblations to Vyomasiva pandita, along with the entire pancha rasi Pedmura parivaram.

This inscription is on a slab in the local museum. Records a gift of Undaveli, Baruveli, Gudiyuru and Kadamburu in Ajaye-300 and another village in Kanne-300 to god Brahmesvara by the chief queen. The gift was made over to Dharanindrarasi-pandita.

1088 AD : Ballaya Chola Maharaja
Another Telugu Chola ‘Kumarankusam’, Ballaya Chola Maharaja was ruling over Sindavādi-1000 in A.D. 1088 and his subordinate Mahamandalesvara Chikkarasa of Nambulige of the Mahavali Bána family made some grant of land (SII IX-1.157).

1088 AD : Abharana Chola Maharaja 
of the Karikála family was ruling over the Narmadacha-200,000 in A.D.1088

1089 AD : Vallabarasa
Pundur : (C.V. Prabhava, Telangana Ins. No. cha.28) we find a record of Chalukya Vikramaditya VI, mentioning a subordinate called Mahamandalesvara Vallabarasa, granting lands. 

24th March 1103 AD : Alampur
Damaged. Records a gift of the village Chillars on the back of the Tungabhadra situated in Kanne-300 as a sarvvanamasya to god Brahmesvara by the queen Maleyamatidevi. The recipient of the temples.

1103 AD : Alampur.
This inscription is on a slab in the Museum. Records the donation of Ballera village in the Kannesima on the banks of the Tungabhadra river to Devaracharya muni pandita of Brahmesvara temple for the renovation of temple and for anga bhogas by chief queen Abhinava Sarasvati, wife of Vikramaditya VI as sarvanamasya.

1107 AD - 1109 AD : Ghatiyankakara Choda
"Ghatiyankakara'' which is a title and not a name. Probably he was more popular by his title than by his name but what is curious is, for the Telugu Chola it appears to be now and was originally borne by the Nolamba Pallavas.

The frequent presence of Telugu Chola records from A.D. 1107 onwards suggests that there was some necessity for renewed activity in this region. This is followed up by another in A.D.1109, as we have already seen, with the slight change in name Ghatiyankarája instead of Ghatiyankakára.

1107 AD - 1116 AD : Mallarasa
1107 AD : Alampur
This is a Telugu Chola inscription of the time of Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI of the Western Chilukyas of Kalyani dated in the Chilukya Vikrama year, 31 Vyaya, Uttarayana Sankranti from a stone slab unearthed recently near the Balabrahmesvara temple in the village of Alampur
Registers a grant of land, a village whose name is lost (la..madu) in Pedakallu-500 for the worship of the god and for the maintenance of the temple Brahmēsvara at Alampur, entrusted to the care of the priest of the place (? stanadhipati) Dharanindrarási Pandita, after washing his feet.

1109 AD, as we have already seen, with the slight change in name Ghatiyankarája instead of Ghatiyankakára.

The mention of the name of Chalukya Vikramaditya VI, Tribhuvanamalla ruling from the nelevidu of Kalyána and a Telugu Chola of the status of a Mahamandalesvara as his subordinate with Pedakallu as the place where the land was granted clearly show the influence of the Kalyani rulers over the Telugu Cholas of the Pedakallu branch in particular and the latter's importance in helping the imperial family in maintaining the empire against enemies.

11th June, 1108 AD : Alampur Museum
This inscription is on a slab lying down in the Museum. Damaged. Seems to begin with the invocation of Brahmesvaradeva of Hatampura and Tribhuvanamalladeva and Kalyana. It is stated that in C.V. 33 Sarvadhari.... Amavasya and Brihaspativara; Surya grahana (Thursday, 11th June A.D. 1108), Tribhuvanamalladeva's chief Queen (name lost) surnamed Abhinava Sarasvati made a gift of Damagattale in Kanne (300) to the god Brahmesvaradeva, established at Hatampura (Alampur) the western gateway Srisailam for the anga-bhoga of the god, and white washing and repairs etc., of the temple. The gift appears to have been made after washing the feet of Dharanindrarasi pandita.

1109 AD : Alampur
This inscription is dated C.V.E. 32, Sarvajit-Uttarayana Samkranti. Records the grant of Villages in Aije-300 to the god Brahmesvara of Alampura by Abhinava Sarasvati, probably Chanda Devi the chief queen of Tribhuvanamalladeva.

1109 AD : Alampur
This inscription is dated C.V.E. 32, Sarvajit, Uttarayana Samkranti (A.D. 1107, Dec. 25, Wed ?). Records the gift of income from certain taxes and fines collected in the village Kandanavola on the Tungabhadra to the god Brahmesvara by Mahamandalesvara Mallarasa lord of Koduru, after loving the feet of mahasthsanapati Dharanindrarasi Pandita.

1114 AD : Alampur
This inscription is on a stone by the side of Brahmesvara temple. Registers a gift to perform bhogas of Brahmesvara deva and for renovation of the temple and white washing by the chief queen Mahadevi of Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya. She was praised as Dvitiya Lakshmi, Abhinava Sarasvati, Visalavakshasthala nivasi, Madhura vachana rachana nari, and a gem in Kas'yapa gotra.

1115 AD : Alampur
This inscription is at the main entrance of Brahmesvaralaya. It records a gift for the renovation, white washing, anga - bhogas and five rituals of the God Brahmesvara deva, to Sthanadhipati Vitaranendra rasi pandita by mahamandalesvara Sri Mallarasa.

1150 AD - 1154 AD : Hallavarasa
25th June, 1151 AD : Alampur,
This inscription is from the two sides of a pillar from Yoga-Narasimha temple. Records a gift of land to god Madhavadeva by Chakama, wife of Nagadeva-nayaka who was the padihara (pratihara) of Mahamandalesvara Hallavarasa.

1153 AD : Alampur
This inscription is dated S. 1075 (mistake for 1073), Prajapati. Registers a gift of land to god Madhava by Chakama, wife of Nagadeva Nayaka holding the office of door keeper of Mahamandalesvara Hallavarasa.

Kalachuris of Kalyani
1178 AD - 1183 AD : Ahavamalla
11th January, 1182 AD : Alampur, Jogulamba Gadwal District
This inscription is of the time of the Kalachuri king Ahavamalla, son of Bijjala. It cites the date, his 4th regnal year, Magha s.u. 5, Monday. This date regularly corresponds to A.D. 1182, January 11.

This inscription is on two sides of a pillar in the Suryanarayana temple. Records a gift of income from several taxes, for offerings and maintenance of a perpetual lamp in the temple of Gavaresa by the Ayyavole-500 svamis, nanadesis, mummuri-dandas, Kannada-4000 and the Stalas of several places who had assembled as mahanadu at Dakshina-Varanasi, i.e. Alampura. Sthanapati Kesavarasi was the recipient of the gift.

1262 AD : Alampur.
The inscription dated in Saka 1184 (A.D. 1262) , records the renovation of a pillar (kambam) of the temple of Brahmesvaradeva by Bammisetti for the merit of Cheraku-Murari Ketaya, Danay-Murari Immadi-Devaya, Dushtarankusa Annaya and Jagadala Marayya.