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Chityala Ailamma

Name : Chityala Ailamma or Chakali Ailamma (1919–1985) Born : 1919, Krishnapuram, Raiparthy Mandal, Warangal Died : Sep 10, 1985 Palakurthi, Jangaon. Spouse : Chityala Narsaiah Children : 4 Sons and 1 Daughter Somu Narsamma. Profession : Farmer, Social Activist, Social Reformer She belongs to Rajaka caste so her name became Chakali Ailamma.Poor with no formal education, a legend in the Telangana armed struggle. Chityala Ailamma's struggle to establish her right to cultivate her own landmarks in a sense was the beginning of the Telangana Peasant Struggle. She became an inspiration for many people in Telangana region. She took 4 acres of land for rent (koulu) to cultivate land from a local landlord kondala rao. But, Patwari Veeramaneni Sheshagiri rao did not like that and started giving trouble to leave the land and asked her to come work in his own field. Around the same time Andhra Maha Sabha led by Communits gave a call to revolt conducted many militant str

Ringing Rocks of Telangana

Ringing rocks, also known as sonorous rocks or lithophonic rocks, are rocks that resonate like a bell when struck are found in the borders of Jangoan and Siddipet districts of Telangana. The sonorous rock formation stretches over 25 kms and state government should declare this stretch as a heritage park and promote tourism like in Musical Stones of Skiddaw in the English Lake District; the stones in Ringing Rocks Park, in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; the Ringing Rocks of Kiandra, New South Wales; and the Bell Rock Range of Western Australia. Ringing rocks are used in idiophonic musical instruments called lithophones. They are locally called Solamile Ene which are discoverd by reddy ratnakar reddy. Physicists say that these rocks may have formed 200 million years ago due to lave ejecting on to the surface. The sound of the rocks depends on the density of ferric oxide in them. Usually, the ferrous percentage is is 9 to 12 percent in them. They pass through B

Sardar Papanna

Sardar Sarvayi Papanna Goud born in Goud Community at Quileshapur Village, Raghunathpally Mandal, Jangaon District. He fought against the Muslim rule in Telangana. His name, also spelt as Sardar Sarvai Papanna or Sardar Sarvay Papanna or Papadu also built a fort in Quileshapur which was also considered as capital city. Papadu (also known as Papanna and Pap Rai) (died 1710) was a highwayman and bandit of early-18th century India who rose from humble beginnings to become a folklore hero. His deeds have been described by historians Barbara and Thomas Metcalf as "Robin Hood-like", while another historian, Richard Eaton, considers him to be a good example of a social bandit. Papadu lived during the period when the Mughal Empire had expanded its interests in South India and when tensions between the Muslim ruler Aurangzeb and his Hindu populace were rising.  Towards the end of his life, after the death of Aurangzeb and amid the subsequent power struggle for suc

Quileshapur Fort

Authorities of the State Archaeology department are planning to develop the Quilla (fort) at Quilla Shapur or Quileshapur village of Raghunathpally mandal in Jangoan district, thanks to the State government’s commitment to conserve monuments. A detailed project report (DPR) on the development of the fort built in 18th century by Sarvai Papadu, popularly known as Sardar Sarvai Papanna, has been prepared by the department of archaeology and museums and the worth of the proposed works is Rs 50 lakhs. Incidentally, Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) chairman and former DGP Pervaram Ramulu and former minister Ponnala Lakshmaiah were born in the village that is located about six kms away from Hyderabad-Warangal highway. Though the fort was built with stones, the walls and the ramparts have already developed cracks as no attempt to conserve this fort was made so far. Considering the historical value of this fort, the State archaeology department included it in

Ippagudem, Jangoan

Much to the delight of archaeologists and historians, a rare idol of Tara – the female Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism who appears as a female Buddha in Vajrayana Buddhism – was found at Ippagudem in Station Ghanpur mandal recently. Archaeology and history enthusiast R Rathnakar Reddy found the black granite idol abandoned near the bund of a tank. He first mistook it for Yakshini of Jain mythology. But later, noted archaeologist and historian Emani Shivanagi Reddy confirmed it as Tara. “It was Shivanagi Reddy who identified the idol as Tara. There is an engraved image of Buddha on the hair bun. The deity’s upper body is naked with large breasts, which is the most common description of Tara in Buddhist literature,” Rathnakar said. Rathnakar also found a broken idol of Buddha near the black granite structure, which helped them confirm that it was Tara. Both the idols – three-ft-tall Tara and four-ft-tall Buddha – take historians and archeologists closer to the Buddhist era. It is beli

Palakurthy Someshwara Temple

Palakurthy Someshwara Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located in Palakurthy Mandal, Jangoan District, Telangana State India . Jangaon is the nearest town from this village. To reach Palakurthi from Hyderabad it is around 110 kilometers, via Jangaon towards Suryapet road.  There is Sri Someshwara Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple on the hill inside a cave.  Bommara Pothanna birth place is very close to Palakurthy. Sri Palkuriki Somanathudu was born and brought up here who developed Veera Shaivam. He is the first writer to do gadhya rachana in Telugu. He lived in 12th century. Places of interest in and around this village include Sri Someshwara Laxmi Narsimha Swamy Temple, Bommara Pothana native place and temple, Valmidi Sri Rama temple, and Visnoor Deshmukh fort. All religious peoples live here, most of them are Hindhus. It is a part of Telangana. For the people visiting Palakurthy, there is a lodge available from the endowment department. Also there is nice lodge and free foo

Bammera Pothana

Name: Pothana or Potana (c.1370–c.1450)   Birth Place and Residence : Bammera Village, Palakurthy Mandal, Jangaon District in Telangana State.  Parents: His father was Kesanna and his mother Lakshmamma.  Teacher : Ivatuuri Somana Books : Bhogini Dandakamu, Virabhadhra Vijayamu, Narayana Satakamu, Bhagawatamu. Pothana is the first Indian poet who translated the Bhagavata Purana from Sanskrit to  his mother-tongue Telugu. He was a Telugu and Sanskrit Scholar. His work Maha Bhagavatamu, is popularly called as Pothana Bhagavatam in Telugu. He was considered to be a natural Poet (Sahaja Kavi), needing no teacher. He was known to be very polite and was an agriculturist by occupation. Though he was a great scholar, he never hesitated to work in the agricultural fields.  Pothana himself wrote that he used to live in Bammera and went to ‘Ekasilanagaramu’ to write Bhagawatamu. Koravi Goparaju (1430-1490)   who was a contemporary of Potana, made it clear in his Simhasana-Dwatrmshika that Warang

Pembarti Metal Crafts

Pembarti is 100Km from Hyderabad on National Highway (NH 163) to Warangal. The brassware of Pembarti is world famous. The air resounds with the continous clink and tap of mallets beating out brass sheets into fascinating and wonderful objects of art and utility. Originally stone carvers, the artists have left their handiwork in the facades of innumerable stone carvings and temples all over India. Then when brass became common, they experimented with this material. The buildings of Vijayanagar at Hampi are ruins now, but their lower stories were sheathed in beaten copper and brass by the ancestors of the Pembarti craftsmen. For some reason this widespread craft has survived only at the sleepy little village of Pembarti. Scholars tell us of a previous age when iron was not known and copper and alloys were used for making metal tools and objects of daily use. A small part of that age is still with us but mostly in objects of art. Statues, carvings, castings still continue to be made in th