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Kalachuris of Kalyani

1156 - 1183 : Kalachuris of Kalyani  Founder :  Kalachuris of Kalyani  also known as Kalachuris of Mahishmati, were an Indian dynasty rose to power in the Deccan region between 1156 and 1182 CE . They are also known as the Early Kalachuris to distinguish them from their later namesakes, especially the Kalachuris of Tripuri. Soma Krishna c. 925 AD : Uchita c. 950 AD : Asaga c.975 AD : Kannama c. 1000 AD : Kirivasaga or Asana II c. 1057 AD : Bijjala I Bijjala I was a  feudatory of  Chalukya Somesvara I in 1057 A.D.  c.1067 Kannama II Bijjala’s son Kannama II was also a Chalukya  feudatory  in 1067 A.D.  c.1069 AD - c. 1080 AD Ammarasa The inscription found  at  Mandrup in south  Solapur taluka  relates  to the  period 1069 A.D. The rule  of the  Kalachuri  chief  Ammarasa, who is stated  to  have ruled from Mangaliveda.  It  mentions the administrative division Anandura-300 and  another  smaller  division  of  30. c. 1080 AD : Jogama It  was suggested by Dr. Desai  that  Kannama’s son Jo

Gadwal Saree

Gadwal Saree is a handcrafted woven sari style in Gadwal of Jogulamba Gadwal district in the Telangana State, India.  . Gadwal sarees are made from cotton and silk which is usually tussar or mulberry. “The dyeing is usually done at Chirala where the yarn is dipped in boiled coloured water at an extremely high temperature. Higher temperature means the colour will last a long time. It was registered as one of the geographical indication from Telangana by Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. Though Gadwal is the most famous of all, there is an entire of cluster of smaller villages also engaged in weaving these sarees. Over 800 looms are used every day at Rajoli village to create these seven yard beauties. All sarees produced here are sold to the master weavers of Gadwal, which is probably why Rajoli is overshadowed. Other notable villages where they are made are Gattu, Yemmiganur, Aiza and Nagaladinne. It takes painstaking effort over five days

Suravaram Pratapa Reddy

Name         :  Suravaram Pratapa Reddy Born        :  May 28, 1896 in Boravelli, Gadwal  Died        :  Aug 25, 1953  Parents    :  Rangamma and Narayanareddy Education   : Graduated from  Nizam College , BA and BL degrees from Presidency College, Madras. Profession : P oet,  Scholar,   Freedom Fighter, Social historian and reformer , Lawyer, Journalist, Founder and Editor of   Golconda Patrika a Telugu-language journal .

Kurumurthy Temple

Kurumurthy temple built in 1350 AD is located on a Kurupathu hills near Ammapuram village Chinnachintakunta Mandal,  Jogulamba Gadwal District in Telangana State, India. The presiding deity is Lord Venkateswara ,who is also called as Kurumurthy swami . Sri Kurumurthy Srinivas Swamy Temple, considered as one of the oldest temples in Telangana and is known for its spiritual history and traditions being followed here. The legend says that the Lord gave darshan to a potter of kurava village and then settled on a hillock which is amidst seven similar hillocks. It is to be noted that Tirumala balaji is also settled on a hill which is one amongst seven hills . That is the reason why Lord Balaji is referred to as “Edu konDala venkateswaruDu”, or lord of seven hills. Kurumurthy is also known as second Tirupati.

Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple

Beechupally Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located in Beechupally village of Itikyala Mandal, which is one of the famous temples of Lord Hanuman. It is located on the bank of Krishna River at about 30 kilometers downstream after Jurala Project in Jogulamba Gadwal district.  The shrine development is boosted by the fact that national highway (NH 44) passes through the village. A road bridge constructed here in 1950s helped in booming trade between Telangana and Rayalaseema regions and is considered one of the first and vital connections between south India and central/north India. The shrine consists of a Hanuman temple located 200 meters away from the river while there is a Shiva lingam near the river. During peak monsoon, the raging waters touch the Shiva lingam temple.  Here a Lord Rama temple was constructed in 1992. The shrine also has several ghats for the purpose of pushkara snanam, which falls once in every 12 years. The Beechupally shrine is located near two islands on the

Jogulamba Gadwal District

Head Quarters           : Gadwal Revenue divisions     : 1 (Gadwal ) Mandals                     : 12 Population                 : 664,971 Area (km2)                : 2,928 square kilometres (1,131 sq mi) Literacy                     : 49.87% Rivers                        : Krishna,  Tungabhadra Vehicle Registration  : TS 33 District Collector      :    Rajat Kumar Saini

Alampur Jogulamba Temple

Alampur is a temple town situated  on the left bank of the Tungabhadra river  in Jogulamba Gadwal district, in the Indian state of Telangana.  Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi (also known as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha) and the Western Gateway of Srisailam, the famous Shaivite (Shaivism) pilgrim centre.  It is surrounded by the Nallamala hills.   It is also said that Brahma had performed a great penance at today’s Alampur for thousands of years, and he pleased Lord Siva who conferred the powers of creation for him. Hence, the deity is also called Brahmeswara and the goddess as Yogini or Jogulamba, a synonym for mother Parvathi. The principal deities at the Jogulamba temple are Jogulamba and Balabrahmeshwara. Goddess Jogulamba is considered the 5th Shakti Peeta among 18 shakti peetams in the country. It is believed that upper jaw with tooth of Sati fell here at this place. The mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati&#

Gadwal Fort

Gadwal is  is situated between the rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna over an area of about 800 sq.miles.  Located on National Highway No. 44 in between Hyderabad and Kurnool and is only 16 Kms away from Erravelli Junction.  At a distance of 1 km from Gadwal Bus Station, 78 km from Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 188 km from Hyderabad, Gadwal Fort is situated in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. Gadwal is one of the popular historical places to visit around Hyderabad. Gadwal Samsthanam was a vassal of the Nizam of Hyderabad. After the fall of the Warangal Kakatiya dynasty in the 14th century, Gadwal transferred its allegiance to the new Bahmani kingdom.  Gadwal existed long before the foundation of the Hyderabad State.  1553 - 1704 AD  : Peddanna Veera Reddy Peddanna Bhupaludu Sarga Reddy Veera Reddy  Kumara Veera Reddy or Pedda Reddy 1696 - 1712 AD :  Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala  or  Nalla Somanadri Raja Somashekar Ananda Reddy, fondly called Somanadri hails