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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

Alvanpalli Gollatha Temple or Gullu

Gollatha Temple is a holy shrine for Jains located near Alvanpalli village, Jadcherla Mandal of Mahabubnagar District, Telangana State, India. Alvanpalli (Gollathagudi) village is located about 10 km from Jadcherlatown and nearly 30 km from the district headquarters of Mahabubnagar. It is well accessible by road.  According to the department of archaeology and museums, there are only two ancient structures in the country built of bricks. While one lies in total ruin at Gollatha Gullu in Alwanpally in Jadcherla, the other is the oldest Hindu temple built during the Gupta period located at Bhitargaon, Kanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. The Gollatha Gullu, near the is a unique temple and stands amid an empty space with a wall around it and a locked gate. Built entirely of bricks, this temple stands as a model for brick technology of the time, according to ancient texts. A familiar blue board lets us know that it is under the protection of the archaeology department, but it is obviously no

Gangapuram Chenna Keshava Swamy Temple

Gangapuram Chenna Keshava Swamy Temple is located in Gangapuram Village, Jadcherla Mandal, Mahabubnagar district, Telangana State, India. Built in 1042 AD is one of the important temples existing in South India and it is mentioned in Skandha Purana. This place is located about 5 Kms from Jadcherla towards Kalwakurthy in Mahabubnagar District.  The place became very famous during the reign of Chalukya kings of Badami. The Chalukya king of Kalyani Sri Thrailokya Malla Somwswarudu (1042 A.D. to 1063 A.D.) built Kesava Swamy Temple.  From then this place was known as Kesavapuram. Earlier it was called as Mayapuram, Mathsyapuram and dhurithapuram etc. the main deity of this temple is Sri Kesava Swmay and the sculpture here is very attractive. There is an evidence of Jaina Kalamukha and shiva religions spread here. Every year festival of this temple will be celebrated on the day of Radhasapthami and people participate in this event on a large scale. Sri Chenna Kesava Swamy is the presiding d

Koilkonda Fort

Koilkonda Fort is located in Koilkonda village, Koilkonda Mandal, Mahabubnagar district of Telangana State, India.  Koilkonda Fort is the erstwhile outpost of the Qutab Shahi dynasty situated on a hilltop. To reach the top, one needs to hike across a deep gorge on the west or a series of streams if coming through east before reaching a plight of steps that leads to the fort. To enter the Koilkonda Fort, seven gates have to be crossed. The first one spots an inscription of Ibrahim Qutab Shah that belongs to 1550 AD. Fourth gate leads to a dilapidated palace. There is also a mosque, an Idgah and a pond here. The Fort also has a ashurkhana dedicated to Bibi Fatima and is revered by both Hindus and Muslims. For those who love adventure, thrills and everything in nature, Koilkonda Fort, situated around 140 km from Hyderabad in Mahbubnagar district, will quench your thirst for the adrenaline rush and offer peace at the same time. The place, which is largely deserted and is only dominated by

Alvanpalli Jain Temple

Alvanpalli Jain Temple is located in Alvanpalli, (Gollathagudi) village, Jadcherla Mandal, Mahabub Nagar District, Telangana, India. It is a rare brick temple belonging to 7th – 8th Century A.D. It is the only brick temple of Jainism faith which retained architectural features and stucco decorations. The stucco figurines discovered in the excavations exhibit the continuation of the lime plastic Art of Amaravathi School. The temple has been a subject of study, due to its unique architectural elements, which is not that prominent in other Jain sites. The excavations nearby the settlement at Gollathagudiby the Archaeology team has brought to light many Jainism vestiges besides the remnants of a Hindu Temple, belonging to early medieval times. Jainism sculptures like Mahaveera, Parsvanatha and other objects found here, have been shifted to the District Museum, Pillalamarri, Mahabubnagar as well as the State Museum in Public Gardens, Hyderabad for preservation. The oldest Jain temple

Mayuri Nursery

Mayuri Nursery, located about 5 kilometers from National Highway 44 at Shankarayapalle, Jadcherla and about 8 kilometers from the Mahbubnagar district headquarters, is fast gearing up to become one of the most sought after tourists spots in the district with world-class amenities like an amphitheatre, swimming pools and a yoga centre. Mayuri Central Nursery, located between Mahbubnagar and Jadcherla highway, is an ideal location for developing the eco-tourism project in the district. As the region lies on the slopes of Bontagattu mountain range, the hilly slopes, valleys and flat mountain tops dotted with trees and a large spread of green forest cover all around provide the perfect venue for the tourists to enjoy the beauty of the region. The entire eco-tourism region includes the entire mountain range and the deep forests spreading over 2,500 hectares from Appanapally to Mammadabad. At present as part of first phase of the project only about 200 hectares are earmarked for the de


Pillalamarri is located about four km from the city and 90 Km away from Hyderabad City. There is a tomb of a Muslim saint under the tree. The tree presents the appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance but on reaching closer, it looks like a large green umbrella under which about thousand people can easily take shelter.It is 700 year old banyan tree and its branches extend over an area of 3 acres. In Telugu, "Pillalu" means children & "marri" means a banyan tree.  The banyan tree is so widely spread that one could not see the main trunk of the tree. The Pillalamarri gives an appearance of a small hillock with green foliage from a distance, but as we reach closer it is viewed as a large green umbrella and assumed to be as a shelter for more than about thousand people. There is also an aquarium, a small zoo and an archaeological museum here. There is a boating facility in the premises of Pillalamarri available only during the rainy season. P

Mahabubnagar History

Palamoor district belongs to "Asmaka" Janapada, which belongs to 6th century BC. According to Mahabharatha "Ashmaka" Janapada belongs to "Dakshinapatham" (Southern Part). Its capital was "POUDANYANAGARA" and later it is known as "Mulikinadu". According to Mahabharata Agastya Maharshi passed to Dakshinapatha and established a shiva temple known as "Agastheeswara Temple" on the banks of river Krishna (near to Kollapur). 304 BC - 232 BC : Great Emperor Ashoka This region was southernmost land in the Asoka's Empire in 250 BC. We find many inscriptions of Asoka near by Palamoor ,"Maski" of Raichur district of Karnataka, Erragudi of Kurnool District. 221 BC - 218 AD : Satavahana Dynasty Sathavahanas are the first Telugu rulers who ruled the south India for more than 400 years. Origin of this dynasty was from Kotilingala of Karimnagar District. According to the Prof. M. Radha Krishna Sharma garu the Prominent Historian

Gona Chiefs

The Gonas or Konas (1190 AD - 1294 AD), of Haihaya descent, are the feudatories of Kakatiyas and ruled over tracts around Raichur with Vardhamanapuram (Mahabubnagar) as capital. The main centres of this Kingdom are Vardhamanpuram and Budapuram (Bhoothpur). Claiming descent from Kartaviryarjuna and also lorship over Mahishmati. Gona Kata Bhupati Gona Kata, a minister of Kakatiya Ganapati, was a warrior whose feet are said to have been worshipped by his foes. Rudra Narendra Buddha I Vithaia Raja Gona Budha Reddy Kakatiya king Pratapa Rudra of Warrangal gave land grants to clear forests. The Gona family, headed by Immadi Reddy, was responsible for the eastern section of the doab where Gadwal became established. Gona Budda Reddy had 3 sons and 1 daughter. Gona Ganapa Reddy( also known as Gona Ganna Reddy), Gona Kacha Reddy, Gona Vitalanatha and Kappambhika. Kacha Reddy and Vitalanatha Reddy were poets, who penned to complete the Ranganatha Ramayanam started by their father, Gona Budda Redd

Cheraku Chiefs

The Cheraku Chiefs ( c.1050 AD to 1323 AD)  Similar to the names of other families of chiefs this family also got its name after the small town Cheraku in Eruva  region   and  were subordinate/feudatory rulers of  Kandur Cholas and later  Kakatiyas from around .  Capitals : Jammulur (Nalgonda) and Amarabad (Mahabubnagar) regions.  The first capital of Cheraku chiefs was Jammulur, tirumalagiri talk, Nalgonda District.  Cheraku family is the one which played an important role in the affairs of the Kakatlya empires and inscriptions embodying the fact come from Kurnool, Nalgonda, Mahaboobnagar and Krsna districts.  They served as subordinates under Kakatiya Rudradeva, Mahadeva, Ganapatideva, Rudrama devi and Prataparudra periods.  Devarakonda of Nalgonda district, Cherakupalli village of Nakrekal taluq were their native places.  Jammuluru branch Cheruku rulers of Jammuluru have an area comprising of Tungaturti Devarakonda, Huzurnagar, Nakrekal, Motkur, Kodad, and Miryalaguda taluqs of Nalg

Malyala Chiefs

Founder : Danna Senani Forts :  Sankisapura (Dornakal, Khammam), Malyala, Kondaparthi, Vardhamanapuram (Mahabubnagar) Durjaya Danna Senani Capital : Sankisapura (Khammam) Stated to be lord of the town Malyala. General of Beta II (1076 - 1108) to Prola II (1116 - 1157) in Polavasa, Manthrakutamu and Kandur battles. He has 2 sons Danna ruling from  Sankisapura (Khammama)  and  Bachavarudhini who was ruling from  Vardhamanapura (Mahabubnagar). Sankisapura (Khammam) Branch Sabba Senani  son of Danna Senani Capital : Sankisapura Wife    : Aachamma 1195 AD : Kata Senani  Son of Sabba Senani Capital : Sankisapura General of Kakatiya Rudra Deva (1158 - 1195) took active part in capturing Dharanikota. Built Trikutesvaralyam     Potha Senani  Son of Kata Senani Capital : Sankisapuram General of Prataparudra, Mahadeva & Ganapati Deva 1202 AD : Chaunda Senani  Son of Kata Senani Lived in Kondaparthi near Orugallu as a general of army protecting the Fort. Built Chaundeshwaralaya Temple. Wife  

Ikshvakus of Vijayapuri

208 AD - c.320 AD : Ikshvakus or Ikshavakus of Vijayapuri came to power in Telangana after Satavahanas . Founder : Vashishthiputra Sri Santamula (Santamula I)  Capitals : Vijayapuri (Nagarjunakonda). Language : Sanskrit, Prakrit, Telugu Religion : Hinduism, Budhism Ikshvakus were originally feudatories of the Satavahanas and bore the title Mahatalavara. Ruled Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar and Khammam regions in Telangana.  Ikshvaku coins were found in the interior Telangana, Keesaraguta assumes great importance due to the fact that the early unadulterated Brahmanical faith flourished here.  Ikshvaku coins are also found at – Nagarjuna konda, Phanigiri, Nelakondapalli, Vaddemanu (Mahaboobnagar dist.), Eleshwara in Nalgonda district. This indicated the extent of their kingdom. Ikshvakus were originally feudatories of the Satavahanas and bore the title "Mahatalavara". Although the"Puranas" state that seven kings ruled for 100 years in total, the names of only four of them are

Kandur Cholas

1040 AD - 1268 AD  Founder : Eruva Bhima I Capitals : Panugallu, Kanduru and Vardhamanpura  Language : Telugu Eruva Bhima I , apparently the founder of the dynasty , who originally had hailed from Eruvanādu , was also known as  Panugallupuradhipa, Lord of Panugallu, present day Panugal or Panagal. Cholas of Kandu started ruling from Pangal as independent rulers and as subordinate to the Chalukyas of Kalyana and the Kakatiyas of Warangal between 11th and 13th centuries. Kandur Cholas ruled parts of Mahabubnagar (Jadcharla and Acchampet taluks) and Nalgonda (Nalgonda Suryapeta, Devarakonda, Miryalguda taluks) parts of Khammam and Krishna districts in the southern parts with Kanduru, Panugallu and Vardhamanpura as their capitals. These kings are described that they were belongs to Karikala chola family. Panagallu, Kandur, Ghanapuram, Gangapuram, Vardhamanapuram, Amrabad, Rachur, Kodur, Maghatala (Makthal), Vangur, Munnanur are having the forts in various places of this district and protec