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Turquoise Throne of Warangal

The Turquoise Throne (Telugu: Vaiḍhurya simhasanam) was originally covered with an gold and turquoise enamel was a famous jewel-studded throne of Warangal which became royal throne Takht-i-Firoza (Hindustani: Takht-e-firoza) of the Bahmani Sultans of Deccan in India.  March 23, 1363 : Warangal goldsmiths had a reputation for jewellery making. It was a gift by Musunuri Kapaya Nayaka, then king of Warangal. Over a period of time, this throne became one of the most important icons of the Bahmani royalty and heritage Telangana region was liberated by Musunuri Nayaks in the early 1330s. Nearly after three decades, the King of Telangana (or Warangal) Kapaya Nayaka came up with a proposal that caught the imagination of the Bahmani sultan. Kapaya Nayaka agreed to present the Bahmani with such a wonderful gift that is worthy only to be offered to a great king if they accept a truce and fix a frontier between the two kingdoms. This came after Nagadeva, son of Kapaya Nayaka was brutally killed af

Bahmani Kingdom

1350 AD – 1518 AD : Bahmani Sultanate / Kingdom (1347 AD - 1527 AD) Founder : Zafar Khan or Hasan Gangu or  Allauddin Hassan or  Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah Capitals : Kalaburgi /Aḥsanabad now Gulbarga (1347–1425), Muhammadabad now Bidar (1425–1527) Religion: Sunni Islam Languages : Persian, Marathi, Deccani Urdu, Telugu, Kannada Hassan Gangu founded the Bahmani Kingdom. Allauddin Hassan was born in 1290 A.D. into the noble family of Ghor. Political turmoils ruined the family, which forced him to go to Multan. From Multan he came to Delhi where on the banks of the Yamuna he was met by a brahmin astrologer, Gango Pandit, who invited him to be his guest. Gango Pandit,to support Hassan gave him a piece of land, a pair of oxen and two labourers to assist him. While working in the fields one day, Hassan discovered a treasure and informed the Pandit immediately,. The Pandit, a royal astrologer, who was close to Mohammed Bin Tughlak,the heir prince,was impressed by Hassan’s honesty and informed

Pakhal Lake

Pakhal lake is situated amidst unspoiled forest in Pakhal wildlife sanctuary near Pakhalashoknagar Village, Khanapur Mandal, Warangal District, Telangana State, India. 'Pakhal' literally means 'a large container of water' and is a Sanskrit derivative. According to the inscription set up on the bund , it was constructed during Ganapatideva by Jagadalu Mummadi, son of the minister Bayyana Nayaka and Bachana nayaka around1213 AD, Maudgalya tirtha close to the temple of Siva-Ramanatha. By the side of the tank he built a splendid city called Ganapura and granted a mansion and five martula of land to Kavichakravarti. The Pakhal Lake is an eloquent testimony to the engineering expertise of the Kakatiyas. Many artificial lakes were constructed during the Kakatiya period. The average depth of the lake is from 30 to 40 ft. The lake is a reservoir created by dam across Pakhal river, tributary of the River Musi.It was built to serve as source of water for irrigational purpose.  Shi

Kaloji Narayana Rao

A giant of Telugu letters Kaloji Narayana Rao ( 9 September 1914 – 13 November 2002 )  born in Madikonda village of Warangal district Telangana. Real name is Raghuveer Narayan Lakshmikanth Srinivasa Ramraja Kaloji popularly known as Kaloji or Kalanna is a well known freedom fighter of India and a political activist of Telangana. He is known for his contributions in the social and literary.  Honoured with the Padma Vibhushan in 1992, the second highest civilian honour in India  for his excellent service in the literary and social,  Kaloji brings grace and distinction to the award.  He is a recipient of Tamrapatra in 1972. He received the award for the best translation of the 'Jeevana Gita' work in 1968 and Ramakrishna Rao Burgula first posthumous tribute was congratulated in 1981. He was honored with 'Praja Kavi' title. The Telangana government honored kaloji birthday September 9 as Telangana Language Day

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

Warangal Durries

Handloom to date remains one of the most rich traditional practice of the country. Geometric patterned durries remain the most famous durries from Warangal and are in demand both in national and international markets. Lack of self-branding and promotions are the reasons that Durries made in Warangal are unable to market their uniqueness. Warangal's famous durries are now available to the world: Weavers sell their products on  Amazon Recently, e-commerce giant Amazon signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Telangana Department of Handlooms and Textiles to help handloom clusters in Warangal, Pochampally etc.  Durries of Warangal to date remain one of the few crafts left in the country that is still done by hand. It is still amazing to find weaver’s making an entire durry with traditional looms even when the rise in technology has led to the introduction of Power looms.  In recent years, screen printing techniques and kalamkari prints were adapted to Warangal dur

Gangadevipalli Model Village

At first glance, Gangadevipalli seems like just another small village. But, looks can be deceptive. This village in Warangal, Telangana, apparently inspired Prime Minister Narendra Modi to launch the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (Model Village scheme). To develop a Model Village local officials have been asked to motivate the villagers to undertake development on several points  Daily physical exercise Liquor prohibition Generation of self employment Usage of toilets Personality development Social and financial development Environment awareness Social security CC roads Electricity Drinking water Education by ensuring every child attends school Health centers Internet  As part of the plan, three villages Gangadevipalli in Telangana, Punsari in Gujarat and Hiware Bazar in Maharashtra were declared model villages. Gangadevipalli was selected for its practice of organising villagers into committees for the betterment of the village. Punsari is the most developed

SRSP Kakatiya Canal

Kakatiya Canal is a major canal in the Telangana State in India. Its full name is SRSP Kakatiya Canalas the canal originates from the Sriram Sagar dam to  to the Lower Manair Dam (LMD) Reservoir to Khammam Reservoir It feeds North Telangana by passing through the region for irrigation and as well as drinking water for major cities. Kakatiya Canal is about 284 km long with 9,700 cusecs flow capacity and passing through Nizamabad,  Jagtia, Karimnagar, Warangal, Hanumakonda, Mahabubabad. Suryapeta and Bhadradri Kothagudem Districts will benefited by inflow of Kakatiya Canal to Musi River. This canal is an inter river basin transfer link by feeding Godavari River water to Krishna river basin in Warangal and Khammam districts. 4 Units of 9 MW each to generate 36 MW have also been set up to harness the water head before feeding water in to the canal. Located at Km.146.00 of Kakatiya Canal on Manair River near Karimnagar is a balancing reservoir. Nizamabad Mendora, Velka

P.V. Narasimha Rao

Name       :  Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao (P.V.) Born       : 28 June, 1921 in    Laknepalli, Warangal Rural, Telangana Died       : 11 AM - 23 December 2004, New Delhi, India. Profession : Lawyer, Politician Education  : Osmania, University of Mumbai,Nagpur University P.V. Narasimha Rao  was the 10th Prime Minister of India from 1991 to 1996, who  was the first holder of this office from non-Hindi-speaking south India. He won eight consecutive elections and spent more than 50 years in his Congress party before becoming the prime minister of India. A father of eight children, he spoke 10 languages, and was a proficient translator. He first travelled abroad when he was 53, mastered two computer languages and wrote computer code in his 60s. He ascended into Prime Ministerial office at a time when India was stuck at its worst phase of economic turmoil. His keen foresight had initiated India to a path of liberalization, the ripples of which are felt by the country t

Ekaveera Devi temple

The Ekaveera Devi temple located in Mogilichral,  Geesugonda  Mandal, Warangal was   greatly patronised by the Kakatiya kings, is now in state of neglect. Perhaps the only one of its kind in the region, the rulers used to offer prayers at the temple everyday, particularly the great queen Rani Rudrama, according to local lore. Located 12 kilometres from the Warangal district headquarters, the Ekaveera Devi temple is situated on the banks of a tank in Mogilicherla village. It was built during 1156-1196 AD and Kakatiya kings used to offer prayers daily till the empire collapsed. It was also said that Rani Rudrama was ambushed here at this temple by her opponents. The Kakatiyas had greatly patronised temples. They also built tanks adjacent to temples where habitations too came up sustaining on the tank. Similarly, in Mogilicherla village too, the Kakatiya kings built a sprawling tank. Adjoining to the tank grew the thick bushes of Garden Marigold or Telugu Mogili Chettu. The village derive