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Mauryan Empire

Mauryan Empire  Founder : Chandragupta Maurya (320 BC - 298 BC)  Capital : Pataliputra Languages : Prakrit Religion : Budhism, Jainism, Brahmanism 300 BC : Bindusura (298 BC – 272 BC) son of Chandragupta (320 - 298) of Mauryan Empire conquered  Asmaka Janapada  territory in vast deccan plateau of peninsular India (the modern states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh)  Came to power by overthrowing the Nanda Dynasty in 322 BC. One of the first five disciples of the Buddha, Kondanna is a typical name from Telangana and though there is no exact information about his native place, the earliest known Buddhist township of Kondapur in Medak district is believed to be after him. The Buddha himself famously acknowledged that it was Kondanna who understood him properly. The Buddhist sources say that Bavari, a Brahmin from Badanakurti in Karimnagar sent his disciples to all the way to north India to learn Buddhism and spread the message in this region. The Satavahanas rose to a

Ramappa Temple Inscriptions

 Inscriptions carved on a square pillar of highly polished black basalt, standing in front of a square chhatri to the north-east of the temple  Translation of inscription in the Great Temple, recording grant of Recherla Rudra in A. D. 1213. (By Dr. L. D. Barnett, Litt. D.) Obeisance to the blessed Rudresvara! May that Ganadhisa protect you on whose cheek, besprinkled with rutting ichor, the line of bees appears distinctly like a streak of musk. May the goddess Sarada, giver of boons, whose lotus-feet are adored by the troops of gods and demons, ever grant you joy. May that god Siva, whose diadem is the moon, at whose pair of lotus-feet the mass of quivering rays from the sapphires in the crest of obeisant lords of the gods assumes the semblance of gadding bees, be for your prosperity. May that lord Sripati, in sport (assuming the form of) a Boar, be for your happiness—he Avhose body, covered with all the waters of the ocean like drops of sweat and holding the earth fixed on the tip of

Chandraghad Fort & Temple

Chandraghad Fort is located at Chandraghad Village in  Narva  Mandal in Narayanpet District of Telangana. It is on the banks of River Krishna.  This Hill Fort is located close to Jurala Dam. The picturesique Hill fort is located on the banks of river Krishna. This Fort was built during Peshwas and belongs to Chandrasena Jilledar.  The fort had been constructed in a very strong way so as to act as the store house of grains and taxes collected from people before transferring them to Peshwas.  The Hill fort presents a very picturesque view. There are 5 ponds existing in the fort and the ancient Shiva Temple. The Hill fort is so grand that one may see the fort even from a few kilometers away. At a distance of 1.3 km from Chandraghad, 8 km from Jurala Dam, 74 km from Mahabubnagar Bus Station and 163 km from Hyderabad, The Sri Ramalingeshwara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in the fort. There are several water bodies exist in the fort. It requires about one km wal

Narayanapet District

Narayanpet district is a district in the Indian state of Telangana. Narayanapet is the district headquarters formed on February 17, 2019 after bifurcation of Mahbubnagar district. The district shares boundaries with Mahbubnagar district, Vikarabad, Wanaparthy, Jogulamba Gadwal districts and with Karnataka state. Kodangal, Maktal and Narayanapet Assembly Constituencies come under Narayanapet district. The whole district of Narayanapet comes under Mahbubnagar Lok Sabha Constituency. Narayanapet town was capital of the rulers of Lokapalli sansthanam. Narayanapet town is famous for quality gold and silk sarees. Narayanapet, Kosgi, and Maktal are the municipalities in this district. Krishna river flows on the south side of the district. Krishna railway station is the only railway station in this district under Wadi-Guntakal section. Bheema river flows through this district. Bheema lift irrigation project is located in this district. Appampally village situated in Narva mandal

Mulugu District

Mulugu is a district of Telangana formed on February 17, 2019 by bifurcating the Jayashankar Bhupalpally district. It is a newly formed district headquarters of Mulugu . It was a part of the Warangal district prior to the re-organization of districts in the state. It lies on NH 163. Mulugu district with headquarters in Mulugu, would be 3,031 square kilometers with a population of close to 3 lakh in about 335 habitations. Mulugu has one seat for state Assembly constituency. Eturu Nagaram ITDA (Integrated Tribal Development Agency) office created for tribal people is situated in Mulugu district. The majority of the villages and the hamlets including the city are the habitats of Scheduled Tribes (75%). The tribal community is Lambadi. Thus the majority of people of the city will communicate in the special tribal language, Lambadi or Banjara (60%). This language is one among the officially recognised dialects by the government of India. This language has no script and is

Kalwa Narsimha Swamy Temple

Kalwa Narasimha Swamy Temple is located in the village named Kalwa, in Koneru, in the district of Nirmal, in the state of Telangana, in South India. which is at a distance of 11 km from Nirmal. Devotees who embark on a trip to the famous Basar Saraswati Temple, often stop by this temple, which falls on the way, to offer prayers. The temple is known for its strict manner for following the Hindu temple tradition and culture to a great extent. The principal deity of this shrine is Lord Narasimha Swamy. It is a medieval period Hindu temple with good architectural style and pattern. It is the most sought after Hindu temple in this region that is visited by the adherent devotees of this particular region and its surrounding. This particular shrine is largely known for performing various types of special pujas on all the Hindu auspicious days and festive days as per the Vedic rules and regulations in a very strict and religious manner. The specialty of this shrine is that visit

Kortikal Falls

Kortikal waterfalls are located in kortikal and Bandam Ragadi villages. This waterfall is about 15kms from Kuntala waterfalls, nearly 15kms distance from nirmal and about 230kms distance from Hyderabad.  This miniature waterfall next to a highway is a pleasant place to break one’s journey en route to the interiors of Adilabad district. The water plunges from a short but wide rock formation into a vast pool below. However, the waterfall forms only during the monsoon season and during the rest of the year, you can only see the pool below or at most, a trickle. The water carries runoff from fields and is usually quite muddy. The height of the waterfall is low (5mtrs) when compare with other waterfalls near by the place but the flow of the water will be high in peak monsoons. There will be a pool at the bottom in which tourists play and also swim but one should be careful while swimming because in the bottom of the pool there will be rocks, while swimming they may hit. It is cautious