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List of Ruler of Kakatiya Dynasty chronology

a) Kakartya Gundyana

b) Rastrakuta

c) Eriya Rashtrakuta

d) Betaraja I ( AD 995 – 1052 )

e) Prolaraja I ( AD 1052 – 1076 )

f) Betaraja II ( AD 1076 – 1108 )

g) Prolaraja II ( AD 1116 – 1157 )

h) Rudradeva First Phase ( AD 1158 – 1162 )

Independent Kakatiya’s | Sovereign Kakatiya Kingdom

i) Rudradeva Second Phase ( AD 1163 – 1195 )

j) Mahadeva ( AD 1195 – 1199 )

k) Ganapatideva ( AD 1199 – 1262 )

l) Rudramadevi ( AD 1262 – 1289 )

m) Prataparudra II ( AD 1289 – 1323 )

 

1) From 10th C.E to 13th C.E A.D in the Deccan, Telugu region was ruled by the Kakatiyas Kings, Kannada region ruled by Hoyasalas Kingdom, Maratha region ruled by Yadavas and Tamil region ruled by the Pandyas.

 

2) The kakatiyas early were worked as the army officials under the rashtrakuta rulers. For Kalyana Chalukyas, Kakatiyas worked as administrators and chief of forts

 

3) Kakatiyas rulers made Anumakonda(Hanmakonda) and Orugallu(Warangal) as capitals and ruled the Telugu speaking areas of Telangana, Andhra and Rayalaseema for more than 3 centuries

 

4) Sources of Study of Kakatiyas History

a) Archaeological

i) Inscriptions

ii) Coins

iii) Monuments

b) Literacy

 

5) Kakatiyas inscriptions gives details about Socio-Economic conditions, wars and conquests, and military conditions.

 

6) During Kakatiyas time Gold, Silver and Copper coins were minted. Among the coins Kesari Gaddyana, Madas and Kesaris and Pati-Varas were know to be important.

 

7) Orugallu fort, Kakatiya Toranas, thousand pillar temple at Hanmakonda, Ramappa temple at Palampet, other temples at Pillalamarri, Nagulapudu and Ghanapuram etc were famous Kakatiyas monuments

 

Kakatiyas Inscriptions Details

Inscription PeriodKing/Officer who issued Remarks
Magallu InscriptionAD 956Eastern Chalukyan King DanarnavaDonation of the village Magallu to a Brahmin by Kakatiya Gundama
Hanumakonda 1000 pillar temple InscriptionAD 1063Rudradeva Independence Declaration in 1063 by Rudradeva
Draksharamam temple InscriptionAD 1158Prola II’s minister Inangala BrahmireddyProla II’s son Rudradeva’s accession to the throne
Bayyaram InscriptionAD 1219Kakatiya Ganapatideva’s sister MailambaDigging of Bayyaram Tank, by Mailamba
Motopalli InscriptionAD 1244GanapatidevaRemissions to the foreign merchants
Malkapuram InscriptionAD 1261GanapatidevaReferences to Vidyamandapas
Chandupatla InscriptionAD 1289Rudramadevi’s servant PuvvulamummadiRudramadevi lost her life revolt of Ambadeva, to get her sadgati, her servant Puvvulamummadi made land donation to local Somanantha temple
Tripurantakam InscriptionAD 1291Ambadeva, Rudrama’s officialDetails about Victories of Ambadeva
Salakalaveedu InscriptionAD 1317Prataparudra IIBy the orders of the king Deveri Nayaka donated Sakalaveedu village of Eruvubhumi to God KaveriRanganantha as a symbol of victory over the Pandhyas. It refers many taxes also.
Kolunupalli InscriptionAD 1321Prataparudra IIDonations to ChennaKeshavaSwamy temples.

 

Literary sources of Kakatiya Period

AuthorBookLanguageDetails
Palkurki SomanathaPandiradya Charitam, BasavapuranamTeluguConditions of Saivism and other religions during the Kakatiya period
BaddenaNeetisaram or Neeti SastramuktavaliTeluguDetails about Raja Neeti and Raja Darma
Kolanu GanapatidevaShivayogasaramTeluguHistory of Indaluri Nayakas
Venukonda VallabharayaKridhabhiramamTeluguDescription of the life of conditions of the people living in the Warangal Fort
VidhyanathaPrataparudriyam or Prataparudra Yahsho bhushanamSanskritCourt poet of Prataparudra II
Jayapa SenanaiNrutyarathnavaliSanskritExplains about characteristics of Nrutya and Natya
Tikkana SomayajiAndhra MahabharatamTeluguGanapatideva’s friend Nellore King Manumasiddi’s court poet
Tikkana SomayajiNirvachanottara RamayanamTeluguViraata Parvam

 

Contemporary Writings during Kakatiya Period

Telugu WritingsSanskrit WritingsOther Languages
Pandiradya Charitam, Basavapuranam, Palkuri SomananthaPrataparudra’s Yashabhushanam by Vidhyanath cour poet of Prataparudra II Tariq-i-Faristha by Faristha
Neetisaramuktavali by Baddena, details about Political nature in kakatiyas timesNruyarathnavali by Jayapa SenaniFut-wut-salatin by Isami
Pratapacharitam by Ekamaranatha—–Barani’s Tariq-I- Ferozshahi
Kridhabhiramam by Venukonda Vallabharaya—–Rehalla by Iban Battuta
Siddeshwara Charitra by Kashe Sarvappa—–The Travels by Marco Polo
Neetisaram details about Kakati Rudradeva’s writings and his administration —–—–

 

8) In Danarnava’s Magallu inscription ( AD 956 ) Eastern Chalukyan king, for the first time Kakartya Gundyana and his preceding three generations are mentioned. Historians opined that he is the founder of the Kakatiya dynasty.

 

9) According to some historians, kakatipuram village was the early place of Kakatiya, with that they got name Kakatiya, however some defers this version

 

10) According to some historians, kakatiyas worshipped ‘Kakati’ the local mother goddess(Jain Goddess), so they got the name ‘Kakatiyas’.

 

11) Kumaraswamy Somapeethi, the commentator on the Prataparudriyaya of Vidyaatha, mentioned Kakatiyas were worshiped Kakati goddess one of the forms of goddess Durga and they got name name Kakatiyas.

 

12) The author of Krihdhabhiramam, Vinukonda Vallabharaya in his work mentioned about the idol Kakati goddess

 

13) According to Sitabkhan’s inscription, Sitabkhan reinstated the idol of Kakati, in the Warangal fort, when the idol was destroyed by the army of Delhi Sultans.

 

14) Kakati was considered as one of the forms of Durga goddess and she worshiped along with Ekaveera, a village goddess.

 

15) Historian opined, early members of Kakatiyas family were feudatory Kakatiyas. Kakartya Gundyana were first, his name mentioned in Danarnava’s Magallu Inscription

 

16) Kakartya Gundyana to Rudra I or Rudradeva, 956 AD to 1162 AD were known as Feudatory Kakatiyas.

 

17) Rules of Kakatiyas: AD 1158 – 1162 called as Feudatory Phase and AD 1163 – 1195 called as Independent Sovereign rule

 

18) Kakartya Gundyana played a prominent role in the conquest of Bezavada fort under the Rashtrakuta Krishna II, but Kakartya Gundyana lost his life in the Peruvangooru battle with Vengi Chalukyas.

 

19) Rashrakuta emperor impressed by Kakartya Gundyana’s faithfulness, courage and appointed Kakartya Gundyana’s son Eriya, as administrator of Kurivadi Seema, which was ruled by the Mudigonda Chalukyas.

 

20) Eriya Rastrakutha as administrator of Kuruvidi Seema, rule and relations with people of Telangana by the Kakatiyas were started for the first time.

 

21) At Young age of Betaraja I, Kakatya Gundyana died. The responsibility of protecting the kingdom taken up by his maternal aunt Kamasani and her husband, Verriyala Errabhupati.

 

22) Veeriyala Errabhupati reinstated Betaraja I in Kakatipuram after defeating enemies in battle and saved the throne. Expanded the rule(Kingdom) to Koraviseema.

 

23) Betaraja I has a title of “Kakatipuradhinatha”.

 

24) Prolaraja I was the son of Betaraja I.

 

25) Inscriptions Source which give information about great achievements of Prolaraja I are Khajipeta, Pillalamarri and Palampeta

 

26) Prolaraja I conquered the Konkana Mandala, and killed Gonaaraja of Purukuta, and defeated the Bhadranagpuradeeshvara. Kalyana Chalukya Someshvara I impressed with Prolaraja I achievements and appointed as feduatory ruler of Anumakonda Vishaya

 

27) According to Bilhana’s Vikramankadeva charitra, Someshvara I sent an army to conquer Chola kingdom under the leadership of his son Vikramaditya. He conquered Konkan, Gangikondapuram, Kanchipuram

 

28) Prolaraja I killed the Purakuta king in the battle, later he defeated the Kodavati Duggaraju, (ruled near Warangal) and conquered.

 

29) Betaraja II was the son of Prolaraja I, and ascended the throne after Prolaraja I.

 

30) The khajipeta inscription of AD 1090 mentions the title of Betaraja II as “Vikramachakriya”

 

31) During the period of Betaraja II, there was a fierce enemity between the Chola Chalukyas and Kalyana Chalukyas.

 

32) King Vikramaditya VI handed over Sabbi Mandala to Betaraja II.

 

33) Betaraja II had titles as “Mahamandaleshvara” , “Tribhubanamalla”, ” Vikramachakri” , etc.

 

34) Betaraja II’s spiritual teacher was “Rameshwara Deekshitha”.

 

35) Durganrupati ascended the throne in AD 1108 after Betaraja II death .

 

36) Prolaraja II was the strongest ruler among the feudatory Kakatiyas, who ruled from AD 1115 – 1157.

 

37) Prolaraja II ascended the throne after his brother Durgaraju.

 

38) Prolaraja II defeated the feudatory rulers of Kalyana Chalukyas, these details are mentioned in thousand pillar temple inscription by his son Rudradeva

 

39) Prolaraja II defeated Paramara Jaggadeva, ruler of Kolanupaka

 

40) Along with Kalyana Chalukyan king Jagadekamalla II, Prolaraja II defeated Kanduri Chodas, Tailapa, and Bheema Choda

 

41) Prolaraja II installed victory pillar in Srisailam

 

42) Prolaraja II was killed by his enemies


43) Rudradeva was the son of Prolaraja II, ascended throne in AD 1158, remained a feudatory until AD 1162 and declared independence in 1163 AD. These details are mentioned in thousand pillar temple inscription

 

44) Rudradeva ascended the throne in Ad 1158 and remained feudatory of Kalyana Chalukyas, till 1162. In 1163 Rudradeva declared independence

 

45) Sovereign Kakatiyas ruled Warangal as capital for 160 years.

 

46) The sovereign Kakatiyas rulers fought against the contemporary Hindu rulers like Yadavas, Hoyasalas, and Pandyas.

 

47) Rudradeva period wer divided into two phases ie., 1158-1162 and 1163-1195. First Phase(1158-1162) as feudatory king and second phase(1158-1162) as independent ruler

 

48) According to 1000 pillar temple inscription of Anumakonda, In 1163 AD, Rudradeva declared his complete independence, and established large kingdom in Telangana.

 

49) Muppamamba was the mother of Rudradeva and father Prolaraja

 

50) Rudradeva’s minister Inagala Brahma Reddy’s Draksharamam inscription, Rudradeva was mentioned as “Anumakonda Rudra”.

 

51) 1000 pillar temple inscription of Anumakonda gives details like Rudradeva defeated the rulers of Nagar (Karimnagar Naganuru) Dommaraja, Polavasa ruler Medaraju II, Mylingadeva, ChodoUdaya etc

 

52) P.V. Parabrahma sastry opined, Rudrdeva first defeated Mylagideva, then he attacked Kalachuris.

 

53) After occupation of Kalachuri kingdom, Kakatiya’s kingdom expanded up to the banks of the river Godavari.

 

54) Kanduri Choda Bheema’s capital was Vardhamanapura.

 

55) Rudradeva conquered the Kanduri kingdom

 

56) Rudradeva appointed Udaychoda as his feudatory to Kanduri kingdom and married his daughter Padmavati.

 

57) AD 1202 Jammaluru inscription of Cheruku Bollaya gives detail about Rudradeva that he handed over the vast forest area of Srisailam to his friend Cheruku Bollaya.

 

58) Rudradeva issued victory inscription(Vijaya Sasana) in Anumakonda.

 

59) Rudradeva declared war on those who were responsible for the death of his father Prola II, it is known as ‘Palanati war’.

 

60) Nalagamaraju requested Rudradeva for help and Chalukyas of Pithapuram sought friendship of Rudradeva which given him a great opportunity for the war.

 

61) Rudradeva attacked feudatory’s Kondapadamatis. these details are mentioned in Tripuranthakam inscription

 

62) Yadava King Jaitugi (Jaitrapala) defeated Rudradeva, Where Rudradeva lost his life in the battle.

 

63) Most capable and trusted person for Rudradeva was Gangadara(Vellanki family). He started his career as army chief under Prola II. He also worked administration of Sabbinadu. These details mentioned in his Karminagar Inscription in 1170

 

64) 1000 pillar temple was built by Rudradeva.

 

65) Draksharamam inscription mentioned Rudradeva as “Vinayabhusana”.

 

66) In a poem of Neetisaramuktavalli written by Baddena, the author of Neetisastra was Rudradeva.

 

67) Rudradeva had no childrens and succeeded by his brother Mahadeva in AD 1195, these details are mentioned in Khandavalli Copper Plates inscriptions

 

68) Mahadeva was the son of Prolaraja II and edler brother of Rudradeva

 

69) Two inscriptions of Mahadeva’s period:

a) Sundela village in Peddapalli taluqa of Karimnagar of AD 1197.

b) Inscription in Warangal Fort (Damaged and No date mentioned )

 

70) Mahadeva fought only one war in his entire life ie.,with Yadavas and lost his life in the battle.

 

71) According Paithan copper plates of Yadava Ramachandradeva, Yadava king Jaitrapala defeated the Trilingadhipati in a war and released young Ganapatideva from the prison and put him on the throne

 

72) Mahadeva wife was Bayyamba, had son Ganapatideva and two daughters

 

73) Mahadeva was a follower of Saivism and his teacher was Dhruveshwara Pandita.

 

74) Recheral Rudra most efficient and capable person. When Kakatiya’s got defeated by Yadavas, he protected Kakayita Rule

 

75) Ganapatideva ascended the throne of Kakatiya in 1199. He is known as Greatest among Kakatiya rulers

 

76) After the death of his father Mahadeva in war with Yadava King Jaitugi, Young Ganapatideva became Prisoner. With the efforts of Recheral Rudra, Jaitugi relaesed Ganapatideva and made him throne to supre

 

77) Ganapatideva united telugu speaking people and ruled more efficiently for a long 63 years. He made Warangal as Capital

 

78) Manthena inscription first inscription belonging to Ganapatideva period was in Karimnagar, issued on 1199 AD.

 

79) Jaitugi as matrimonial alliance, gave his daughter Somaladevi to Ganapatideva and performed their marriage.

 

80) Ganapatideva achieved victories were assisted by his army chiefs Recherla Rudra and Malaya Chounds.

 

81) Prudhvishwara was the ruler of Velanti kingdom.

 

82) By the time of Ganapatideva coastal region was under the rule of Kalinga Gangas.

 

83) By the time of Ganapatideva, |Kolanu kings ( Kolleru ), Kotas of Guntur, and Prakasham Konidena Telugu Cholas in Nellore, Kadapa and chengalpattu region by Telugu Cholas, in the Krishna Bank Gudimetta Chagis, in the north of Krishna River in Khammam district Natavadi Kings were ruling.


84) Ganapatideva invaded the coastal region in AD 1201 which were ruled by small ruling families.

 

85) The 1201 AD, Bezawada inscription issued by Nattavadi Rudra, brother in law of Ganapatideva mentions army of Ganapatideva won over the army of Prithvishwara. Kakatiya army also invaded the areas like Kota Nayakas of Dharani Kota, Divi seema ruled by Ayyavamsha rulers and made them his feudatory

 

86) As mtetrimonial alliances, Ayyavamsha Pinnachoda gave his daughters, Naramba and Peramba to Ganapatideva. Pinnachoda’s son Jaayapa appointed as Gajashahini in Kakatiya army

 

87) Ganapatideva declared himself as “Prudhvishwara Shirah Kanduka Kreeda Vinodah”

 

88) Attack on Yadava kingdom by Mallik Kafur resulted in defeat and death of Shankeradeva who was the friend of Ganapatideva.


89) The chief of Ganapatideva Malayal Chounda took the titles as ‘Dwipiluntaka’ and ‘Divichoorakaara’.

 

90) Ganapatideva handed over back the Divi Seema to Pinna Choda, to take support of Divi Seema rulers.

 

91) Prudhivishwara inscription of AD 1206 from Sri Kooramam, the last inscription of the Ayyavamsh, it informs that Prudhvishwara got defeat by Ganapatideva and died.

 

92) Telugu choda king Nallasiddi ruled Nellore kingdom with Vikramasimhapuri as capital.

 

93) The inscription of Kulothunga III mentions Nallasiddi ruled Nellore as the feudatory of Kulothunga III.

 

94) Manumasiddi I son Tikka Bhupala sought the help of Ganapatideva in desired to occupy the throne

 

95) Kakatiya invaded the Nellore choda kingdom in AD 1207 – 1208 and defeated Tammasiddi and put Tikka bhupala as the ruler of Nellore, later Kakatiyas attacked Kanchi the capital of Chola Kingdom.

 

96) Ganapatideva sent his armies to the Kalinga, army chief of Ganapatideva Indurluri Somaya led the forces to victory, later Indurluri Somaya appointed as the ruler of Kolanu Rastra.

 

97) Vengi region was conquered by Induluri Somanna. After Aniyanka Bheema, his son Narasimhadeva I’s period Kakatiya army attacked Vengi and Kalinga kingdoms and conquered them in AD 1238

 

98) Ganaptideva’s friend Choda Tikkaraju died in AD 1248, and his son Manummasiddi II (Veera Ganda Gopala) lost his kingdom in the war with his Dayadis.

 

99) Kakatiya army killed Bayyana and Akkana the enemies of Manumasiidi.

 

100) Kaktiya army entered Dradidadesha and occupied Kanchi the capital of Kulothunga (Rajendra III) Chola.

 

101) Ganaptideva maintained friendly relations with his contemporary Yadava king Singhana,

 

102) Yadava king sent army in supporting Kakatiyas during Ganapatideva’s war with the Pandya king,

 

103) Ganapatideva during his last days fought war with the Pandya king Jataverman Sundar Pandya.

 

104) By AD 1257, Pandya kingdom was ruled by Jataverman Sundar Pandya.

 

105) Jataverman Sundar Pandya, invaded the Nellore Telugu Choda kingdom, which was earlier a feudal kingdom of Cholas, marched with huge army on Manuma siddi II.

 

106) After the rule of Ganapatideva was over, he handed over his kingdom to his daughter Rudramadevi in AD 1262, because of having no sons.

 

107) Katama was the son of Malaya Choda the chief of Ganapatideva.

 

108) Jayapa of Divi Seema was appointed as “Gajasahini” of Kakaityas for doing great service to Ganapatideva.

 

109) Prolabhima Nayaka was the minister of Ganapatideva , had titles of “Aru vela Dooshaka”, “six thoudsand Dooshaka” and “Kanchi Choora Kara”.

 

110) Somamba was the mother of Rudramadevi and her father was Ganapatideva.

 

111) During the time of Rudramadevi, the Kakatiya dynasty was in danger as Yadava king Mahadeva planned to occupy the kakatiya kingdom in that situation Recherla Prasadaditya took responsibility to protect the kingdom.

 

112) The veligoti Vanshavali mentions Recherla Prasaditya with the titles of “Kakatiya vamsha Sthapanacharya”, “ Rayapithamahanka” etc.

 

113) Kayastha Jennigadeva, Kayastha Tripura, Malyala Gundiya Nayaka, Madaya Nayaka, Mahapradhana Kandara Nayaka stood as guards to Rudramadevi.

 

114) For sources of Ekamrantha’s Pratapa Charitra, when Rudramadevi ascended the throne, her step brothers, Harihara, and Murari deva rebelled against her.

 

115) In AD 1274, Narasimhadeva’s son Bhanudeva I invaded the Kakatiyas Kingdom, during the invasion army chief’s Potinayaka, Proli nayaka defeated the enemy army.

 

116) During the times of Rudramadevi, River Godavari became the border between the Kakatiyas and Ganga Kingdoms.

 

117) When Yadava King Mahadeva invaded Kakatiyas, Rudramadevi with her army defeated and got victory, and shunted out the enemies up to Devagiri fort.

 

118) According inscription from “Allapadu”, Yadava King Ellanadeva married Rudramadevi’s daughter.

 

119) Rudramadevi, as a symbol of victory over the Yadavas, took the title of “RayaGaja Kesari, constructed Ranga Mandapam to the Swamyambhu temple in the Warangal fort.

 

120) Kayastha Ambadeva made a great rebellion aganist Rudramadevi rule and is mentioned in Tripuranthakam and Nandaluru inscriptions.

 

121)According to Tripuranthakam inscription, Ambadeva established his domination over the Pandyas and Yadavas, took the titles of “Pandya Rajanya Priya Preshitha Chandavedanda Turugasthara Viraajmaana Samshoshitha Souhaardra” and Devagiri Rajaprasarpita Praabhrutamani Kanakabhushana” etc.

 

122) Ambadeva defeated Rudramadevi’s reagent(Guntur Region) Sripati Ganapati in AD 1273 and took the title “Raja Sahasra malla” and occupied the Valluru under the rule of Pandyas.

 

123) According to Attirala inscription, Ambadeva occupied Gandikota, Mulikinadu, Renadu, Perakallu, Sakilinadu, Pottapinadu etc, and was ruling from Valluru as capital

 

124) In AD 1286 Ambadeva defeated the Pandyas.

 

125) According to inscription found in village Chandupatla, Nalgonda District, Rudramadevi and her chief Mallikarjuna lost their life while suppressing the rebel Ambadeva.

 

126) Rudramadevi’s husband was “Chalukya Veerabhara”, of Nidadavolu branch.

 

127) Rudramadevi had 3 daughters, “Mummadamma”, “Rudrama” and “Ruyyamma”.

 

128) After Rudramadevi her daughter’s son Prataparudra II was declared as her successor.

 

129) In kakatiya dynasty Pratapa Rudra II was the last ruler.

 

130) Pratapa rudra II handed the army to Nayakas, he appointed 77 Nayakas for protection.

 

131) In AD 1291, Pratapa rudra II sent a huge army on Tripuranthakam the centre of Ambadeva, under the leadership of Manumagannaya son of Kolani Somana mantra, and Ayyadeva son of Induluri Pedda Gannaya mantra, and in this war kakatiya army got a big victory.

 

132) After Ambadeva, Murari II ruled independently from Mulkinadu.

 

133) Prataparudra II sent huge army in AD 1304 to attack Murari II and got victory once again.

 

134) Kayastha kingdom was merged into Kakatiya’s kingdom and Somaya Nayaka was appointed as Administrator.

 

135) During the period of Pratapa Rudra II, Kakatiya kingdom faced attacks of Delhi Sultanate.

 

136) Delhi sultan Jalaluddin Khalji sent huge army under the leadership of his son in law, Garshans I Malik in AD 1295 on Yadava Ramachandra’s capital Devagiri and defeated him.

 

137) In AD 1296, Garshasp Malik killed Jalalludin Khalji, his uncle and sultan of Delhi and ascended the throne as Allauddin Khalji, ruled up to AD 1316.

 

138) In 1310 February, battle between Delhi sultans and Kakatiya’s where Kakatiya’s were defeated, finally Kakatiya emperor accepted the defeat and made peace settlement.

 

139) In AD 1311, Delhi sultan attacked Pandya kingdom.

 

140) Allauddin Khalji died in AD 1316.

 

141) When Kakatiyas gained victory on Pandhyas, Kakatiyas put Sundara Pandya on the Pandya throne.

 

142) Prataparudra extended his domination in the Dakshinapatha during AD 1312 to 1316.

 

143) After the death of Allauddin Khalji in AD 1316, his army chief Malik Kafur put Sultan’s son Shahboddin on the throne, and continued the administration.

 

144) Qutubuddin Murarak shah son of Allauddin Khalji first invaded on Devagiri kingdom and immediately he sent his army to the Kakatiya kingdom.

 

145) Turkey Nobles appointed Ghiyasuddin Tughluq as Delhi Sultan, who ascended the throne in AD 1320. Ulug khan was the son of Ghiyasuddin Tughluq.

 

146) Ulug khan was made invade on Warangal by his father’s order, But failed in his first attempt 1323 AD, but second attack on Orugallu in the same year, Ulug khan got victory over Kakatiyas.

 

147) While taking to Delhi as captive, Prataparudra II escaped and committed suicide by jumping into Narmada River. These facts are mentioned in the Vilasa copper plate inscription of Masunuri Prolaya Nayaka.

 

148) By the death of Prataparudra II Kakatiya dynasty came to an end. Telangana and Orugallu were merged into the Delhi Sultanate Empire and Orugallu’s name was changed into Sultanpur.

 

149) From Kaluvacheruvu copper plate inscriptions, historians opined Prataparudra’s II period there were eight Turkish attacks, but Muslim historians mentioned only five.

 

150) In AD 1303, Malik Fhakruddin Juna, and Zaju the chiefs on the orders of Allauddin Khalji attacked Telangana.

 

151) Second invasion on Orugallu took place in AD 1309.

 

152) Khalji’s army reached Devagiri, from the crossing of Basirghar, Kunarbal reached Anumakonda. Attack continued for a month and they occupied Anumakonda.

 

153) 30-40 attacks of Sultans on Orugallu took place in AD 1321 – 1322.

 

154) As per Tariq-i-Faristha written by Faristha, in 1320 Khalji’s rule came to an end and Tughluq’s rule began at Delhi.

 

155) Ghiyasuddin Tughluq was the first ruler of Tughluq’s dynasty. Juna khan was the son of Ghiyasuddin Tughluq.

 

156) Prataparudra was defeated by Juna Khan and became captive. After the defeat of Prataparudra, Orugallu name changed to “Sultanpur”.

 

157) Kakatiyas introduced the Manadala system, new system in the central government

 

158) Parabrahma sastry opined, Kakatiyas maintained decentralization of power.

 

159) American historian Burton Steins opined, Kakatiyas administration was observed near to “Segmentary state”

 

160) Feudatories also played an important role in the administrative system of Kakatiyas.

 

161) Kakatiya rulers took titles such as “Samadigata Panch Mahasabda” , “Mahamandaleshwar” etc.

 

162) During the Kakatiya period feudatories rebelled only once i.e., in AD 1290, Ambadeva

 

163) According to the inscriptions and literature of the Kakatiyas the state consists of Seven Limba (Saptanga Samanvita).

 

164) Contemporary works like Neetisaram, Neeti sastra muktavalli, Prataprudra Yoshobhusanam discuss the duties and role of the king in political affairs, and authority over the administration.

 

165) The Council of Kakatiyas consisted of Ministers, Amatyas Preggadsss, feudatories, Dandanayakas etc

 

166) Contemporary works like Neetisaram, Neeti sastra muktavalli, Prataprudra Yoshobhusanam discuss the duties and role of the king in political affairs, and authority over the administration.

 

167) The Council of Kakatiyas consisted of Ministers, Amatyas Preggadsss, feudatories, Dandanayakas etc.

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168) “Purushanrtha Saram” was written by Siva Devayya, and he mentioned that All the affairs of administration were divide into 72 Niyoga (Classes).

 

169) The official who controlled all the Niyogas is known as “Niyogadhipati”.

 

170) The Kakatiyas divided their empire into Rastra, Sthala, Seema, Nadu Bhumi and Garma for administrative convenience.

 

171) Srisailam inscriptions of Prataparudra II, mentioned the name, Naravadi nadu, Motavadi, Pakanadu, Renadu, Mulikinadu, Are Bhumi, Kandurunadu, Venginadu, Velanadu, Natavadi, Eruvanadu, Sakalinadu, Prilinadu are some name mentioned in the inscriptions.

 

172) Sthalam is the area having twenty four villages. Anumakonda, Mattewada and Orugallu together are in Sthalam.

 

173) Village officers all together are known as “Ayyagars” in Kakatiya administration.

 

174) Among the village officials of Kakatiyas, ‘Karanam’, Reddy, Talari, Purohitam, Kammari, Kamsali, Vadrangi, Kummari, Chakali, Mangali, Vetti, Charmakara and Niruduvadu etc, names are found in the inscriptions, they all are given tax free land for performing their services.

 

175) Neetisastra and Muktavalli is written by Baddena.

 

176) As mentioned in the Neetisaram there were four types of forts in the Kakatiya’s empire they are:

a) Sthala ( Land )

b) Jala ( Water )

c) Vana ( Forest )

d) Giri ( Hill )

 

177) The forts built by Kakatiyas:

a) Orugallu

b) Raichuru

c) Golakonda

d) Bhuvanagiri

e) Rachakonda

f) Devarakonda

g) Nalagonda

h) Panugallu

 

178) Military officials of Kakatiyas were called “Nayakas”. There were distributed Villages and Lands for their services.

 

179) The villages given to Nayakas is known as “Nayakasthala” or “Nayakasthala vritti”.

 

180) Kakatiyas maintained :

a) Ashwa ( Horses )

b) Gaja ( Elephants )

c) Ratha ( charioteers )

d) Kalbala ( Foot Soldiers )

 

181) The army of Prataparudra consisted of 1001 Elephants, 20,000 horses and 9,00,000 foot soldiers. These officials are known as “Gaja sahini” and “ Ashwa Sahini”.

 

182) During Kakatiya period the armies were of two types:

a) Moolabalam (Main Force)

b) Sthirabalam (Standing Army)

 

183) The Main force (Moolabalam) was directly under the control of King or his officials.

 

184) According to Inscriptions, Mahajanas and Karanam were recognized as a judicious persons

 

185) The judicial meeting held outside the capital city. In villages, in presence of ministers, and this is called as “Aprathisthistha Sabha”

.

186) Kakatiyas declared themselves as Kshetriyas

 

187) Cholas and Chalukyas declared themselves as “Kshetriyas Caste.”, but many ruling families in Andhra Pradesh region declared themselves as fourth caste i.e., Chaturtha Kulajas.

 

188) In the Ganapatideva’s inscriptions, Kakatiyas mentioned themselves as “SuryaVamsha Kshetriyas”.

 

189) Poetess Molla, who belonged to the fourth caste, wrote Ramayana and tried to dedicate her work to king Prataparudra, but obstructed by Brahmins.

 

190) Veera Saiva preacher Palkuriki Somanatha, abused “Vadiki Brahmins” as karma chandalas, vrata bhrasthas and Pashukaras, To vaisnavas he called them as “Namala Kukkalu (dogs of Namas).

 

191) Swamy Dandanayaka and Bekkallu Mallireddy called themselves as “Chatussamaya summuddaranalu”.

 

192) Poet Tikkana Somayaji preached Harihara Tatvamu (The combination of Vaisnava and Saiva Philosophy).

 

193) Caste Associations:

Brahmin Samaya known as “Mahajanas”

Vaishya Samayas known as “Nakara”

“Sanimunnuru”, “Telikiverupr” and “Panchanam” were other Samayas.

 

194) The 10th and 11th C.E inscriptions mention Ashtadash (Eighteen Samayas) in the society.

 

195) The contemporary historians and travelers, Barani, Isami, Feristha and Marco Polo were mentioned about Kakatiyas wealth and richness in their writings.

 

196) Agriculture land of Kakatiyas were divided into two types:

a) Magani ( Wet Land )

b) Metta ( Dry Land )

 

197) In the Magani, Neeru nela (Water Land) and Thota (Garden Land), in Metta, rain dependent crops like Maize, Mustard Seeds, Castor Seeds and Sessamam are grown.

 

198) Land lease was made by exchange of Tambulam (Betal Leaves).

 

199) Form Inscriptions of Kakatiya’s, Manthena, Chennuru, Kaleshwaram, Narsampeta, Achampeta, Khammammeta and Kothgudem were built by them

 

200) During the period of Ganapatideva one feudatory, Prolaraju, ruling over Chennuru rajya, to build a new village and built a tank,he collected for every maruthur land one sixteenth of a rukam, these details are mentioned in Katakuru inscription of Prataparudra.

 

201) Agricultural taxes found in the inscriptions are Siddayam, Oir Pangamu, Pannu, Kaniki, Darishanamu, Vennu Pannu, Neeruveedi, Ardhayam, Pullari

 

202) Manthena inscription gives details that Brahmin Manchibhattu, who was a Rajapurohita, donated a wide land, taking permission from the king.

 

203) Ganapatideva’s Kaleshwaram inscription gives deatils that the Lord Budhadeva son of Rudra donated four nivartanas of land near the village tank

 

204) Villages built are Ganapavaram built by Ganapatideva, Mahadevapuram by Mahadeva, Rudravaram built by Rudra, Bayyaram built by Bayyaladevi, Muppavaram built by Muppamamba.

 

205) In Kakatiyas times, building of villages and excavation of tanks was considered as a meritorious (Poonya), deeds by the society.

 

206) Ganapatideva’s sister, Kundamamba built ‘Kundavaram’ village in the Chennuru taluqa of Adilabad district and tank “Kundasamudram’, details found in the inscription near the tank.

 

207) Ganapatideva’s teacher ‘Visweshvara sivacharya’ purchased forest land for 850 gadyanas and build village in his name ‘Visvanathapura’ and also tank.

 

208) Newly cultivated is known as ‘Podu’.

 

209) Big tanks of Kakatiyas are called as ‘Samudram’ and these were constructed as chain system. Tanks constructed in a chain system are usually called as “Golusukattu Cheruvulu”.

 

Kakatiya’s Constructions of Tanks/Samudras:

Tank/SamudramPlaceBuilder
KesamudramMahaboobnagar taluqa in Warangal DistrictProlaraju I
Settikeriya CheruvuWarangal districtBetaraju II
Anumakonda CheruvuHanumakondaRudradeva
Pakala ChruvuNarsampet taluqa Maneru BasinGanapatideva minister Bayyana Nayaka’s son Jagadalumum Madi
Ramappa CheruvuPalmpeta village in Mulugu talukaGanapatideva’s army Recherla Rudra
Ghanpur tankWarangal districtGanaaptideva’s Period
Laknavaram
Bayyaram CheruvuBayyaram Village Khammam districtMailamba Ganapatideva’s sister and ewife of Natavadi Rudra
Kunda SamudramKundavaram Adilab districtAnother sister of Ganapatideva Kumdamamba
Chounda SamudramKondaparti Village Warangal districtGanapatideva’s army general Mallyala Chounda

 

210) The inscriptions mentioned water springs, like ‘Gosugu canal’, ‘Ravipati canal’, ‘Moosati canal’, ‘Aleti canal’, ‘Kuchineni canal’, ‘Bommakanti canal’.

 

211) The lands which are tilled with ploughs are called as ‘Achukattu Nela’. Achukattu means one type of tax called ‘Ari’

 

212) Marco polo wrote, Mysolia or Machilipatnam clothes of high quality, appreciable by the kings were weaved.

 

212) Palanati Veera charitra gives details that Brahmanaidu erected a panch loha flag post (pillar) in the Tripuranthakam temple.

 

213) Guttikonda and Palanatiseema are the famous for Iron Industries.

 

214) The war weapons are locally manufactured ,the swords made at Nirmal in Adilabad district, became popular even in foreign countries.

 

215) The following are important commercial centres of Kakatiyas:

a) Orugallu

b) Panagallu

c) Jedcherla

d) Alampur

e) Maktal

f) Peruru

g) Velpuru

h) Tripuranthakam

i) Penugonda

j) Kcherlakota

k) Pedaganjam

l) Nelluru

m) Ghantasala

n) Gudivada

o) Durgi

p) Macherla

q) Tangeda

r) Enamadala

s) Lebaka

t) Nandaluru

u) Upperapalle

v) Mopuru

w) Dornala

 

215) The Warangal fort inscription of Ganapatideva gives details about various business done by traders in market yards into Shrenis (guilds).

 

216) The names of Shrenis found in the inscriptions are Swadesi, Paradesi, Vaadalavaru, Saasar boora, Tagaramba, Ubhaya Nanadessi etc.

 

217) Trade and commerce was centered on the Vaishya community in Kakatiyas period, and in these vaishyas were known as Chettis or settis or Shresttis.

 

218) In Kakatiyas period Reddy’s were appointed as Raja Settis.

 

219) Motupalli was the centre of Foreign trade.

 

220) Foreign trade was conducted with countries like China, Persia, Arabia, Ceylon and East India Islands.

 

221) During Kakatiyas period taxes are divided into 4 types:

a) Land Tax

b) Industrial Tax

c) Professional Tax

d) Commercial Tax

 

Taxes collected in Kakatiya Period

Name of the TaxRateCollected from Item or OccupationDetails/Sources
Pannu, Pangamu, Kanika, Darshanamu, Siddayam—–Land related Warangal district Matedu Inscription 1310AD ( IAP Wg.No 86 )
Ari, Sankamu, Pannu, Kanika, Puttimanika, Netamaggaluvaru, NuneganugalavaruProduction and Sale right of God’s ShareTaxes on IndustriesS.I.I Vol X No 422
Srimangali, Netavaru, Gollavaru1 ChinnamProfessional Tax per weaver and per housePVP Shastry, Telugu p214
Kummari, Ayyagandru, Karanalu, Soldiers1 Chinnam, 2 chinnams, 1 Chinnam , 1 AddagaPer house, Per head, per head—–
Addagattu, Angadi Sunkum, Madiga Sunkam, Kolaga Sunkam on oil—–Trade related tax, collected on shopsLevied on Oil
Mudar—–Tax on salt bags—–
Ellari—–House tax 2 rukasS.I.I Vol IV No 311
Wealth TaxYearly 2 gadyas 5 rukasOn Cattle: 50 Cows = 25 rukasS.I.I .Vol IV No 329

 

222) The important tax collecting officers during Kakatiyas period were Sunkamanyagadu, Teerpari, Kolagadu and Karanam.

 

223) Markets of Kakatiyas were called as ‘Angadi’, ‘Penta’ or ‘Adda’.

 

224) In Tripurathakam inscription mentioned as Karanam and Teerpari tax collectors are Government Employees and Sunkamanyagadu and Kolagadu are private employees.

 

225) In the inscriptions of the Kakatiya period mention that some taxes like Pelli pannu, Gandi Sunkam, Puttuper Sunkam, Revu Sunkam, Alamu, Antharayam, Kilaramu etc.

 

226) Prolaraja’s Anumakonda inscription begins with the prayer to Jinendra.

 

227) Vemulawada Chalukyas patronized Jainism, their court poets Jaina scholar Somadevasuri wrote ‘Yashastilaka’ and Pampa wrote ‘Adipuranam’.

 

228) Sanigaram inscription mentions the donation made to Yudhamalla Jinalaya by Betaraja I.

 

229) Betaraja II made donations to Jaalna Jaina basadi.

 

230) Prolaraju’s AD 1117 Padmakshi temple warangal inscription gives details about Prolaraja’s wife Mailamma made donations for the construction of the Kadalaraya Jaina basadi.

 

231) Jaina poet wrote Jinendra Kalyanabhyudayam during the Prataparudra’s period.

 

232) During the period of Kakatiyas, Kalamukha, Pashupati, Aradhya and Veersaiva were the sub-sects of Saivism.

 

233) Anumakonda inscription gives deatails about Betaraja II was the disciple of Rameshwara pandita, head of Seelamantham in Srisailam. Rameshwara pandita was a great scholar of ‘Lakuleshwara Agama Mahasiddantam’, and he gave siva diksha to Betaraja’s sons Durgaraju and Prolaraju II.

 

234) The Kalamukha saivas of Karnataka consider Srisailam as their centre and Rameshwara Pandita as their teacher

 

235) Lakuleshwara or Sakuleshwara was the founder of Kalamukha saiva philosophy, sources inform that Rameshwara Pandita was the Sthanapati of the Drakshararam temple.

 

236) Alampur which is on the banks of Tungabhadra River is famous for Saiva Kshetra.

 

237) Among the Sthnapatis of the Brahmeshwara Matham, Lokabharanam pandita, Someshwara bhattaraka, Brahmarishi bhattaraka, and Dharindrasi pandita were great scholars.

 

238) Vemulawada in present Karimnagar district was once a great Saiva kshetra in Telangana region.

 

239) During Kakatiyas period in Telangana, Dharmapuri( Karimnagar), Anumakonda (Warangal ), Ainavolu (Warangal), Panagallu (Nalagonda), Nizamabad, Nandikandi (Medak), Sanigaram ( Karimnagar ) are important Kalamukha Saiva Kshetras.

 

240) In Rayalaseema, Pushpagiri near Kadapa was a great Kalamukha Kshetra.

 

241) Darmasiva was the teacher of Ganapatideva.

 

242) Visveshvara Golaki matham was the arrangement made for brahmins in the village called “Mandama”.

 

243) Visveshvara Shambhu established one Sivalaya and Upala matha, on the banks of Godavari River in Kaleshvaram (Karimnagar district).

 

243) Sivacharya was the rajaguru to Ganapatideva and Rudramadevi.

 

245) Shalakyamalla kavi works were ‘Udaatha Raghavam’ and ‘Neeroshte Ramayanam’.

 

246) Gundayabhattu wrote commentary to the Sri Harsha’s ‘Khandana khanda khadyam’ an advaita work.

 

247) Jayapa belonging to the Ayyavamsha, was appointed by Ganapatideva as Gajasahini wrote ‘Nrityaratnavalli’.

 

248) Nrityaratnavalli has eight prakarnas, it is the standard book to the dance and drama teachers.

 

249) On the walls of Palampet Ramappa temple Nrityaratnavalli, eight Prakarnas book were carved.

 

250) Jayapa senani wrote ‘Geetaratnavalli’ on music and ‘Vaadyaratnavalli’ on music instruments

 

251) The popular telugu poets of the kakatiya periosd were ‘Tikkana Somayaji’, ‘Palkuriki Somanantha’, ‘Baddena’, ‘Kolanu Ganapatideva’, ‘Rudradeva’, ‘Ekamaranatha’, and ‘Kase Sarvappa’.

 

252) Chilkuru, Kulcharam, Patancheruvu, Kolanupaka, Hanumakonda, Polavasa, had the sculptures of the Jaina Thithankaras.

 

253) Kakatiyas built many temples, according Pratapacharitra of Ekamarantra mentions that in kingdom of Prataparudra II there were 5500 Saiva temples, 1300 Vaisnava temples, Mallaradeve had 2400 temples, Bhairava, Durga and Ganapati together had 4400 temples.

 

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