What are the sources to Kakatiya History

History of Kakatiyas

Magallu inscription 956 A.D. – Issued by Daanaarnava, Eastern Chalukyan king. Giving information about the donation of a village named Magallu to a Brahmin by Kakartya Gundana.

Anumakonda 1000 Pillar Temple inscription 1063 A.D. – Issued by Rudra Deva. Rudra Deva declared independence.

Draksharaamam Temple inscription 1158 A.D. – Issued by Inangalal Brahmi Reddy. This inscription is giving information regarding Prola II’s son Rudra Deva’s accession to the throne.

Bayyaram Tank inscription 1219 A.D. – Bayyaram Tank inscription or Bayyaram Cheruvu inscription was issued by Mailamba, sister of Ganapathi Deva. This inscription is giving information about digging a tank in Bayyaram village, Illendu Mandal, Khammam district, Telangana by Mailamba.

Motupalli inscription 1244 A.D. – Also known as Motupalli abhaya varthaka shaasanam. Motupalli inscription was issued by Ganapathi Deva. This is giving information regarding the remissions to the foreign merchants.

Malkapuram inscription 1261 A.D. was issued by Ganapathi Deva. Vidhya Mandapas were mentioned in this inscription.

Chandupatla inscription of 1289 A.D. was issued by Puvuula Mummadi, servant of Rudrama Devi. After Rudramadevi’s death, for the save journey of her soul to the heaven, Puvvula Mummadi made land donation to local Somanatha temple.

Tripuranthakam inscription of 1291 A.D. This inscription was issued by Kayastha Ambadeva at Nellore. This inscription is giving information about Kayastha Ambadeva’s victories.

Salakalaveedu inscription was issued by Prathapa Rudra II in the year 1317 A.D. Information – By the orders of Prathapa Rudra II, Deveri Nayaka donated Sakalaveedu village of Eruvabhumi to God Kaveri Ranganatha. This donation was made after the victory over Pandyas. This inscription mentions many taxes also.

Kolunupudi inscription was issued by Prathapa Rudra II in the year 1321 A.D. This inscription is mentioning the donation made by Prathapa Rudra II to Chennakeshava Swamy and Narasimha Swamy temples.

Kakatiya Period Books and their authors

Pandithaaraadhya Charithra was written by Palkuriki Somanatha. This book is in Telugu language. Information – Details of conditions Shaivism and other religions during the Kakatiya period.

Neethisaaram / Neethi Saastra Muktaavali  was written by Badden.  This book is in Telugu language. Information – Explains State Craft. (Raajaneethi and Raaja Dharma).

Shivayoga Saaram was written by Kolanu Ganapathi Deva. This book is in Telugu language. This book is important source to know the history of Induluri Nayaka kings.

Kreedaabhiraamam was written by Vinukonda Vallabharaya. This book is in Telugu language. This book describes the life and conditions of the people living in the Warangal.

Prathaapa Rudreeyam / Prathaapa Rudra Yasho Bhooshanam  was written by Vidhyanaatha in Sanskrit language. Vidhyanaatha was the court poet of Prathapa Rudra II.

Nruthya Rathnaavali was written by Jayapa Senani in Sanskrit language. This book is regarding dance.

Andra Mahaabhaaratam – Some chapters of Mahaabhaarath were translated into Telugu by Thikkana Somayaji. This translated work is known as Andhra Mahaabhaaratham. Thikkana Somayaaji was Ganapathi Deva’s friend Manumasiddi’s court poet. Manumasiddi was a king of Nellore.

Nirvachanothara Raamaayanam was written by Thikkana Somayaji in Telugu language.

Siddheshwara Charithra was written by Kase Sarvappa. It may not be a Kakathiya period book, but gives some information regarding the society of Kakathiya Period.

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