Know more about gona ganna reddy news and views about people. Besides the rare presence of 108 siva temples dating back to atleast 12 a. Queen rudramma devi remains as one of indias most important woman and very few female rulers in south india for all time. Rani rudrama devi the brave queen of medieval kaktiya. The kakatiya kala thoranam, or arch, is an extensive ornamented stone sculpture. A legendary queen of the kakatiya dynasty, rudrama devi. Warangal fort is located in warangal district, telangana, india. He ruled the entire territory from warangal the capital of the dynasty. Rudramadevi ruled over the kakatiya kingdom, which comprised of parts of present day telangana and andhra pradesh from 1261 to 1289 or 1295 ce. Rudrama devi is th century telugu queen of kakatiya dynasty of durjaya clan of kamma caste. The kakatiya dynasty was one of the major dynasties that ruled over telangana and had major contributions in shaping its. After a flick on the history of kakatiya queen rudrama devi, pride of telangana, now it is the turn of the.
The lake, ganapa samudram, was constructed by the king malyala gunda dandadeeshudu also known as malyala gundanna during rudrama devis rule. Dec 16, 2015 very few of us are aware of queen rudrama devi, who ruled warangal in the th century. Recherla padmanayaka, gona and malyala dynasty kings were the feudatores of kakatiya kings. Rani rudrama devi became the ruler of the kakatiya empire after the death of her father. She had to give him some elephants and probably some musicians as indemnities. Controversy surrounds the chapter on rudrama devi the hindu. Not unlike the saga of manakarnika and its various adaptations, this is based on a figure from indian history. Rani rudrama devi, authorsalekhya punjala, publishernational book trust, edition1st edition 2016, isbn9788123778174, pages110, bindingpaperback. Rudhrama devi, the much awaited tamil movie is the first indian 3d historical movie which revolves around the life of rudrama devi, one of the most prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau in the th century. Almost all the books that i have read unanimously suggest that mahadeva defeated the rudramadevi and not other way around.
Rani rudrama devi died 1289 or 1295, or rudradeva maharaja, sometimes spelled rudramadevi or rudramadevi, was a monarch of the kakatiya dynasty in. Chandupatla is the village where rudrama devi fought her last war and died. Rudramadevi ruled the kakatiya dynasty from 1262 to 1295 ce. She was one of the most prominent women rulers of the kakatiya dynasty in indian history. But he had two daughters rudramadevi and genapamadevi. Rudramadevi or rudramba was given in marriage to a prince of the eastern chalukyan lineage of nidadavolu called virabhadra. Sep 15, 2007 the famous thousandpillar temple in hanamkonda near warangal was built in 1162 a. She was the only child of the king ganapathideva, who was the ruler of the kakateeya dynasty. So here i present the life of a medieval queen of deccan rani rudrama devi. May 17, 2015 a th century stone inscription erected to commemorate the birth celebrations of rani rudrama devi, a popular ruler of kakatiya dynasty, is lying in a state of neglect at mandadam village in.
She was one of the few women to rule as monarch in the indian subcontinent and promoted a male image in order to do so. Rao appreciated gunasekhar for making a film that shows the greatness of rudrama devi, a famed queen of the present day warangalbased kakatiya dynasty in the th century, it added. Founded in 2006, historum is a history forum dedicated to history discussions and historical events. Important incidents in the life of rani rudrama devi. Dec 30, 2019 a two and a halfhour gender reveal party.
Oct 11, 2015 while we have previously discussed rani rudrama devi and her illustrious grandson prataparudra deva, we have in fact saved her father, and the best of the dynasty, for last. Rani rudramadevi telangana tourism, travel, history. She shines gloriously in the medieval history of south india. The film written and directed by gunasekhar features anushka shetty in a titular role as rudramadevi, alongside an ensemble cast of allu arjun, rana. South indias history has been dominated by male rulers. History of kakatiya dynasty kakatiya empire, kakatiyas. The ruler of the kakatiya dynasty of warangal in south india, ganapatideva, had given the. Rani rudrama devi or rudradeva maharaja, was one of the most prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau, being one of the few. Here are some interesting pieces from the kakatiya history. Gona gannareddy 12621296ad, sometimes spelled gonaganna reddy, was a ruler of the vaddemani kingdom during kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau and one of the few ruling queen rani rudrama devi in indian history. She was born, as rudramba, to king ganapathideva or ganapatideva, or ganapathi devudu, who ruled at warangal the capital of.
There were many important kakatiya kings such as prola i, prola ii, rudradeva, mahadeva, ganapathideva and prataparudra. Rudrama devi 12451289 was a warrior queen of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau of southern india rudrama devi rose to power in 1259 during her early teens when she was appointed coregent to jointly rule alongside her father, king ganapati. He ruled vardhamaanapuram now called as nandi vaddeman in nagarkurnool district. Kakatiya medical college was founded in 1959 by the warangal regional medical education society with the active support of the chief minister of andhra pradesh, neelam sanjiva reddy, the director of medical services of a. Rudramadevi history, achievements and administration. A male name was designated to her as rudradeva and declared the queen of kakatiya kingdom. Brief history of rani rudrama devi kakatiya dynasty. A page kakatiya historical novel was written by adavi baapiraju in. What all did marco polo say about the queen rudrama devi. With enemies trying to invade the kingdom, the king of kakatiya. A th century stone inscription erected to commemorate the birth celebrations of rani rudrama devi, a popular ruler of kakatiya dynasty, is. Like rajendra kulottunga, the chalukya chola emperor, he became attached after his marriage with rudrama, more to the kakatiya throne than.
Jun 18, 2018 after experiencing the lords presence at this place, rudrama devi might have constructed the temple complex, he speculated. Chandupatla, nakrekal mandal has the traces of rich history. Queen of kakatiya dynasty rudramadevi oxford reference. The second daughter was given in marriage to beta of the kota family. The fort has four ornamental gates, known as kakatiya kala thoranam, that originally formed the entrances to a now ruined great shiva temple. Rudhramadevi is a 2015 indian telugu 3d epic historical fiction film based on the life of rudrama devi, one of the prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan, and one of the few ruling queens in indian history.
Rani rudrama devi, who ruled over the southern indian area called kakatiya in the second half of the th century. Construction of hospitals and ponds were done when female rulers were ruling the dynasty. It appears to have existed since at least the 12th century when it was the capital of the kakatiya dynasty. The dynasty ended in after an invasion by the delhi sultanate, the early kakatiya rulers used the title reddi.
Gona ganna reddy married the love of his life annaambika, best friend of rudramadevi. Rani rudrama devi, or rudradeva maharaja, sometimes spelled rudramadevi or rudrama devi, was a monarch of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau with capital at warangal of present day telangana from 1263 until her death. Suraya kumar explored megalithic monuments, which are from the iron age period b. The village tank, rasamudram, built during the kakatiya samudram, also finds a mention in the inscription because the inscription was installed very close to the village tank by a soldier of rudrama devi s army puvvula mummadi, who is believed to be a native of chandupatla.
Gona gannareddy ad, sometimes spelled gonaganna reddy, was a a page kakatiya charithrathmaka navala, history book was written by. Warangal district administration has constructed the zoo to protect and preserve the sanctity of nature. Who is rani rudrama devi and what are her achievements in. Rani rudrama devi or rudradeva maharaja, was one of the most prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau, being one of. She is currently going through a revival of sorts with a stereoscopic 3d telugu film with numerous special. A legendary queen of the kakatiya dynasty, rudrama devi epitomized the essence of indomitable courage after taking charge of warangal in the th century. The administrative abilities of women generally never surface in the history pages. Here is what marco polo wrote in regards to rani rudramadevi and the kakatiya empire. Meet indias first female superhero rani rudrama devi. Carving discovered on the walls of a watch tower depicts lord siva appearing in a mythical animal form to rani rudrama devi. Kakatiyas and the great musunuri nayaks are of same origin.
Rudrama devis statue to be unveiled in nalgonda village. Telangana government is planning to conduct kakatiya utsavalu in feb 2015. Rani rudrama devi 1245 nov 27 1289, or rudradeva maharaja, sometimes spelled rudhramadevi, was a ruler of the kakatiya dynasty from 1262 1289 in the deccan plateau and one of the few ruling queens in indian history. The term kshatriya in these panegyric records appears to signify the familys warriorlike qualities rather than their actual varna. History has relegated women rulers to a large extent across the globe. Rani rudrama devi died 1289 or 1295, or rudradeva maharaja, sometimes spelled rudramadevi or rudrama devi, was a monarch of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau from 1263 until her death. It was in news all over and local youth is aggressively working on erect a statue of rudrama devi and building a memorial here.
The kakatiya dynasty was a south indian dynasty whose capital was orugallu, now known as. Mar 14, 2016 rudramadevi history rani rudramadevi was born in 1262 ce. Rani rudramma devi 12621295 ce was one of the most prominent woman rulers of the kakatiya dynasty on the deccan plateau in indian history. Rudrama devi rudhrama devi rudhramadevi tamil memphis. Society, region, and identity in medieval andhra oxford university press, 2001. Rudrama devi belonged to kakatiya dynasty, capital warangal, ran several irrigation and welfare programs and defended her empire from attacks of chola and yadav kings. Rani rudrama, kakatiya dynasty, kakatiya vamsam, kakatiya samrjyam, warangal, orugallu, kakateeyulu, kakatiyulu, kakatiya, kakateeya, veyi sthabhala gudi, thousand pillar temple, mohan publications, free book, charitra, history, biography. Oct 09, 2015 gunasekhar and others invited rao to watch the film and he responded positively to the request, it said. Telangana culture study material, pdf, practice questions. Rani rudrama devi 12611289, or rudradeva maharaja, sometimes spelled rudramadevi, was one of the most prominent rulers of the.
Rudrama devi was born as rudramba to king ganapathideva. Telangana has ruled by kakatiya dynasty also in that period they ruled telangana very well in that time rani rudrama devi famous queen of telangana in kakatiya ruled time they made stones pillar poles in that time telangana capital warangal orugallu after kakatiya dynasty, muslim kings has come to rule telangana qutb shahi and asafjahi. Rani rudrama devi, daughter of ganpathideva, was also equally able ruler. Kakatiya kingdom rudramadevi world history education. The inclusion of a lesson in revised intermediate second year history text of book of telangana state on chandupatla inscription which says that kakatiya warrior queen rudramadevi 12611290ad died i. Telanganas chadupatla village inscription says she died on 27th november 1289 in a battle. Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history queen of kakatiya dynasty rudramadevi one of a few female rulers in indias history to inherit a throne from her father, rudramadevi was the sovereign of the kakatiya kingdom, in the modern state of andhra pradesh in southeastern india, between 1262 and 1289 ad. In spite of being an able ruler, the queen rudramadevi is referred to as a man. Khilla ghanpur, a town in south telangana near mahabubnagar and wanaparthy, also known as ganapuram, is named after him and the kakatiya king ganapati deva. Rani rudrama devithe great warriorruler of the kakatiyas. Rudrama devi gona ganna reddy story, gona ganna reddy story. The malkapuram inscription of vishveshvara shivacharya, the preceptor of kakatiya rulers ganapatideva and rudramadevi, also connects the kakatiyas to the solar dynasty suryava. Amongst them was also the th century warrior queen of kakatiya dynasty, rudrama devi. Marking the death anniversary of rudrama devi, the most prominent ruler of kakatiya dynasty, the vivekananda yuvajana mandali, chandupatla, has decided to unveil a bronze statue of the warrior queen a.
Rani rudrama devi was one of the most prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty on the deccan plateau, being one of the few ruling queens in indian history. Gona ganna reddy married his love of life annaambika,best friend of rudramadevi. One of the few scholars who has studied and attempted to sketch her life is cynthia talbot, professor of history at university of texas in her book, precolonial india in practice. It was the capital city of kakatiyas and musunuri kamma nayakas.
With orugallu present day warangal as their capital, kaktiyas empire included the present day state. Rudrama devi, also known as rudramadevi, reigned around 12621289 ce alternative dates. This was formerly under the rule of a king, and sin. Her father ganapatideva who is the founder of kakatiya dynasty. Venetian merchant and traveler marco polo who visited india during this period has written extensively about her rule. Khilla ghanpur has a fort and a lake known as ganapa samudram built during kakatiya dynasty rule. The story of rudramadevi, the queen who ruled as a king. Some sources mention that kakatiyas were working for the rashtrakutas until prataparudra i established the empire in mid to late 12th century ce. Aug 30, 2019 rani rudrama devi, or rudradeva maharaja, sometimes spelled rudramadevi or rudrama devi, was a monarch of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan plateau with capital at warangal of present day telangana from 1263 until her death. Rudrama devi maintained the designation that was bestowed on her. Her father ganapatideva who is the founder of the kakatiya dynasty. Rani rudrama devi 1259 to 1289 ad was one of the most prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty on the deccan plateau, being one of the few ruling queens in indian history.
Feb 05, 2017 rudrama devi is th century telugu queen of kakatiya dynasty of durjaya clan of kamma caste. She was one of the very few women to rule as monarchs in india and promoted a male image in order to do so. Rudhramadevi is a 2015 indian telugulanguage 3d biographical epic action film based on the life of rudrama devi, one of the prominent rulers of the kakatiya dynasty in the deccan, and one of the few ruling queens in indian history. Rudraba, daughter of ganapatideva, the emperor of the kakatiya dynasty, was officially designated a son through the ancient putrika ceremony and given the name rudradeva so that she could succeed. This queen did exist in history, much beloved of her subjects, though the flying. After his death, his elder daughter, rani rudrama devi, was coronated as the queen of kakatiya. The title of the book was rudramadevi, a historical novel written by. Telugu film mistakes fiction for history as it invokes. Gona ganna reddy 12621296 ce, son of gona budda reddy who contributed to the ranganatha ramayanam as dwipada kavyam in the telugu language and a soldier to one of the few ruling queens rani rudrama devi in indian history. When you leave maabar and go about 1,000 miles in a northerly direction you come to the kingdom of mutfili. Kakatiya zoological park also known as warangal vana vignana kendram or warangal zoo is a zoo situated in hanamkonda, warangal of telangana, india history. Rudramadevi tells the story and life of rani rudrama devi 12611289 of kakatiya dynasty. Rudramadevi history rani rudramadevi was born in 1262 ce. With enemies trying to invade the kingdom, the king of kakatiya ganapati devudu krishnam raju yearns.
The official believes the slab is one of the rare visual sources on. She was annointed as son according to putrika ceremony. Invoking regional pride and selfesteem of people through films is the new buzz word. But one exception to this norm was the ruler of kakatiya empire in andhra, rani rudrama devi. One of the few queens in indian history and a most prominent ruler of kakatiya dynasty was rani rudrama devi 12621295 a. With the establishment of kakatiya dynasty at warangal in the 11th century, andhra got one of its major dynasties to shape its history and civilization. But sadly, little is mentioned about her in indian history text books. A 400page kakatiya historical novel was written by adavi baapiraju in 1946. Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history queen of kakatiya dynasty rudrama devi one of a few female rulers in indias history to inherit a throne from her father, rudrama devi was the sovereign of the kakatiya kingdom, in the modern state of andhra pradesh in southeastern india, between 1262 and 1289 ad. Rani rudrama devi of kakatiya dynasty great history of. Rudrama devi rule is an example to show the difference between male and female rulers. The death of rudramadevi, the valiant queen of the kakatiya clan is one such instances in history around which an unravelled mystery is. She ruled at warangal, the capital of kakateeya dynasty that had sway over entire telangana presentday andhra pradesh state and most of the andhra provinces during th. She was the first and the only woman to rule over andhra.169 875 240 1589 398 1402 1067 1596 1264 1022 435 1562 459 1525 717 713 142 324 198 696 1032 303 190 62 567 819 233 110 97 741 701 1055 769 1459