Category Archives: Andhra Pradesh

Kanneganti and Uyyalavada

One was from a small village in Guntur’s Palnadu region, led the Pullari Satyagraha there, inspired by the Gandhian methods. Another was the last of the Polygar leaders in Kurnool district, who led a violent guerilla uprising against the British, … Continue reading

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Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka – The History of Telugu Saffron Warriors

Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, the eminent freedom fighter, once said “Oh Motherland, sacrifice for you is like life. Living without you is death.’ Hundreds of year before Savarkar was born, a Kakatiya-era chieftain named Musunuri Prolaya Nayaka took the message to … Continue reading

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Shiva Temples in Telugu States.

What does one say of a language and a region, that takes it’s name from a belief that Shiva descended on three mountains there? The ancient name of the Telugu states is Trilinga Desa,  meaning the “Land of the 3 … Continue reading

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And Quiet Flows the Krishna…

When one speaks of the Telugu states,  the Krishna and Godavari are more to us than just mere rivers. In my previous post on the Godavari Pushkaralu, I had explained the significance of the river, to the Telugu people.  Last … Continue reading

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Alluri Sitarama Raju

One of the more ignored aspects of the Indian freedom struggle has been the various tribal revolts that broke out against the British rule. Tribals were prohibited from cutting trees for firewood, their traditional Podu cultivation was banned, and they … Continue reading

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And Quite Flows the Godavari… Rajahmundry

This article has been originally published here at Quora Godavari.. RajahmundryI am reproducing the same. “Vedamlaa ghoshinche godaavari amara dhamanlaa sobhille raajamahendri” The lines from a well-known Telugu song mean “The Godavari that roars with the sound of the Vedas, … Continue reading

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And Quite Flows the Godavari….

The Godavari pushkaralu, is a festival celebrated every 12 years( hence the name Pushkaram)  usually in the month of July-August, which is equivalent to the Kumbh Mela in it’s scope, organization and the rush of pilgrims. Keeping this in mind, … Continue reading

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Kandukuri Veeresalingam Pantulu

“Dhittamaina silpalu, devalalu, Kattukadhala, chitrangi kanaka medalu. Kottukoni poyi vunna koti lingalu, Veeresalingam okadu migilenu chaalu” (Magnificent sculptures and temples, Golden Roofs of the story teller Chitrangi, Crore Shiva lingas washed away, Veeeresalingam left alone is enough). So go the … Continue reading

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Amaravati- The New Capital of Andhra Pradesh

When it comes to the history of Telugu people and their culture, Guntur always has a special significance. The Telugu script that is commonly in use traces back to a small village here called Bhattiprolu, located in the Krishna delta … Continue reading

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Vontimitta Kodanda Rama Swamy Temple

Kadapa, a place normally associated with faction fights, bombs and violence. Thanks to countless Telugu films, Kadapa has come to mean, fierce looking, scowling factionists, who hurl bombs, kill people without batting an eyelid and eat red hot chillies for … Continue reading

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