The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD)

by Yashoda Devi | 1933 | 138,355 words

This book recounts the History of the Andhra Pradesh Country from 1000 to 1500 A.D. including many dynasties (for example. the Reddis of Korukonda and the Eruva Chola of Rajahmundry)....

Part 8 - Manmachagiraju (A.D. 1268-1292)

No sons of Manmapota and Manma Ganapaya are heard of. Manmachagiraju who does not seem to belong to the mam branch of the Chagis, succeeded Pota and Darapa and exercised sway for some years.

His ancestry

Chagiraju’s grandfather was Pedda chagiraja, maternal uncle Peddaya, his father was Bhimaraja and mother Parvatidevi.None of these persons figure in other Chagi records. The earliest inscription of Manmachagi is from Munagalapalle dated A.D. 1268. An inscription from Bozwada of A.D. 1276 mentions Chagi Pota’s servant Alladadevraja. This Pota’s relationship to Manmachagi is not known. A.D. 1292—the earliest date for Rudrayachagi may be taken to be the last date for Chagi Hanma.

Hanmachagi and the Kakatiyas

The Chagis and the Kakatiyas did come into conflict with each other in this period. Of the initial year of Manma Chagi’s reign is a record at Gudimetta, the Chagi capital of Kakatiya Rudradeva maharaja, mentioning her general Patta Sahmi Dadi Gannamanayadu. Rudrama’s inscriptions are found in continuous order in Kistna district from A.D. 1268 till the end of her reign—A.D. 1291. For instance in A.D. 1290, Dadi Somayasahini and Peddaya Sahini, two generals of the Kakatiyas were donors to the same temple at Gudimetta. Thus Kakatiya influence, if not the occupation, as has been suggested by the epigraphist, which began with Gannama continued throughout Manmachagi’s reign.

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