Nambaya or Nambiraja is the first wellknown ruler among the Parichchedis. In records, he is mentioned next to Pandaya though the relationship between Panda and Nambaya is yet to be ascertained. Probably Panda and Namba were related to each other as father and son. Nambaya is mentioned as Desoti mahasamanta Nambaya of the Omgerumarga in the record from Valiveru dated A.D. 10413, of his son Mandalika Ganda. Nambaya was thus a desati, (general) probably in the service of the Chalukyas of Vengi, and was rewarded with the title mahasrmanta and lordshis over Omgerumarga, by them for his service in their wars.