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 27 - Kumara Errama (A.D. 1437-1494)

Kumara Errama, the son of Nagendra chakravarti issued inscriptions from A.D. 1432. So perhaps he was the crown prince and joint ruler with his uncle Narasimha and succeeded him in A.D. 1437. His only inscription is from Panchadharala, dated A.D. 1432 mentioning his gifts to temples at Panchadharala, Peddapuram, Chalukyabhimavaram, Drak-sharama and Rajahmundry. Errama is mentioned as.Sarvalokasraya Erranda. From a record dated A.D. 1494 we know that his son by Singamamba was Singaraja mahapatra. In the absence of evidence to the contary the reign of Errama may be considered to have lasted till A-D, 1494 - for a period of fifty six years from 1437 A.D.

His Political Relations

Kumara Errama bore the epithets—Karavala bhairava, Somakulesvara, Sarvalokasraya and Vishnu vardhana. His. contemporary emperors in Kalinga were Kapilesvara and Purushottam of the Gajapatis. Kapilesvara was a minister and general under Bhanudeva IV, usurped the throne in A.D. 1434 and founded the Suryavamsi dynasty. He subdued all the turbulant subordinates and rebels and brought the whole of Kalinga under his control. Kapilesvara successfully extended the kingdom into Telingana subduing the Reddis, the kings of Vijayanagar and the Bahmany Sultans. His son and successor Purushottama followed his father’s policy of conquest and extension and advanced as far as Kanchi in the south. No doubt Chalukya Errama owed allegiance to the Gajapatis, though he did not acknowledge it in his records.

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