Sarngadhara was the earliest known member of the dynasty. He is mentioned as Sanri Suravara which is evidently a mistake for Sarngadhara. None of his records are available. He is known from the e.p. grant of his grandson Sarngadhara II. Approximately, Sarngadhara or Sarngapani may be placed in the latter half of the 12th century so as his son was ruling in A.D. 1208. Sarngadhara was of Salankayana gotra. Probably he was rewarded with the principality of Addanki for his services to Rudradeva of the Kakatiyas in his wars.