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 3 - Tripurari Deva (A.d. 1271-1273)

Tripurari succeded Janniga on the Kayastha throne in A.D. 1271 After a brief reign for four years, he was succeeded by Ambadeva. In that reign, the Kayastha kingdom retained its usual limits, and Tripurari owed allegiance to the Kakatiyas.

His Kingdom

Tripurari’s earliest record is from Potlapadu dated 1151, a mistake for s 491 pramodi corresponding to A.D. 1269. His next record is from Tadigotla dated A.D. 1271. Prajotapatti. The inscription from Alavulapadu (Darsi Taluq) dated A.D. 1272 record Tripurantaka’s gifts for the increase of his life, health, wealth etc. Two records fof the year are at Tripurantakam and Jennavaram (Proddutur taluq). An undated inscription of Tripurantaka is at Potlapadu

His Political Relations

Tripurari is mentioned as Brahmarakshasa Gandapendara Tripurantakadeva Maharaja and Mahamandlesvara Tripurarideva Maharaja in his records. His loyalty to the Kakatiya throne is attested by his records. One of his epithets in his prasasti in the Alavulapadu inscription is kakatikulatilakarudra deva maharaja charanalinayugalasamaradhana i.e. worshipper of the lotus feet of Rudradeva maharaja i.e. Rudramadevi whose titles are enumerated in the record. The same title is repeated'in his Dotlapadu inscription. In some records he is mentioned as the director of the seventy-two offices and feudatory of Rudradeva:

Kamanadu, Mulikinadu, Pottapinadu, Gandikota etc. were Included in Tripurari’s kingdom. Tripurari had his capital, first at Nellore and then at Vallur. Besides the ordinary Kayastha titles, he bore the epithets—Samadhigatasakalarajyadhipatymahavibhava i.e. who has acquired the lordship of the whole kingdom and mururayajagadala and chalamarkuganda—the last two being definitely kakatiya titles. Pratapa Rudra claim to have defeated a Tripurari who rose in rebellion against him. But this Tripurari was the son of Ambadeva, and not his elder brother and the date of this success of Prataparudra—A.D. 1268. is too early for him.

Tripurari seem to have lost his life in fighting some enemy of his. For the Sanagapudi family has the title—Tripurari devuki talagonduganda and the Vipparla family bore in its prasasti the epithet. Allutripurari Manamardana. If the references are to Tripurari of the Kayasthas, some ancestors of theses families must have fought him The victories over Vijayagandagopala, Erava Manumilideva, Siddhayadeva Choda were wrongly attributed to Tripurari but were won some in Tanardana’s reign and others in Ambadeva’s reign.

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