Telangana History Cheraku Reddy Dynasty
Cherdku Reddy Dynasty
Cheraku Reddy dynasty was also famous among the subordinate/feudatory rulers of Kakatiyas. They ruled the Jammulur (Nalgonda) and Amarabad (Mahabubnagar) regions. They served as subordinates under Kakatiya Rudradeva, Mahadeva, Ganapatideva, Rudrama devi and Prataparudra periods. Their era started at around 1158 A.D., and ended in 1323 A.D. Th^ first capital of Cheraku Reddys was Jammulur. Devarakonda of Nalgonda dt., Cherakupalli village of Nakrekal taluq were their native places. Cheraku Bollayya Reddy built Keteswara, Koteswara, Mareswara and Suryadevara temples in Jalalpur (Jalalpur of Tirumalgiri mandal in Nalgonda dt. was their Jammulur). According to the Jalalpur inscription, Katasenani was the founder of Cheraku Reddy dynasty.
When Polavasa Medaraja and Kolanupaka Jagaddeva attacked the Kakatiya kingdom, Katasenani helped Betaraja-II of Kakatiya dynasty. In exchange for this, Betaraja presented him with 12 villages including Cherakupally. The dynasty that ruled this region was called as the Cheraku Reddys. Ketasenani was the eldest son of Katasenani. He had two wives. He had three sons with his first wife- Kata, Mara and Bolla. They also served the Kakatiya rulers and Rudradeva presented them with Gundiyapudi, Berapudi, Gothipally, Pusuvala and Torrur villages. The sons of the second wife of Keta senani helped Kakati Rudradeva in defeating the Kandur cholas and in exchange for this, he pre-sented them with Jammulur region and appointed them as his subordinates. Among the sons of Ketasenani, Bollaya was the most famous. He had became the ruler of Jammulur and helped Recharla Rudrasenani during his battles to save the Kakatiya kingdom. In exchange for this, Ganapatideva pre-sented him with Amarabad and velpur regions also. Bollaya’s descendants ruled these regions along with Jammulur. They issued 22 inscriptions there. They inform us about the structure of Telugu lan-guage at that period. They built temples at Kaluvakolanu, Jalalpur, Amarabad, Kurella, Udimalla and other places.
★In whose period, Cheraku Reddy kings ruled as feudatory kings? – Rudra deva, Mahadeva, Ganapati deva, Rudrama and Pratapa Rudra
★First residence of Cheraku Reddy dynastic peopie: – Cherakupalli, Nakrekal taluq (Nalgonda diet.)
★First capital of Cheraku Reddy dynasty: – Jammuluru
★The ruling period of Cheraku Reddy kings: -1158-1323 A.D.
★Why the name Cheraku Reddy came to them? – As they ruled Cheraku region
★Which inscription mentioned that Kata senani is the first man to Cheraku dynasty? – Jalalpuram inscription
★Who became famous among the sons of Kata senani? – Bollaya Reddy
★Who supported Recharla Rudra senani to protect the kakatiya kingdom when it is in crisis? Bollaya Reddy
★Ganapati deva gave which regions as feudatory kingdoms to Bollaya Reddy? – Amarabad and Velpur
★How many inscriptions were issued by Cheraku Reddy kings? –22
★Where did Cheraku Reddy kings constructed temples? – Jalalpur, Kaluvakolanu, Amarabad, Udimalla and Kurella
1. Which regions were ruled by Cheraku Reddy kings as feudatories of Kakatiyas?
1. Amarabad (Mahabubnagar)
2. Jammuluru (Nalgonda)
3. Veluru (Kumool)
4. All the above
2. The temples constructed by Cheraku Bollaya Reddy at Jalalpuram:
1. Keteswara temple 2. Koteswara temple
3. Mareswara temple 4. All the above
3. The capital of Cheraku Reddy kings:
1. Jammuluru 2. Cherakupalli
3. Devarakonda 4. Amarabad
4. The feudatory kingdoms given by Ganapati deva to Bollaya Reddy:
1. Amarabad 2. Velpuru
3. 1 & 2 4. Kurella
5. The ruling period of Cheraku Reddy kings:
1.1158 -1323 A.D. 2. 1175 – 1325 A.D.
3. 1225 – 1475 A.D. 4. 1215 – 1375 A.D.
6. In which places Cheraku Reddy kings con-structed temples?
1. Jalalpur, Kaluvakolanu
3. Udimalla, Kurella
4. All the above
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