Telangana History Pillalamarri Regharla Dynasty
Betireddy, second son of Kamachamoopathi had become the first king of Pillalamarri (Nalgonda dt.) kingdom. So, he was called as Pillalamarri Betireddy in inscriptions. He was a subordinate ruler under the Kakatiya Rudradeva. His wife was Erukasani, who issued the famous Pillalamarri inscription. Beti reddy, Nami reddy and a person called Gochabolla Naidu jointly donated land for a pond for bikkamale Swayambhunatha (lord) in 1135 A.D., and issued the ‘Somavaram inscription. While Betireddy was ruling the Pillalamarri king-dom with Amanagallu as his capital, Kakatiya Rudradeva appointed Cheraku Bollaya reddy as the high subordinate ruler of Jammulur region. The Machareddy inscription reveals that Beti reddy built the Agastheswara temple at Wadapally. His wife Erukasani built Erukeswara temple in 1130 A.D., after her name and issued an inscription about it, and also built a tank named Eruka samudra there.
Nami reddy, younger brother of Beti reddy, became the ruler of Pillalamarri kingdom after his brother’s death. Nami reddy issued 3 inscriptions at Pillalamarri and one at Nagulapadu. He built the Nameswara temple in Pillalamarri in 1124A.D. Nami reddy along with his cousin, son of Kamachamoopathi and ruler of Elakurty, Rudra reddy and Cheraku Bollaya reddy participated in the battles fought by Kakatiya Rudradeva in Coastal Andhra. Rudradeva won this war and cap-tured lands on both sides of river Krishna. After this victory, Gannala devi, wife of kakati Rudradeva, issued the ‘Draksharamam,’ inscription in 1168 A.D.
Malla reddy, son of Betireddy (brother of Nami reddy) became the ruler after Nami reddy. He was described as a skilled warrior and wrestler, who fought along with his father, in Pillalamarri inscription.
Loki reddy was the step brother of Malla reddy and son of the second wife Kamasani, of Betireddy- after he became the ruler, he built a pond with the name of Lokasamudra at Utoor village in 1137 A.D., and issued an inscription. After Kotireddy, the kingdom went to the sons of his uncle Nami reddy. Nami reddy’s wife was Aitambika. They had two sons- Katreddy and Kamireddy.
After Lokireddy, Katreddy came to rule. He built two Siva temples- with the names of Nameswara and Aiteswara temples after the names of his parents in Nagulapadu of Suryapet taluq. The name of Katreddy’s wife was Karasani. They had 3 sons- Namaya, Kamaya and Mallaya.
After Katreddy, his younger brother Kamireddy ascended the throne. He established Kameswaradeva idol (after his name) at Annavaram village in 1258 A.D. His wife was Kamasani and they had two sons- Ganapi reddy and Marreddy. After Kamireddy, his sons and sons of his brother Katreddy shared the kingdom. They all made donations in the names of their parents and issued inscriptions. But the rule of their dynasty ended with them, as they were not warriors like their fathers and grand fathers. They were contemporaries of Rudramadevi and Prataparudra. After the death of Prataparudra, their kingdoms were occupied by the Muslim rulers.
★ Who is the first king of Pillalamarri kingdom? • – Beti Reddy
★ Beti Reddy was a feudatory king of: – Kakati Rudra deva
★ The wife of Beti Reddy: – Erukasani
★ What is the capital of Beti Reddy? –Aamanagallu
★ Where did Beti Reddy constructed the Agastheswara temple? – Vadapally
★ Who came to the power after Beti Reddy for Pillalamarri kingdom: – Nami Reddy
★ In which year Nami * Reddy constructed Nameswara temple at Pillalamarri? –1124 A.D.
★ Who is the king of Pillalamarri after Nami Reddy? – Malla Reddy
★ Who constructed a tank called Loka samudram at Uturu village and issued an inscription in the year 1137 A.D.? – Loki Reddy
★ Who occupied the throne after Loki Reddy? – Kat Reddy
★ Who is the younger brother of Katreddy? – Kami Reddy
★ In which village Kami Reddy installed Kameswara God after his name in the year 1258 A.D. Annavaram
★ The sons of Katreddy: – Namaya, Kamaya and Mallaya
★ The sons of Kami Reddy: – Ganipi Reddy and Marreddy
1. Who is the first king for Pillalamarri king-dom?
1. Beti Reddy 2. Nami Reddy
3. Malla Reddy 4. Kami Reddy
2. The inscription which tells that Beti Reddy constructed a Agastheswara temple in the village Vadapally:
1. Nagulapadu inscription
2. Machcha Reddy inscription
3. Kamasani inscription
4. Pillalamarri inscription
3. In which year Erukasani, wife of Beti Reddy constructed Erukaswara temple?
1. 1120A.D. 2. 1125A.D. –
3. 1130 A.D. 4. 1135 A.D.
4. The sons of Katreddy?
1. Namaya 2. Kamaya
3. Mallaya 4. All the above
5. Who constructed a tank caUed Loka samudram ?
1. Loki Reddy 2. Katreddy
3. Nami Reddy 4. Beti Reddy
6. The temple or temples constructed by Katreddy at Nagulapadu in Suryapet taluq?
4. All the above
7. The wife of Nami Reddy?
1. Gannala devi 2. Aitambika
3. Kantaasani 4. Kamasani
8. In which year, Kami Reddy installed the God Kameswara at a village called Annavaram?
1. 1258A.D. 2. 1260A.D.
3. 1262 AD. 4. 1264 A.D.