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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Great Kamma Rulers - Vasireddy Dynasty

The first Vasireddy last name (surname) was available at Pittapuram East Godavari Dist. Sri Pothineedu ruled the area in 1413 AD and constructed temples of Vishnu, Sun, Visweswara, Gowri, and Kukkutaeswara after a century there is no history. The vasireddy family might have migrated to Krishna District Nandigama and later Guntur and adjacent districts. As per the available history Vasireddy malikharjunudu might have ruled capitol of "Vassile" from AD 1500 to 1527. Due to disputes in paying cess it leaded to war between Hyderjung (chief of the Army of KULI KUTUBUSHA).Hyderjung and Mallikharjunudu died in the war.

Mallikharjunudu might have suspected his death and asked his wife to get on her life with their male child. She said to her husband that if it is happens, she will commit for Sathi. After hearing the sad news she committed suicide giving her two years boy SADASIVA RAYALU with gold ornaments to servant maid Lakshmi saying to go to Nuthaki village in Guntur Dist. Sadasivarayalu was bought up to seven years by the servant maid in a temple. Zamindar Kodali Ramabupathi has taken care Sadasivarayalu and got him married with his daughter. It is presumed that SADASIVARAYULU is the main origin of VASIREDDY DYNASTY during AD 1525.

Rulers of the Vasireddy dynasty :
  1. VASIREDDY RAMANNA ( AD 1668-1686 )
  2. CHINA PADMANABHARAMANNA ( AD 1686-1712 )
  3. BUCHI RAGHAVAIAH ( AD 1712-1714 )
  4. CHANDRAMOULI ( AD 1714-1722 )
  5. PEDA NARASANNA ( AD 1722-1727 )
  6. PEDA SURANNA ( AD 1727-1738 )
  7. CHINA SURANNA ( AD 1738-1740 )
  8. CHINA NARSA BHUPATHI ( AD 1740-1758 )
  9. CHINA RAMALINGAM ( AD 1758-1760 )
  10. NAGANNA ( AD 1760-1763 )
  11. RAMANNA ( AD 1763-1783 )
  12. JAGGANNA ( AD 1763-1765 )
  13. VENKATADRI NAIDU ( AD 1783-1816 )

Among all the rulers Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu is famous and ruled 33 years. He borne on 27th April 1761 and his parents Sri Vasireddy Jagganna and Smt Achamma. He was assumed charge in 1783 at Chintapalli. Later he crossed Krishna river and made Amaravathi as his capitol till his death. He is a well named philanthropist he built so many temples, Amaravathi, Managalagiri, Chebrolu, Ponnuru, Vijayawada, Srisailam and other places.

  • Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu renovated temple lord Amereswara.
  • Amaravathi : This ancient temple dedicated to Shiva enshrines a 15 feet high white marble Shiva Lingam and is surrounded by massive walls with towers. Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu renovated This temple constitutes one of the five Pancharama Kshetrams in Andhra Pradesh.
  • Managalagiri : On the eastern gate of the lower temple there is a "Gali Gopuram" at Narasimha swamy temple of dizzy height built by Sri Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu. The "Gali Gopuram" has eleven storeys with openings facing east and west. It is a marvellous example of a solid awe-inspiring construction.
  • Chebrole : Rarest temples on the earth is Chathurmukha Brahma temple at Chebrole nearer to Guntur, and also a huge single stone carved Nandieswara is located adjacent to the temple.
  • Ponnuru : So many temples have been built one of them is Bhavanarayana swamy temple with Lord Garuda.
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