Some Interesting & Lesser Known Facts About Orugallu AKA Warangal

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Warangal…..Telangana lo oka district aina ee place ki history lo separate importance undi. Vipalavakarulu, Telangana Sayudha poratam nundi Kakataiyula Vaibhavam ila cheppukunte pothe Warangal gurinchi chala visheshalu, vishayalu unnayi.

Mari mana orugallu gurinchi meeku teliyanavi…telisanavi anni maro saro chuseddam padandi.

1. ‘Warangal’ name comes from ….?

During Kakatiyas Rule Warangal is referred to as ‘Eka Silanagaram’, ‘Omatikunda’ and ‘Orugallu’ which means single stone granite present in Warangal Fort.

1 Warangal2. Warangal is also named Sultanpur ?

After Delhi Sultanate defeated Kakatiya Dynasty in 1323, Warangal name was changed to Sultanpur and ruled by Delhi sultanates for a while

2 Warangal3. Warangal is part of Hyderabad Princely State then

Warangal became part of Bahmani sultanate of Golkonda. Later, it was annexed in Moghal empire in 1687 and it became a part of Hyderabad state in 1724.

3 Warangal4. Place for World Heritage sites like Warangal Fort & Thousand Pillar Temple

Kakatiyas built the Warangal Fort in late 12th century with four ornamental gates called (Kakatiya Kala Thoranam) at four sides. Now this Kaktiya Thoranam is used as the ‘Emblem of Telangana’ after telugu states bifurcation.

“Warangal Fort is recognised by UNESCO and marked it as World heritage site on 10/09/2010”

4 Warangal5. Importance of Thousand Pillar Temple

The temple was believed to be constructed after order by Rudra Deva of the Kakatiya Dynasty in between 1175–1324 CE and recognised by UNESCO and marked it as a World heritage site for unique pillars and architectural skills by the ancient Kakatiya Vishwakarma Sthapathis. Temple connects three shrines of Shiva, Vishnu and Surya with Nandi built carving in front of the temple.

5 Warangal6. Telugu language inscriptions started here at Warangal.

It was under the rule of Prataparudra I of the Kakatiya Dynasty that the usage of Telugu language in inscriptions began instead of Kannada began.

6 Warangal7. Man made Pakhal Lake

Under the rule of Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva, a lake was built in Warangal around 1213 A.D and named as Pakhal Lake.

7 Warangal8. Place for legendary icons and prominent personalities

Warangal gave great poet Bammera Pothana, Pendyala Varavara Rao, Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu, Chukka Ramaiah, Kaloji Narayana Rao and Ex Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao to cinema people like lyricist Chandra Bose, directors Sureneder Reddy, Sandeep Reddy Vanga and late Chakri garu hails from this land.

8 Warangal9. Warangal has one of the oldest university

Kakatiya University is one of the oldest universities in Telugu states. Not only in Telugu states but Kakatiya University is one of the oldest universities in the country with 471 colleges affiliated with it.

9 Warangal10. First Twin Cities of Telugu States

Warangal and Hanmakonda both are capital cities during Kakatiya Rule and first twin cities of telugu land.

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