Warangal History, India
Warangal is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is actually the part of disputed Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh and chances are that whenever Telangana region will become a separate state then Warangal will become part of this new state and will not remain part of Andhra Pradesh.
Telangana has experienced huge political battles as local leaders have always wanted Telangana region to become a separate state while central government never took interest in their requests. The battle to give Telangana region the status of a state is still on and it doesn’t looks like it will end up quick.
Warangal used to enjoy the status of capital city for the kingdom of Hindu Shaivite under the famous Kakatiya dynasty. Warangal enjoyed this status starting from 12th century and ending somewhere in 14th century. Orugallu is the old name of this city. Oru means one or single in local language while Kallu means stone in the local language.
In its early years, the complete city was said to have been carved from a single piece of rock and hence the name of Single Rock (Orugallu) was used for the city. Another name that was used for this city was Ekasila Nagaram.
The Kakatiya dynasty has left many historical monuments like the huge stone gateways, well designed forts, the Shiva temple famous by the name of Swayambhu, and the Ramappa Lake with the Ramappa temple which is located in the proximity of the lake. All these reflect the contribution of Warangal towards the rich history of India.
The very well famous traveler Marco Polo has also mentioned the richness of Warangal in his famous book ll Milione or the better known as ‘The travels of Marco Polo’.
Some famous rulers from the history of India have stayed in the city of Warangal. Some of those famous rulers are Prathapa Rudra, Ganapathi Deva, and Rani Rudramma Devi (Rani, a Hindi word, means queen in English).
Hyderabas officially became part of India by the year of 1948 and by 1956 the Telangana region was added the state of Andhra Pradesh. This made Warangal the part of Andhra Pradesh. The city hasn’t experienced heavy growth like other metropolis but its economical growth cannot be overlooked.
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