Thursday, January 2, 2014

Karimnagar History

The city was named after Syed Karimuddin, who is thought to be its founder. The district lies approximately between the latitudes 17° 50' and 19° 05'N and longitudes 78° 29' and 80° 22'E.

Karimnagar district is bounded by Madhya Pradesh State in the east, Nizamabad district in the West, Warangal and Medak dist​ricts in the South and Adilabad district in the North directions.



700 BC - 300 BC : Assaka/Asmaka/Ashmaka (The 16 Mahajanapadas)

300 BC - 185 BC : Mauryan Empire

230 BC – 220 AD : Satavahanas ( Were vassals of Mauryan Empire)​

Kotilingala in Karimnagar district was the first capital of the Satavahana Kingdom.

220 AD - 250 AD :Ikshvaku Tribe

250 AD - 500 AD : Vakataka Dynasty

500 AD - 543 AD : Vishnukundins

543 AD - 753 AD : Badami Chalukyas


753 AD - 982 AD : Rashtrakuta Dynasty
750 AD to 973 AD : Vemulavada Chalukyas (vassals to Rashtrakuta Dynasty) ruled Karimnagar and Nizamabad.
968 AD to 982 AD: Kakatiyas ruled as vassals to Rashrakuta.

982 AD - 1158 AD : Western Chalukyas (Kalyani Chalukyas)
982 AD - 1158 : Kakatiyas, ruled as vassals to Kalyani Chalukyas and started ruling over a small territory comprising the southern portion of modern-day Warangal district, and parts of neighboring Karimnagar district with Anumakonda (Hanumakonda) as capital.

Polavasa chiefs were based immediately north of the Kakatiya territories. They ruled over most of Karimnagar district and the northern part of Warangal district from their capital at Polavasa, which is the modern-day Polas in Jagtial taluk. The Polavasa chiefs were subordinates of the Western Chalukyas, but revolted against their overlords during the early 12th century. However, they were eventually subdued by King Jagadekamalla II. 

1158 AD - 1323 AD : Kakatiya Dynasty

1323 AD - 1325 AD : Tughlaq Dynasty

1325 AD – 1350 AD : Musunuri Nayaks

1350 AD – 1518 AD : Bahmani Sultanate

1509 AD – 1529 AD : Vijayanagara Empire (Tuluva dynasty) - Krishna Deva Raya Rule

1518 AD – 1687 AD : Qutbshahis / Golconda Sultanate

1687 AD - 1724 AD : Mughal Empire 

1724 AD - 1948 AD : Asaf Jahis


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