Thursday, January 2, 2014

Medak History

Medak District is located in the state of Telangana. The originalname of Medak district is Siddapuram then the town name was later changed as Gulshanabad and then Medak but with passage of time, the prefix Siddapur lost its glory and with popular usage the district came to be known as Medak.  


Traces of Neolithic and Megalithic culture was found at Edithanur and Wargal village hillocks in the district. Rock paintings were found at Edithanur boulders and Hastallapur rocks.


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)​
The excavations at Kondapur, located 15 km from Sangareddy and 60 km from Medak, have brought to light the remains of Satavahana dynasty and a few Buddhist structures. 

The Kondapur Museum is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. The Kondapur Museum contains about 8,100 antiquities at present. It houses the coins of the Satavahana kings which led some scholars to come to the conclusion that Kondapur was one of the thirty walled towns of the Satavahanas. There are the remains of Chaityas and Stupas indicating that Kondapur was once a great Buddhist center. Other things which were excavated and are on display include gold coin of the Roman Emperor Augustus (37 BC -14 AD), a few silver coins, bead pieces of terra cotta bangles, shell, ivory, copper and glass embossed with designs.
220 AD - 250 AD :Ikshvaku Tribe (Nalgonda, Khammam)

250 AD - 500 AD : Vakataka Dynasty

500 AD - 543 AD : Kadamba Dynasty (West of Mahboobnagar, Ranga Reddy, Medak)

543 AD - 753 AD : Badami Chalukyas

753 AD - 982 AD : Rashtrakuta Dynasty
750 AD to 982 AD: Kakatiyas ruled as vassals to Rashrakuta.

982 AD - 1158 AD : Western Chalukyas (Kalyani Chalukyas)

Seuna (Yadava) Dynasty

1158 AD - 1323 AD : Kakatiya Dynasty

1323 AD - 1336 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

Sep 17, 1948 - Oct 31, 1956 : Hyderabad State, India.
25th December 1924 :  Medak Cathedral was constructed by Reverend Charles Walker Posnett to feed the poor during famine. From 1914 to 1924 the farmers toiled to erect the church and Thomas Edward Harding, the architect, left no stone unturned in building the cathedral.

1 November, 1956  - 1 June, 2014 Andhra Pradesh State, India 

2 June, 2014 : Telangana


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