Stone inscription belonging to Kakatiya dynasty found in Mahabubabad
Stone inscription belonging to Kakatiya dynasty found in Mahabubabad

 In a rare find, an Archaeology enthusiast found a stone inscription belonging to the Kakatiya dynasty at Rajarajeswara Swamy temple at Gudithanda village of Kothaguda mandal in Mahabubabad district.

Aravind Arya Pakide, who is a member of ‘Kotha Telangana Charitra Brundam’, found the inscription belonging to the period during the reign of the king ‘Raya Gaja Kesari’ Ganapati Deva on one of the pillars inside the temple about 10 days ago.

The inscription is in a mixed language including both Telugu and Sanskrit with lines 14 to 18 resembling the inscriptions of Palampet, Hanamkonda, Parkala, and Ghanpur while the Sanskrit shlokas maintain similarity to Pakhal inscription laid by king Ganapati Deva.

Inscribed during the reign of the Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva (1199-1262 AD), the inscription was deciphered by the convener, ‘Kotha Telangana Charitra Brundam’, Sriramoju Haragopal who said that it resembles the Gundala temple inscription.

The first side/part of the inscription says that the ‘Moola Virat’ (presiding deity) of this temple is Siva-Ramanatha and the other side/part states that two persons, namely Kachaboyadu and Mallaboyadu, who are learned to be the personal security guards of the presiding deity ‘Siva Ramanatha’, made offerings towards the ‘Aruvanamu’ (vessel storing milk) and ghee for lighting lamps.

As per the inscription, the temple was known as the Siva-Ramanatha temple in the earlier times.