Heritage City Tag to Rajamahendravaram?


Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) of Andhra Pradesh is looking to get the heritage city tag from the Central government. In this regard, the state Archaeological department has chalked out a plan. The state authorities are gathering proofs and looking for residue of Chalukya dynasty between the 10th and 11th centuries. To get the Heritage City tag soon, the state Archaeological is gearing up to submit concrete evidence. For getting a nod for the excavations process, state Archaeological will approach the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The state will receive funds if it manages to get the Heritage city tag from the central government. Rajamahendravaram was also known as Rajahmundry. It was the first capital of a number of Telugu Kingdoms.

Nonetheless, the actual name went through transformation. As per the details offered by Rajamahendravaram Municipal Corporation, the city received its name of Rajamahendravaram during the British rule. The city is situated on the left bank of the river Godavari. According to some legends, Eastern Chalukya ruler Rajaraja Narendra built the city in A.D. 1022. Behind the city’s rise to the zenith, Vijayaditya Ammaraja–II, his half-brother prince Danamava, Rajaraja Narendra played a crucial role. This continued till the middle of the Fifteenth Century when Reddy dynasty’s rule ended.

As per the details provided by East Godavari District Administration, Rajahmundry was used as Godavari District’s headquarters, during the British era. One could see modern day trade and commercial activities in Rajamahendravaram. There is a whole a lot of places where you will get to see historical, mythological, and religious traces.

Courtesy: Financial Express

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