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Kakatiya rulers


An ancient temple’s transition over years of neglect

      WHY IN NEWS:

Kakati Devi temple built by Kakatiya ruler Ganapati Deva in Dharanikota converted into an abode of local Goddess ‘Balusulamma’



Due to ravages of time and for no upkeep, the presiding deity got damaged.

21st Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

The original Kakatiya shrine at Dharanikota in Telangana.

  • A temple constructed by emperor Ganapati Deva, a mighty ruler of Kakatiya dynasty in Dharanikota near Amaravathi.
  • It has been converted into an abode of local goddess Balusulamma (Goddess Durga).
  • Unfortunately, neither the shrines sanctified by her ardent royal devotees nor her venerated images have so far been brought to light.


  • The 12th and the 13th centuries saw the emergence of the Kakatiyas.
  • They were at first the feudatories of the Western Chalukyas ruling over a small territory near Warangal.
  • The dynasty saw powerful leaders like Ganapathi Deva and Rudramadevi.

Prataparudra I, also known as Kakatiya Rudradeva, was the son of the Kakatiya leader Prola II.

  • It was under his rule that the Kakatiyas declared sovereignty. He ruled the kingdom till 1195 A.D.
  • It was under the rule of Prataparudra I that usage of Telugu language in inscriptions began.
  • Before the establishment of Orugallu/Warangal as the capital, Hanamakonda was the first capital of the Kakatiyas.

The great Italian traveller Marco Polo visited the Kakatiya Kingdom sometime during Rudramadevi’s tenure.

  • The ruler of the Kakatiya Dynasty and made note of her administrative style; admiring her extensively.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • The iconic Kakatiya Thoranam was built by Rudramadevi’s father in the 12th Century.

This ornate arch is said to have many similarities with the gateways at the Sanchi Stupa and is also the emblem of Telangana.

  • The scenic Pakhal lake in Warangal was built by Ganapathi Deva.
  • The 1000 pillar temple in Warangal was built during the Kakatiya Rule and is another example to the exquisite Kakatiya Architecture.
     SOURCES: THE HINDU | 21st Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

Chendamangalam Saree


Care 4 Chendamangalam

      WHY IN NEWS:

Chendamangalam works with weavers in Kerala, brings the eponymous GI-tagged sari for a fund-raiser exhibition to Bengaluru.



Chendamangalam is a small town near Ernakulam that stands at the crossroads of three rivers.


  • The town was part of the ancient port complex of Muziris and known for its fine cotton spun here by the Devanga Chettiars.

The community of weavers is originally from Karnataka

  • The GI-tagged Chendamangalam saree is recognisable by its puliyilakara border, a thin black line that runs abreast with the sari’s selvedge.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • It is widely believed that weaving in Chedamangalam was introduced by the Paliam family.
  • They are locally called as the Paliath Achans.
  • The family was hereditary to the prime minister post to the Maharaja of Cochin, having been associated with Chendamangalam from the 16th century onwards.
     SOURCES: THE HINDU | 21st Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB)


Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).

      WHY IN NEWS:

Election Commission of India has completed one year of Chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB).

SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3 : Miscellaneous


It is the largest association of Election Management Bodies (EMBs) worldwide.


  • A-WEB was established on October 14, 2013 in Song-do, South Korea.
  • Permanent secretariat is located at Seoul.

It aims to foster efficiency and effectiveness in conducting free, fair, transparent and participative elections worldwide.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

The organisation has 115 EMBs as Members & 16 Regional Associations/Organisations as Associate Members.

     SOURCES: PIB |21st Sep Current Affairs News Analysis

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