Thursday, June 9, 2011

Why cant Telugu be common man language

WE have to learn from this NEWS for teaching TELUGU,and implement,

The first course will be on how to write simple sentences, but I could teach
much more advanced courses. Then we could have a steady stream of students
reading the philosophy, culture of India in the original form.

What do you think of the quality of local students?

It's very discouraging. At the JNU, we used to get 180,000 applicants for a
mere 30 seats in our MCA (Masters in Computer Applications) program. We used
to get the best brains in the country; they were ahead of their teachers. It
was a real pleasure to teach them.

Are people in India taking interest in Sanskrit?

I believe so. Jewish scholars have helped revive Hebrew, which was almost
dying, so why not Sanskrit in which we have all our original texts? Our
tutor is a little lamp for Sanskrit and its aim is to provide a leisurely
introduction to the language.

Chinese learn Bhagavatgita in Canada

If you want to enjoy the Indian culture, if you want to enjoy the Bhagavad
Gita then you must know Sanskrit. You should be able to read the original
scripture, original texts and documents to enjoy them. Today I am in a happy
position to read the Gita and Ramayana [
It gives me so much pleasure; I thought this should be communicated.
What are the results of your efforts to teach Sanskrit through the
Over 12,000 people have downloaded Sanskrita-Pradipika. I get calls all the
time from people across the world who would like to learn Sanskrit on the
IF  a Chinese student, Maureen Chiang, who has been learning from me for
over two years. She can now recite shlokas beautifully. Twice a week, we
connect on Skype and spend three hours on it. I have students from Germany 
two students from India, all learning Sanskrit on the Internet.
Toronto University used to have Sanskrit classes, but they were
discontinued. Do you believe there will be interest in the classes now?
I believe there will be interest, as I make Sanskrit so much easier and fun
for students; the tutorial is user friendly. We have gone to a couple of
Hindu temples here and sought help from the priests to make announcements
about the classes.
WE have to learn from this NEWS for teaching TELUGU,and implement,

SanskritaPradipika in e-tutorial

WE have to learn from this NEWS for teaching TELUGU,and implement,

SanskritaPradipika in e-tutorial. The idea was to make Sanskrit easier
for even people who don't know an alphabet of the Devanagari script. One of
my JNU students, Jayant Shekhar, who is now an associate professor, computer
science, at Vivekananda University, Meerut, helped me write the tutorial. It
took us almost four years, 12 hours a day without a break, to write the
program. But it doesn't have the pronunciation.

I thought we could use the principles of Sanskrit grammar to devise a new
computer programming language, but that initiative didn't proceed the way I
had hoped it would. Since we had learnt so much of Sanskrit, we thought why
not write a tutorial to teach it.

Sanskrit lessons given in TORONTO

Dr Sudhir Kaicker, former professor, computer science, in the Jawaharlal
Nehru came to Toronto's Sheridan College to continue teaching the same subject.
But the move made his dream come true. The Sheridan College has agreed to
introduce a Sanskrit course from September 14. Kaicker, who had developed an
e-tutorial for the language, has been asked to take the classes.
It's a dream come true. We are starting a basic course from September 14
that will introduce the Devanagari alphabet and script as well as the
formation of simple sentences. Depending on audience interest, advanced
courses will be introduced.
We have one campus in Oakville and one in Brampton. I teach in both, but the
Sanskrit courses will be in Brampton, where the South Asian community is

Telugu Aksharam na Pranam

అక్షరం నా ప్రాణం
అక్షరం నా ఆహారం
అక్షరం నా ఆహార్యం
అక్షరం నా అణువణువున నిండిన
తీయని మకరందం
అక్షరం నా చక్షువులకు
ఆనందం కలిగించే సుందర స్వప్నం
అక్షరం నా మస్తిష్కాన్ని
మథించే ఆలోచనా పథం
అక్షరం నన్ను ఆదుకునే
జగన్నాథ రథం
అక్షరం నాకు శక్తినిచ్చే


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Perini Kakatiya Dance

Perini Shivatandavam or Perini Thandavam is an ancient dance form from South India which has been revived in recent times. It originated and prospered in Andhra Pradesh during the Kakatiya dynasty.Perini is performed by males and it is believed that in ancient times this was performed before the soldiers set to war. Nataraja Ramakrishna was the person who revived this art form recently.
The Perini Thandavam is a dance form usually performed by males. It is called 'Dance of Warriors'. Warriors before leaving to the battlefield enact this dance before the idol of Lord Shiva. The dance form, Perini, reached its pinnacle during the rule of the 'Kakatiyas' who established their dynasty at Warangal and ruled for almost two centuries.
The Perini Thandavam, Andhra Pradesh It is believed that this dance form invokes 'Prerana' (inspiration) and is dedicated to supreme dancer, Lord Shiva. One can find evidence of this dance in the sculptures of the Ramappa Temple at Warangal.
Perini is a vigorous dance done to the resounding beats of drums. Dancers drive themselves to a state of mental abstraction where they feel the power of Shiva in their body. While dancing they invoke Shiva to come into him and dance through him. The Perini Thandavam is indeed believed to be the most invigorating and intoxicating male dance form.
Perini dance form almost disappeared after the decline of the Kakatiya dynasty but Dr. Nataraja Ramakrishna father of Andhra Natyam brought renaissance in Perini dance, which was on verge of extinction.

నటరాజ రామకృష్ణ విరచిత నర్తనబాల చదవండి

నటరాజ రామకృష్ణ విరచిత నర్తనబాల చదవండి ఇక్కడ

నటరాజ రామకృష్ణ ను ఆలస్యంగా నైనా సంగీత,నాటక అకాడమీ ఫెలోషిప్  చిరుకానుక.

Condolences to Nataraja Ramakrishna

Nataraja RamaKrishna,Condolence message
We can never forget the Great Personolity who in Telugu Dance,Inventor of Perini Dance,His research and re invented Perini dance form.

Nataraja Ramakrishna (31 March 1923 - 7 June 2011) was a dance guru from Andhra Pradesh, India. He was the chairman of Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Nataka Academy, a dance artist, guru, scholar, and musicologist who propagated classical dance in Andhra Pradesh for 60 years.
He was the architect of the revival of the Andhra Natyam dance form, a devotional temple dance tradition performed in Andhra Pradesh for over 400 years until virtually extinct.
Over his long career he trained many dancers and wrote and choreographed highly acclaimed dance dramas. As a research scholar sponsored by the Government of India, he worked in the then USSR (Russia) and France to propagate Indian dance art, making a comparative study of Indian and western Classical and folk dances.
He wrote more than 40 books, many of them highly awarded, and his contribution to the art of dance is widely recognized. With his innumerable performances, lecture demonstrations and through his extensive travels he created an awareness not only of Kuchipudi dance, but also revived the lost and forgotten dance forms of Andhra Pradesh

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

TRILINGA desham,Telaingulu

"తలైంగు" జాతి వారి భాష కాబట్టి తెలుంగు అని కొందరి అభిప్రాయం. "తలైంగు" అంటే తల స్థానాన్ని ఆక్రమించినవారు అనగా నాయకులు అని అర్థం.

"తెలుంగు" అంటే తెల్లగా, స్పష్టంగా ఉండే భాష అని మరో భావన ఉంది. "తెన్ను" అంటే దారి కాబట్టి తెనుంగు అంటే దారిలో ఉండే వారి భాష; దారి అంటే ఆర్యులు దక్షిణాపథం అని వ్యవహరించే ప్రాంతం.

"తెన్" నుంచి తెనుగు వచ్చిందని కొందరి అభిప్రాయం. "తెన్" అంటే దక్షిణ దిక్కు. దక్షిణ ప్రాంతానికి చెందిన భాష కాబట్టి "తెనుగు" అయ్యిందని ఎక్కువమంది అంగీకరిస్తున్నారు.

ఐతే "త్రినగ" నుంచి తెనుగు ఏర్పడిందని మరికొందరంటారు. శ్రీకాళహస్తి, శ్రీశైలం, మహేంద్రగిరి అనే మూదు కొండలు గల ప్రదేశంగా "త్రినగ" శబ్దం ఏర్పడిందంటారు.

మరికొందరు మన ప్రాంతనికి పూర్వం త్రిలింగ దేశం అనే పేరుండేదనీ, శ్రీశైలం, శ్రీకాళహస్తి, దక్షారామం అనే మూడు పుణ్య క్షేత్రాల్లో గల మూడు శివ లింగాల ఆధారంగా త్రిలింగ-తి అలింగ-తెలింగ, తెలుగు అయ్యిందని చెబుతారు. 

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తెలుగు భాష ఎలా పుట్టింది?

సంస్కృత త్రిలింగ శబ్దభవమైన ప్రాక్రుత తిరిలింగ నుండి లేదా సంస్కృత త్రికళింగ శబ్దభవమైన తి అలింగ (ప్రాక్రుతం) పదం నుండిగానీ లేదా రెండు విధాలుగానూ వచ్చి ఏకరూపతనొందడంవలన కాని "తెలుగు" శబ్దం ఏర్పడి ఉండవచ్చని సొమయాజి గారు తెలిపారు. "తెలుగు" దిగ్వాచి అని వీరు నిరూపించారు. తెలుగు శబ్దమునుండి తెనుగు శబ్దంగాని, తెనుగు శబ్దం నుంది తెలుగు శబ్దం గానీ ఏర్పడి ఉండవచ్చని భాషా వికాసకర్తలు తెలిపారు.
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Vedic Mantras

వేదమంత్రాల పరిస్థితి కూడ ఇటువంటిదే అయివుంటుంది. మన పురాతన గ్రంధాలని కూలంకషంగా అర్థం చేసుకోవాలంటే భాష, వ్యాకరణం అర్థమైనంత మాత్రాన సరిపోదు. వారు కాచివడపోసిన సూత్రాలలోని గూఢార్థాలు కూడ అర్థం అవాలి. ఇలా గూఢభాషలో, లేదా సంక్షిప్తలిపిలో, రాయడం కంఠోపాఠం చెయ్యడానికి అనుకూలిస్తుందనే చేసేరు కాని విద్యని నలుగురికీ పంచిపెడితే “ఇంటలెక్య్టువల్‌ ప్రోపెర్టీ”కి నష్టం వస్తుందని కాదు. ఇలా “ఇంటలెక్య్టువల్‌ ప్రోపెర్టీ” వంటి ఊహలు ఎవ్వరి పుర్రెలోనైనా పుడితే వాళ్ళని నిరుత్సాహపరచడానికో ఏమో “తనకి వచ్చిన విద్యని శిష్యులకి బోధించకపోతే గురువు బ్రహ్మరాక్షసుడు అవుతాడు” అని ఒక లోకప్రవాదం కూడ లేవదీశారు.

Palmleafs as books,

తరువాత తాటేకు మీద ఘంటంతో వ్రాయడం నేర్చుకున్నారు. తాళపత్రగ్రంధాలతో “ఇంటింటా ఒక స్వంత గ్రంధాలయం” నిర్మించడానికి అవకాశాలు తక్కువ. కనుక కంఠస్థం చెయ్యడం అనేది మన విద్యావిధానంలో ఒక ముఖ్యాంశం అయిపోయింది.
వచనాన్ని కంఠస్థం చెయ్యడం కంటె పద్యాన్ని కంఠస్థం చెయ్యడం తేలిక. అందుకనే ఆర్యభట్టు, భాస్కరాచార్యులు మొదలైన వారంతా గణితాన్ని కూడ శ్లోకాలలోనే రాసేరు. పద్యంలో బిగుతు వుండాలి. పైగా విశాలమైన భావాన్ని క్లుప్తంగా పద్యపాదంలో ఇరికించాలి. అందుకని మనవాళ్ళు ఒక సంక్షిప్త లిపి (”కోడ్‌”)ని తయారుచేసుకున్నారు. గణితశాస్త్రంలోని సునిశితమైన విషయాలని ఆ సంక్షిప్తలిపి లోనికి మార్చి, వాటిని ఛందస్సుకి సరిపడా పద్యపాదాలలో ఇరికించేసరికి వాటిలోని గూఢార్థం మన బోంట్లకి అందుబాటులో లేకుండాపోయింది. అంతేకాని ఎవ్వరికీ తెలియకుండా విద్యని, విజ్ఞానాన్ని రహస్యంగా దాచాలనే బుద్ధి మన సంస్కృతిలో లేదు

Living Maths books vedic students

అంకెలు , సంఖ్యలు అర్థ గర్భితమైన శ్లోకాలు 

పెద్ద పెద్ద సంఖ్యలంటే మనవాళ్ళకి బొత్తిగా భయం లేదని గతంలో ఒకసారి చెప్పేను. పెద్ద పెద్ద సంఖ్యలని కుదించి చిన్న చిన్న మాటలలో చెప్పడంలో మన పూర్వీకులు దిట్టలు. సంఖ్యలని చిన్న చిన్న మాటలలో కుదించి చెప్పవలసిన అవసరం ఎందుకొచ్చిందో ముందు చెబుతాను.

కాగితాలు, ముద్రణాయంత్రాలు లేని అనాది కాలంలో మన సంస్కృతిని విజ్ఞానసంపదని తరతరాల పాటు కాపాడి మన పూర్వులు మనకి అందించేరు. మరే టెక్నాలజీ లేని రోజులలో విజ్ఞానాన్ని కంఠతా పట్టడం ఒక్కటే వారికి తెలిసిన మార్గం.మన వర్ణాశ్రమ ధర్మంలో ఈ కంఠతా పట్టే పనిని బ్రాహ్మణులకి అప్పగించేరు. కొంతమంది బ్రాహ్మణ బాలురు జీవితాంతం చెయ్యవలసిన పని ఇదే. వాళ్ళని “లివింగ్‌ రికార్డర్లు” అనో, సజీవ గ్రంథాలయాలు అనో అన్నా అతిశయోక్తి కానేరదు. వాళ్ళు కంఠస్థం చేసే శ్లోకాలు వాళ్లకి అర్థం అయితే మరీ మంచిది, కాని అర్థం కానక్కర లేదు. స్వరం తప్పకుండా, శబ్దదోషం లేకుండా కంఠతా పట్టడం, ఆ  తర్వాత అదే విషయం కొడుకులకో, శిష్యులకో నేర్పడం. వీళ్ళు ఇలా శ్లోకాలు వల్లెవేస్తూ కూర్చుంటే కడుపు నిండేదెలా? అందుకని ఈ “ఓరల్‌ ట్రెడిషన్‌”ని రక్షించడం కొరకు రాజులు బ్రాహ్మణులని పోషించడం మొదలుపెట్టేరు. ఇలా కొన్ని శతాబ్దాల పాటు జరిగింది.

Monday, June 6, 2011





Similarities between the Telugu culture and the Bene Ephraim culture regarding the festivals 
observed by both groups. For example the Telugu people observe Ugadi as their New Year. On the same day the Beke Epraim 
Community members observe their HGaggadah. Both these people follow the lunar calendar and eat the bitter herbs on that day. Both people call their father as Abba and mother as Amma in their languages. The author discovered about 200 Hebrew words in the Telugu language. The author further says that the Telugu language is as old as the Hebrew language and these two languages are even older than the Sanskrit language
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DNA reports say Telugu families are JEWS

A research scholar  has endorsed the claims of a group of people OF TELUGU REGION who say they are of Jewish ancestry. The scholar,had visited the community in the tiny village , 
 an expert in Jewish studies, some years ago.

The two took DNA samples from the community also studied their social practices and took note of the fact that they observed the Sabbath regularly. the leader of the community, said he had recently received a communication from endorsing the sect's claim that they belong to the Ephraim tribe. There are about 150 families in the community.

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Ancient Andhra tribe,prachina telugu bhasha,satavahana,bhuddhist kings,iksvaku,nagarjuna,bhuddha,andhra 
pradesh,bhuddism,sonia gandhi,srikrishnadevaraya,TANA,damodhar rao musham,

Buddha worshiped as form of Vishnu in Amaravati

The Sātavāhanas ruled a large and powerful empire that withstood the onslaughts from Central Asia. Aside from their military power, their commercialism and naval activity is evidenced by establishment of Indian colonies in southeast Asia

It is believed that they were originally Brahmins, practicing Hindu religion (as per Sthala Purana of Amaravathi. Some rulers like Maharaja Satakarni are believed to have performed Vedic sacrifices as well.
They were not only worshipers of Vishnu and Shiva but also respected Buddha, but also other incarnations of, Gauri, Indra, the sun and moon.They were mostly Buddhistic Vaishnavites. Under their reign, 
Buddha had been worshiped as a form of Vishnu in Amaravati

ACHCHAMAMBA, Bhanddru Little known poet of 1901AD

ACHCHAMAMBA, Bhanddru.[ Bandaru]Lives of noble Women Historical Indian Females.
By Mrs. B. Atchamamba.  pp.355; 7 plates. Madras, 1901..
Second book, Guyudu. Satkathamanjari. [Mythological tales in verse] . . . By G. Atchamamba,
with a preface by G. Vasudeva Sastri.. Cocanad a, 1907.
Third book Sree Syamantakamani. A Telugu drama by G. Atchamamba [on the legend of the jewel
obtained by Krishna and given by him to Satrajit in return for the hand of the latter's daughter Satya-bhama (Bhagavata Purana. x. 56-7)], with an introduction by G. Vasudevasastri.  Cocanada, 1906.
  We get this fragment of info any scholar can give enlighten with more information

Author at Kotilingala few years back

Forgotten Poets Kumara-sambhavamu by Nanne Choda-deva

Naturally Nannaya was not the first finished poet in Andhra speech. But until recently no earlier 
poems seem to have been generally known to exist. In 1909, however, M. Rfima-krishria Kavi has published 
as no. 2 of the " Forgotten Poets " Series a Kumara-sambhavamu purporting to be by Nanne Choda-deva 
Tehkanaditya, son of Choda-balli, king of Oravfiru (Trichinopoly) ; and the editor on his English title-page 
gives the year of his death as A.D. 940, while in his preface he states that he fell in battle against the 
Western Chalukyas in Saka 940.


Nannaya's successors have left numerous works behind them. Among the poets
of the earlier period (circa 1000-1450 a.d.) whose poems are catalogued in the following
pages are Tikkana, Erra Pregada, Rauga-nathudu, Bhaskarudu, Ketana, and indeed nearly
all the most brilliant writers who have survived. An Augustan age may be said to begin
in the middle of the 15th century, under the patronage of Krishna-deva Raya of Vijaya-
nagar. From that date the number of poets and writers on various subjects began to
increase, and is still increasing, with notable rapidity.LinguisHc Survey of India, vol. iv., p. 577.

Nannayya Mahabaratam

The extant major Telugu literature may be said to begin with Nannaya Bhattu,f a Vaidika 
brahman of the Mudgala-gotra, who was a poet at the court of the Chalukya Raja-narendra or Vishnu- vardhana, son of Vimaladitya. Raja-narendra was king of the Vengi-nadu, the old Telugu country,! and reigned in Rajahmundry. Under his patronage, early in the eleventh century, Nannaya, with the aid of  Narayana Bhattu, composed a poetical Telugu version of the first three books of the Sanskrit Maha-bharata, which was supple- mented some two centuries later by Tikkana Soma-yoji, who added a version of the greater 
part of the remaining books. This " Andhra-bharata " of Nannaya and Tikkana remains 
to the present day the chief classic of Telugu literature ; and in the same way Nannaya's Andhra-sabda-chintiimani has been the basis of all subsequent works on Telugu grammar and stylistic. 

Official Languages Act 1963

South Indian languages comprise one of the five Dravidian languages of Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Tulu. Besides, these languages also serve as official languages for the concerning states and its governmental purposes. The approximated population of South India comes to a count of 233 million. The largest linguistic groups in South India encompass the  Telugus, Tamils, Kannadigas, Malayalis, Tuluvas, Kodavas and Konkanis, which, quite manifestly mirrors the diversification and overlapping of language cultures and customs. According to the 2001 Census, Telugu possessed the third largest base of native speakers in India (74 million), after Hindi and Bengali. Telugu as such, was awarded the status of classical language in 2008. Tamil was granted the status of classical language by the Government of India in 2002 and had approximately 60 million native speakers. Kannada possessed 38 million, whereas Malayalam had 33 million native speakers respectively. Each of these south Indian languages is enlisted as an official language of India, as per the Official Languages Act (1963).

Origin of Dharma Sastra is shrouded in mystery SOMEONE SAID?

The Telugu country is bounded towards the east by the Bay of Bengal from about
Barwa in the Ganjam District in the north to near Madras in the south. From Barwa
the frontier line goes westwards through Ganjam to the Eastern Ghats, and then south-
westwards, crosses the Sabari on the border of the Sunkam and Bijji Talukas in the
Bastar State, and thence runs along the range of the Bela Dila to the Indravati. It
follows that river to its confluence with the Godavari, and then runs through Chanda,
cutting off the southern part of that district, and farther eastwards, including the southern
border of the district of Wun. It then turns southwards to the Godavari, at its confluence
with the Manjira, and thence farther south, towards Bidar, where Telugu meets with
Kanarese. The frontier line between the two forms of speech then runs almost due south
The pandits' derivations from Sanskrit Trilihija (" land of the Three Liiigas ") or Telugu tine (honey)
also deserve mention. Ancient Sanskrit Grammarians considered factors like pronunciation and euphonic combination and the discrimination of parts of speech in their compositions.
 Prakrit Grammarians were influenced by Sanskrit Grammarians. Prakrit languages are associated with different patron dynasties, religions and literary traditions.
 Origin of Dharma Sastra is shrouded in mystery. Dharmashastra serve as rudimentary texts on law. It represents an elaborate scholastic system of a proficient tradition.
Origin of Bengali Language lies in the family of Indo European languages. Bengali is considered as a modern Aryan language.

predominance of maritime JUNGLE climate IN SOUTH

The southern region in India is defined and acknowledged by its predominance of maritime climate and sea shores, with magnificent splendour lacing its borderlines. Being wholly based on the coasts of Indian Ocean and the Bay of Bengal, south India is that perfect combination of sea, sand and sun. Its coconut, or palm tree lined arenas, or the sudden appearance of dense forests hidden with unusual medicinal plants, or the dominance of the wild and ferocious, makes it the place that had witnessed its evolvement since prehistoric times. Indeed, south Indian temples and their fabulous architecture and the rare scriptures unearthed, even date back prior to the Indus Valley Civilization. The absolutely overwhelming Dravidian section of people that reside in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, make up their secluded lifestyle that can be apprehended only perhaps by a thorough visit to south India. Besides these states, south India is also delineated by the Union Territories of Puducherry and Lakshwadeep Islands, where French is known to occupy a pride place. With such ancient eras defining its historical evolvement, it becomes obvious that the germination of South Indian languages also had occurred from the Dravidian group of civilisation. Dravidian family of languages does stand in stark contrast with its northern counterpart of Indo-Aryan languages and its evolvement.

Garland to my TELUGU mother POEM

Telugu is a south-east Dravidian language spoken mainly in the state of Andhra Pradesh on India`s east coast: it became the state`s official language in the mid-1960s with around 70 million speakers. It is the most predominant of South India`s four major Dravidian languages. Its literary history dates back to the 11th century AD when the poet Nannaya produced a translation of parts of the Mahabharata. While Sanskrit has played a major role in Telugu literature over the centuries, there is an increasing tendency for written works to reflect the more colloquial variety of modern standard Telugu.

origin of the word telugu

The origin of the word telugu or tenugu is rather obscure, and both forms seem 
ancient. The most reasonable derivation, however, is from ten, " south," so that tenugu 
would mean " southern "; and this may well have become corrupted into telugu, especially 
as a popular etymology from teli, " bright," was ready to 

great family of Dravidiau languages

the great family of Dravidiau languages, the mother-tougues of some fifty-seven 
millions of men, covering the whole of Southern India and Northern Ceylon, northwards appearing in smaller scattered areas, and lastly represented after an interval of hundreds of Hues on the west by the isolated Hrahui of Baluchistan, numerically the most important is the Andhra or Telugu, spoken by about twenty millions.

Ear Rings of Satavahana queen

The Sātavāhanas ruled a large and powerful empire that withstood the onslaughts from Central Asia. Aside from their military power, their commercialism and naval activity is evidenced by establishment of Indian colonies in southeast Asia.
The Sātavāhanas began as feudatories to the Mauryan Empire. They seem to have been under the control of Emperor Ashoka, who claims they were in his domain, and that he introduced Buddhism among them:

Here in the king's domain among the Yavanas (Greeks), the Kambojas, the Nabhakas, the Nabhapamkits, the Bhojas, the Pitinikas, the Andhras and the Palidas, everywhere people are following Beloved-of-the-Gods' instructions in Dhamma.
—Rock Edict Nb13 (S. Dhammika)

The Satavahanas declared independence sometime after the death of Ashoka (232 BCE), as the Maurya Empire began to weaken.

It is believed that they were originally Brahmins, practicing Hindu religion (as per Sthala Purana of Amaravathi. Some rulers like Maharaja Satakarni are believed to have performed Vedic sacrifices as well.
They were not only worshipers of Vishnu and Shiva but also respected Buddha, but also other incarnations of, Gauri, Indra, the sun and moon.They were mostly Buddhistic Vaishnavites. Under their reign, Buddha had been worshiped as a form of Vishnu in Amaravati

Kotilingala ancient site of pre-Satavahana

Archaeological evidence indicates that Kotilingala (karimnagar) in Andhra Pradesh was the ancient site of pre-Satavahana and early Satavahana kings.The Satavahana was a Brahmin dynasty first mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana, dating back to the 8th century BCE mentioning them to be of Vishwamitra's lineage. In the Pūrānas and on their coins the dynasty is variously referred to as the Sātavāhanas, Sātakarnīs, Andhras and Andhrabhrityas.[citation needed] A reference to the Sātavāhanas by the Greek traveller Megasthenes indicates that they possessed 100,000 infantry, 1,000 elephants, and had more than 30 well built fortified towns:

Next come the Andarae, a still more powerful race, which possesses numerous villages, and thirty towns defended by walls and towers, and which supplies its king with an army of 100,000 infantry, 2,000 cavalry, and 1,000 elephants.
—Plin. Hist. Nat. VI. 21. 8-23. 11., quoting Megasthenes

Telugu Pre Satavahana

Satavahanas established relationships with Naga, Yaksha, and Dravida tribes of Vindhya mountains who already were living there then. Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada are Dravidian languages.the first settlement of Tenugu  people.

Teli river

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Andhra Telugu ef in Mahabharata

 Kalingas along with ANDHRAS WERE supporting the Kauravas during the battle Mahabharata. Sahadeva defeated the kingdoms of Pandya, Dravida, Odhra, Kerala, Andhra, and Kalinga while performing the Rajasooya yajna. This is depicted in the Mahabharatam. Chanoora (ca'NooruDu) was killed by Srikrishna in Madhura. Harivamsapuranam corroborates the fact that Chanoora was the king of Karoosa Desa (karooSa dESam) (on the North side of Vindhya and on the North banks of Yamuna river) and was an Anhdra (Andhrudu) too. 

Ancient Andhra tribe

Andhra is one of the ancient tribes of India. One can encounter several tales about Andhras in epics like Mahabharatam and Ramayanam, in great puranas, and Budhdhist Jataka Tales. This confirms the ancient nature of Andhra society.