Shashanka's feat in bringing the many tribes and kingdoms under a single flag becomes clear only after his death. Later, the ruling Nizams of Hyderabad changed the name to Karimnagar, derived from the name of Shahenshah E Karimnagar Syed Kareemullah Shah Quadrii nithinvasi. Circa 606 C.E. The formation of committees should be completed by February 18. King Shashanka's unification, and subsequent defence, of local, disparate kingdoms including Vanga, Samatata and Gauda, against the mighty king Harsha, is considered seminal in the formation of the idea, and the polity, of Bengal. Magadha at that time was under Maukhari rule, and Shashanka vowed to free it again. Sen describes Shashanka as a 'military adventurer', not unlike Yasodharman. The villagers replied that they suffered from an acute shortage of water. Though the Huns were initially driven out, the protracted invasions quickened the downfall of the Gupta kings. Swami Vivekananda is one of the greatest personalities in India, … Action sought against ex-Karimnagar Municipal Commissioner . [17][better source needed]. [citation needed] He vigorously propagated Hinduism, and had Sakadvipi Brahmins and Vedic Brahmins invited into his kingdom, presumably from Kanyakubja, among other places. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Not many historical references to the Gauda Army are available. As such he is a symbolic figure in the region's aspirations for independence and self-rule. 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[34], It is thought that the development of the Bengali calendar took place under Shashanka's reign.[3][4]. QUICK LINKS. Numerous local kings and rulers like Yashodharman emerged, and started vying for control of the many pieces of the former empire. The Hindu god Shiva is also known as Shashank Sekhar as He holds the moon on his head. 2. [13], Kamarupa king Bhaskaravarman describes the Gauda army as fielding a strong naval force.[14]. It was part of the great Satavahana Empire. 30.72%: Demographics • Literacy: 69.16% • Sex ratio: 993: Time zone: UTC+05:30 : Vehicle registration: TS–02: Website: karimnagar.nic.in: Karimnagar District Revenue divisions. COLLECTOR AND DISTRICT MAGISTRATE SARFARAZ AHMAD IAS OF KARIMNAGAR,TELANGANA - Duration: 1 ... K Shashanka IAS , Collector and DM - Duration: 0:52. Electricity. Sen (1977) has shown that none other than Shashanka could have defeated the Maukhari rulers of Magadha. Few mandals were merged into other newly formed districts of Warangal Urban, Siddipet, Jayashankar Bhupalpally. The first mention of Shashanka is found in the 7th century hill fort Rohtasgarh in the small town of Rohtas in the kingdom of Magadha. The only source available in this matter is the Harshacharita by Bāṇabhaṭṭa, who was a childhood friend and constant companion of Harsha; neither of these men were present at the death. Its aesthetics show clear influences of the Hindu Vastu Shastra school of architecture, design and aesthetics. Profile; FIND SERVICES. Collector K. Shashanka said on Saturday that the job of a driver was one of the toughest jobs in the world as he has to be alert all the time to prevent road accidents. The other, known as the Egra Copperplate, was discovered near Kharagpur and bears no date. So if one attempts to write our history, one must begin with Gaur.”[33]. K.Shashanka is the present collector of the district. Following his death, Shashanka was succeeded by his son, Manava, who ruled the kingdom for eight months. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals. Alchon Hun armies began attacking the declining empire from multiple sides. Like its predecessor, the Late Gupta army, Shashanka's army had infantry and cavalry units. So Shashank's mother urged her son to do something for the villagers, so that they still had water during the lean season. Schools. 2. Many historians and commentators argue that Shashanka was the first independent king of not only Gauda, but of Bengal. According to Bengali folk lore and legends, the dighi was excavated at the behest of King Shashanka. D. C. Sircar (1990) reports that the Gauda army also fielded a strong elephant corps in Kamarupa. Shashanka (IAST: Śaśāṃka) was the first independent king of a unified polity in the Bengal region, called the Gauda Kingdom and is a major figure in Bengali history. Two of these were issued in his 8th and 10th regnal years, and discovered from Midnapore. Speaking to TNM, Karimnagar Collector Shashanka K said that the containment procedure was in place in the district and the city. He is the contemporary of Harsha and of Bhaskaravarman of Kamarupa. and he once again gathered the army and attacked Kannauj. The Gupta Empire saw a series of weak kings after the death of Skandagupta in 467 C.E. "[19] His endless invasions and conquests tell of a king intent upon growing his kingdom. Sasanka was the first fully sovereign ruler of Bengal, and he occupies a prominent place in its history and collective memory. He reigned in the 7th century, some historians place his rule between circa 600 CE and 636/7 CE,[1] whereas other sources place his reign between 590 and 625 CE. He reigned in the 7th century, some historians place his rule between circa 600 CE and 636/7 CE, whereas other sources place his reign between 590 and 625 CE. There are 210 revenue villages and 276 Gram-Panchyats in the district. Harsha succeeded his brother as ruler of Thanesar in 606 C.E. Some historians maintain that Shashanka annexed Jharkhand as well. The younger of the two would soon turn against the Gauda. [4] Karimnagar shares it boundaries with Jagtial to its north, Peddapalli district on north-east, Warangal Urban district towards South, Siddipet district on south-west, Rajanna Sircilla to the West and Jayashankar Bhupalapally on East. So, students should try to learn everything in the schools and discuss their doubts with teachers by setting aside fear and shyness, Shashanka said while interacting with students in Chamanpalli. 2. Later rulers built their edifices and monuments on older sites, and Pala kings even retained Shashanka's unique title of Gaureshwara (the lord of Gauda) for themselves. [32], Commenting on the symbolism of Gauda, Akshay Kumar Maitreya remarked, “The whole of Gaur was once known as Gaura Desh. Rajyavardhana fought and killed Devagupta on the way. After inspecting the door-to … Also, while Shashanka is known to have occupied both Kamrupa and Kanyakubja, he could/did not hold on to either for long. Mandals 0:52. [19] He formed astute political alliances, notably with the Malva king, Devagupta, to counteract the combined might of the Kanauj-Thaneshwar coalition. Shashanka, at first glance, appears like a "warlike monarch. Shashanka first established himself in Gauda, and set his eyes on Magadha. Mr Shashaka was formally associated with the integrated Karimnagar district as he had worked as Jagtial Sub-Collector from December 2014 and … No conclusive evidence exists but it is possible that Shashanka, who joined the battle as an ally of Devagupta, murdered him. At its peak, Shashanka's kingdom and conquests included the following small kingdoms, provinces, principalities and feudatory estates (in alphabetical order):[7], Whether all of the above came into the folds of the kingdom during Shashanka's lifetime, is not known. DPR VIDEOS 332,518 views. Collector (L.B) adclb-knr-coll[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in: 8978869183: V. Kranthi, I.A.S., Municipal Commissoner,Karimnagar: 9849905876: Sri V.B. Rajyavardhana was killed by Shashanka. Swiftly identifying the fast enveloping coronavirus in the minority-dominated area in Karimnagar town, Collector K. Shashanka, nipped it in the bud. The result of the battle was inconclusive as Shashanka is documented to have retained dominion over his lands. Not one to disobey his mother's wishes, Shashanka reportedly pulled out an arrow from his sheath, and announced that he would excavate a reservoir as long as the arrow's trajectory. Now because the ruling dynasties of Kanyakubja and Sthaniswara were related by matrimony, Thanesar king Rajyavardhana immediately set out with 10,000 cavalrymen to recapture Kanyakubja and avenge his sister Rajyashri. Defence of the vast empire put a strain on the royal treasury. In Karimnagar district, there are over 600 stone quarries spread over several mandals such as Karimnagar, Manakondur, Mallial, Kesavapatnam etc. 2. Karimnagar is the fifth smallest district in Telangana by area. Highlights. [11] And that after the death of Mahasenagupta, Shashanka drove the later Guptas and other prominent nobles out of the region and established his own kingdom with his capital at Karnasubarna. They supposedly returned to their kingdom as feudatories under Shashanka. Karimnagar city is its administrative headquarters. [21], King Shashanka is said to have built temples to Shiva in his kingdom. The name is derived from Sanskrit, as another name for the Moon. [4] Like many pre-medieval Indian kings, Shashanka is said to have grasped the importance of consolidating his position. As he continued towards Kanyakubja, he came across Shashanka's army. There are several major contemporary sources of information on his life, including copperplates from his vassal Madhavavarma (king of Ganjam), copperplates of his rivals Harsha and Bhaskaravarman, the accounts of Banabhatta, who was a bard in the court of Harsha, and of the Chinese monk Xuanzang, and also coins minted in Shashanka's reign. In Pala inscriptions, this time is called Matsyanyayam, implying times of 'jungle rule' when big fish swallow up small fish. [8] It is one of the nine earlier integrated districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). It may be noted that Indian archeologist Shanker Sharma has argued that the empire's end was precipitated by a massive deluge around the middle of the sixth century C.E.[9]. His capital was at Karnasubarna, in present-day Murshidabad in West Bengal. [10] The decline of the Gupta empire had left the disintegrating empire in chaos. ", Some historians believe that Shashanka began his career as a feudatory chief (maha samanta) under Mahasenagupta, of the Later Gupta Dynasty. [30] Radhagovinda Basak states that there is no reason to believe that this 12th century Buddhist author had cherished any ill feeling about Shashanka, and he may have had reasons to describe the events as they occurred in the 7th century.[31]. The Bengali language only a few days ago was known as Gauriya Basha… Even now in many parts of India Bengalis are known as Gauriya. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals. Published in 1914, Shashanka is a historical novel penned by the famous Indian archaeologist Rakhaldas Bandyopadhyay, who is best known for his discoveries in Mohenjo Daro. Karimnagar: Well-known sanskrit poet, Sribhashyam Vijayasaradhi, whose name has been finalised for Padma Sri award, was felicitated by the District Collector K Shashanka. Postal. It appears that between 595 and 600 C.E. Near the end of the sixth century, the empire was ruled over by a feeble ruler belonging to the Later Gupta dynasty, Mahasenagupta (r. c. 562-601 C.E.). The population of the Satavahana Urban Development Authority has a population of over 4,80,000 in Karimnagar and its urban agglomeration. Certificates. Hans Bakker argues that the army that set out to attack the Maukharis in Kanyakubja was more of a "confederation of all those who held a grudge", and that it was led by Shashanka.[15]. Total urban population of the district is 3,08,984, which is 30.72% of total population. Karimnagar is a city in the Indian state of Telangana.During the Nizam era, ... District Collector & Magistrate Shri K Shashanka IAS. Nagendranath Basu has argued that Shashanka was the son / descendant of Raja Karnadeva, who founded the city of Karnasubarna. The seal bore a curt inscription, "Mahasamanta Shashankadeva. The Varman king died early in the war, and his two sons stepped up. [2], He is the contemporary of Harsha and of Bhaskaravarman of Kamarupa. Karimnagar: Collector K Shashanka opined that the life of people, who reached higher positions in the life, would start only from school itself. Shashanka continued to rule Gauda with frequent attacks from Harsha, which he is known to have faced bravely. Karimnagar: District Collector K Shashanka appealed all the political parties to extend their cooperation for the smooth conduct of municipal elections, scheduled to be held on January 22. [5] It has a single municipal corporation (Karimnagar) and four municipalities under the new municipalities act (Huzurabad, Jammikunta, Choppadandi and Kothapalli). The Collector launched the TED talk by stressing on the need for the responsible role of each and every citizen to fight against the release of carbon into the air. 2. Collector K Shashanka, Karimnagar Mayor Y Sunil Rao, Commissioner V Kranthi and Health Department officials visited the areas of Boiwada, Tower … Shashanka and his allies fought a major war with the then emperor of Thanesar, Harsha, and his allies. District Collector K Shashanka at a blood donation camp in Karimnagar on Tuesday. The princes were brought back to Gauda as prisoners, but released shortly thereafter. Śaśānka-deva therefore loosely translates to Moon god. [8], This article is about the district. • District collector: Konduru Shashanka: Area • Total : 2,128 km 2 (822 sq mi) Population (2011) • Total: 1,005,711 • Density: 470/km 2 (1,200/sq mi) • Urban. [35] That is nearly equal to the total area of 80 football fields. And thus, over a period of three years, and with help from local nobles, Sarasanka came into existence. Banks. Hospitals. UIDAI. Karimanagar: District Collector K Shashanka on Saturday categorically stated that there was no question of going easy on land-grabbers, and warned of serious action against people involved in encroachment of government and tank lands in Bommakal village in the outskirts of Karimnagar town. The government in its orders said Adilabad collector Sikta Patnaik would act as incharge collector of Mancherial. Three copperplate inscriptions issued by King Shashanka have been discovered. Karimnagar: Conduct door-to-door survey perfectly in Usmanpur area, where curfew is being implemented strictly, ordered District Collector K Shashanka. The Chinese monk Xuanzang's writings, he is mentioned as She-Shang-Kia. The same source reports that the historian Padmanath Bhattacharya took Shashanka to be a son of Mahasenagupta. making land grants to Brahmins, as evidenced by the copperplate inscriptions from the era. He is also called Śaśānka Narendragupta, which initially lent credence to the claim that he was descended from the later Guptas. These views are opposed by other historians like B. S. Sinha and John Middleton, citing lack of evidence. … It is evident that Shashanka had to retreat from Kannauj. [8] In Sinha's Dynastic History of Magadha, the names 'Śaśānka' and 'Soma' are used interchangeably. [6], In some sources, Shashanka is described as a tribal leader.[7]. He found Shashanka to be a potent symbol of Bengal's glorious past and future political aspirations. [6], The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[7], Granite industry of the district include, Tan Brown and Maple Red variety of granite. By 605 C.E. 3. Situated in present-day Midnapore, Sarasanka is a massive dighi (manmade lake) measuring over 140 acres. Revenue. [36] In one oral tradition: once Shashanka had been accompanying his mother to holy pilgrimage and his convoy camped at the small village of Jamuapati in Datan. But its legacy continued, leading later kings and sultans to accept Gauda's political demarcation. [4] K.Shashanka is the present collector of the district. Karimnagar is a city and District Headquarters in the Indian state of Telangana. [2] The district shares boundaries with Peddapalli, Jagityal, Sircilla, Siddipet, Jangaon, Warangal urban and Jayashankar Bhupalapally districts. [16] Next, Colleges/Universities. He is currently serving as the District Collector of Gadwal. Karimnagar district is one of the 33 districts of the Indian state of Telangana. As king, Shashanka continued many Gupta-era traditions, e.g. NGOs . R D Banerji concluded that he was descended from the Magadha Guptas. Karimnagar: Collector K Shashanka has asked municipal commissioners to constitute ward committees in all municipalities to take up pattana pragathi programme to be held every soon. [22] [23], Historians argue that the unique Gauda style of composition developed with the development of poetry in the courts of the princes of Bengal. These princes of Bengal are none other than the Lords of Gauda.[24][25]. From there, he issued gold coins to celebrate his triumph, and came to be addressed as Maharajadhiraja (king of great kings). A 12th century text states that Shashanka destroyed the Buddhist stupas of Bengal and was an oppressor of Buddhism. The district is divided into two revenue divisions of Karimnagar and Huzurabad. There are 210 revenue villages and 276 Gram-Panchyats in the district. After the districts re-organisation in October 2016, 3 new districts were carved out from the erstwhile Karimnagar district to form three new districts of Jagtial district, Peddapalli district and Rajanna Sircilla district. the Gauda army had carried out attacks against the Varman King of Kamrupa (Assam). he focused on extending his kingdom to Odissa, parts of Central Provinces, and Bihar. As of 2011[update] Census of India, the district has a population of 10,05,711.It has a literacy rate of 69.16% and density of 423 persons per km2., making it fifth most literate and densely populated district among 31 districts of Telangana. Karimnagar Collector Shashanka K spoke to TNM about the containment measures and strategies that the authorities followed in the 50-day long battle in the district. The Doobi Copper Plate inscriptions tell us that the Gauda army fought and defeated the king, and princes Supratisthita and Bhaskara of Kamrupa. [3] Later Kannada kingdoms such as Western Chalukyas ruled it. The district is divided into two revenue divisions of Karimnagar and Huzurabad. Not much is known about the early life of Shashanka. Karimnagar was originally called Elagandala. … [27][28], Ramesh Chandra Majumdar states that this account is doubtful because it was written centuries after the alleged persecution,[29] and that it is "unsafe to accept the statements recorded in this book as historical". Shri K Shashanka IAS: District Collector: collector_krmn[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in +91-7901042552: Sri G.V. Municipalities. 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[citation needed], In 2006, the Indian government named undivided Karminagar district as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640). Karimnagar: K Shashanka assumed charge as new Collector of Karimnagar district at the collectorate here on Wednesday. Other historians like Sailendra Nath Sen is of the opinion that Mahasenagupta - already under pressure from the Maukharis (for failing to provide adequate protection) - wouldn't have knowingly appointed Shashanka to such an important position. PUBLIC UTILITIES. Bills. Shyam Prasad Lal: Joint Collector: jc_krmn[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in: 0878-2240749: A. Narsimha Raddy: Addl. following Mahasenagupta's death, Shashanka had established what became known as the Gauda Kingdom. The district is spread over an area of 2,128 square kilometres (822 sq mi). Karimnagar: The District Collectorate will be transformed into a green Collectorate by planting thousands of saplings on its premises, said District Collector K Shashanka. Historian D K Ganguly is reported to have concluded that he was a native of Magadha.[5]. Shashanka assuming charge as collector of Karimangar here on Wednesday. Shashanka's name appears in multiple forms, including Śaśānka and Śaśānka-deva. Middleton (2015) argues in a similar vein that Shashanka served as maha samanta to a Gauda king, possibly Jayanaga.[12]. [37] There, his mother was impressed by local hospitality; she asked them why their yields were so meagre. Stating that encroachment of government, tanks and other lands was rampant in the village, he … On top of that, starting circa 480 C.E. By the end of his reign, his domain stretched from Vanga to Bhuvanesha while in the east, his kingdom bordered Kamarupa. Gold and silver coins, known as Dinars, issued by Shashanka have also been discovered. 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