Velamas- Establishing as Kings- rivalry with reddies

The Velamas are one of the ancient feudal communities in Andhra Pradesh controlling land and ruling large areas of andhra for several centuries. There are several ancient velama forts, castles and estates still extant in various parts of Andhra pradesh state, even neighbouring Tamilnadu. Among the famous principalities or "estates" ones are Devarakonda, Rajakonda, Pithapuram, Kollapur. (They are not interested in making hotels out of them, but interested visitors can take a look if the owners are in residence).

There are a few books like Velugodu kings history, accounts of Devarkonda, some details of Velama activity during kakatiya times, then during the Bahamani times. They clashed with the Reddis (regularly) and then had friendly dealings with the Orissa gajapatis and the Bahamanis, but fell afoul of the Vijayanagar empire and suffered a setback. But residual influence of velamas is noted in Karimnagar, Mahbubnagar, Pithapuram, etc.
While "roots" are conventionally traced to similar sounding Vellalas of Tamilnadu it is unlikely. More likely they might be traced to "lance wielders" (velam --lance) of some ancient army, even Pallavas and Satavahanas. The Pallavas are found as soldiers of the satavahanas initially and then in Guntur-Nellore area. Later they are found in north Tamilnadu area with Kanchipuram as capital. (a section of the land controlling Vellalas also are found later in North Tamilnadu there could be a link, as suggested by a reader, but we have no information. Please send if you have any concrete info about this connection. )

From the surnames there could be a connection to the medieval Gujarat-Rajasthan : needs detailed research.
According to a velamadora friend, among the Velamas today, there are two different physical types commonly seen--the fairer irani-- central asian looking type, and the darker tall well built and wiry type. (ed.--but this is basically amateur anthroplogy not to be taken very seriously : however there are some resemblances to the latter "type" in old paintings, so I've posted it here for people to evaluate)

Famous people
Singa Bhoopala of Rajkonda (nalgonda district) was a patron of art and literature and learned people adorned his court. Even the well known poet Srinatha, acclaimed all over south India of the 15th century, gulped when he was about to enter the gate of Rajakonda...this king was supposedly himself a scholar and not just a thug. There are many anecdotes of the Velama kings. They were said also to be a bit fanatic and extremist when it came to warfare.( but apparently that is exactly the required attitude according to a retired colonel I met.)

Legendary rivalry:
The Velamas were initially not enemies of the Reddis and both got along fine as feudatories of the Kakatiyas. Then in the jockeying for power, especially during the last phase of the Kakatiya kingdom, the professional rivalry went to extremes: the padmanayakas were favourites of the King. General Bobbareddy decided to show the King who exactly were the valourous and important fighters. He decided to wait till the Velama contigent got mauled, and then jump in to save the Velamas as well as the King. Unfortunately his timing was not good and both got beaten soundly. Since then the Velama Barons always saw red and blamed the Reddys for the kakatiya downfall. And whenever they got a chance it is said they took great pleasure in giving trouble to their neighbouring Reddy lords. After kakatiyas' downfall the velamas founded their independent states, the large one being Rajakonda and later Devarakonda (similarly Reddi kingdoms like Kondaveedu and Rajahmundry were founded). There are several famous Velama estates like Pithapuram and Jatprole ( kollapur).

Now the Reddis accuse the Velamas of sucking up to the Bahamanis to keep their state intact, and instead, indulge in attacking the Reddy kingdoms at every opportunity. The Velamas say if not for General Bobba reddy's extra-cleverness during the battle with delhi sultan army, kakatiyas would be intact at least till the British.

There is one more defence of the Velamas: Kaapaya Nayaka of Warangal, who successfully ejected the sultan's viceroy and was elected King, made a deal with the fledgling Bahmani state of Allaudin Hasan Gangu Bahmani. ( --it seems likely when Sultan Hasan was furnished with grand earth shattering titles for himself and names for his kingdom, he stubbornly insisted he was merely Hasan Gangu Bahmani, and his kingdom be named in memory of one Gangu brahman. He remembered his childhood, Gangu brahman's kindness looking after the orphan Hasan.)

Kapaya Nayaka of warangal made more deals with the Bahmani state at the expense of Velama controlled territory which was on the border. The Velamas were furious, so they made their OWN separate deal with the bahmanis, killed Kapaya nayaka and occupied Warangal as well. They constantly attacked the Reddy kingdoms, too. (These things happened long ago and are just legendary memories now, of course, but the rivalry is proverbial and is said to flare up every three -four hundred years). Finally the huge empires of Vijayanagar and the Orissa Gajapatis clashed, and the buffer states of independent Rajkonda and Devarkonda ceased to exist.

The Velamas had to join the imperial service of Vijayanagar as military contingents and regional governors --but posted far away from their old areas as a precaution. Many Velamas thus settled in Tamilnadu and elsewhere: their contingents included other communities also, and they proudly recalled the legends of their ancestral homes of Recherla, Rachakonda and Devarakonda. One reader suggested, the Tamil Vellalas include a Velama section. I have no information on this, but it sounds likely.

The Velamas are numerically small but well organised, for instance the AP Velama Association at Himayatnagar, Hyderabad. They even have a magazine called Velama Vyjayanti.


  1. i am eager to know,how we got seperated from kammas, as all of we know that velamas and kammas are same and one, but how can we be proud about ram chandra rao. kvp who is supporting those idiots. why are we not supporting kvp my representative, is his actions worth,huh nor kvp or kcr are worth. we already lost our kingdoms, why shoulsd we loss love of others can tell me teach. i am not giving a political view, but everyone of us know who is woorth and who uses us, lets not bring politics into this. lets think and support. sorry in flow i forgot i just wanted to know hw velama and kamma got seperated. sorry i typed everything out of out burst, sorry. who accept me or who hate my views can mail me to

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    2. Kamma,Raju and velama castes are one section of people until 11th century with caste name of durjaya. While Kammanadu Rajus became kammas Rajus living in other regions continued to use the same name "Raju" which later became modern day Raju caste. Velamas are people who got separated from this group known as Veli in Telugu means separate. People who became veli(separate) became velamas. They got separate because they turned into vaishnava matha very independence is more than in that of shaiva matha.whereas kammas and rajus continued in shaiva matha.this took place somewhere around late 11th century. Read Kammavari charithra book written by k b Chowdary for more sources

  2. can u ask one more questin are koppula velama, a velama, as u said about puri.jagannath. but koppula velamas are bc.

    1. Yes there are many sections in velamas. Koppula velama comes unde bc-d, as turpu kapu. Mostly k velamas are found in northern Andhra region

    2. Purijaganath is from Visakhapatnam dist. He is also k velama

  3. Hi Sushmitha,

    There are two stories about velama and kamma relation. The first and popula story is, Goddess Lakshmi ear ring (kamma) was taken away by some Rakshasas and she prayed the lard and some worriers born and they went for that kamma and fought with Rakshas and one group brought that kamma they were called as kammas others didnot bring the kamma they were called as Velamas.

    2) Badabanala Battu in 12th century divided kamma and velama gothrams and made separate lists for kammas and velamas.

    3) The second story: During the Kakateeya Dynasty, before Rudrama devi become King of kakateeya, these 2 casts belongs to one tribe. Who opposed lady( Rudrama) to become a king formed as Velamas, who supported Rudrama formed as Kammas.
    But this is not true story i believe, because if Velamas oppose Rani Rudrama Devi as king, why she appointed Recherla Prasaditya (a velama)
    as Commander-in-chief for her Army!

    1. you are wrong dude... velamas are born warriors... they never lose any combat.... it could be kammas the one who failed to bring the ear ring back


  5. hai friends,its nice to hear long discussion on velama history.As to clarify a doubt of susmitha about koppalavelama .k.velama is a caste found particularly in north andhra palces of vizianagaram and visakhapatnam. people belong to K.velama got their the tile koppula velama as becos they wear monuments on their Hair .they keep golden ornaments around their hair tags. in Ancient language KOPPU means Hair .people belong to koppulavelama are particularly farmers and do cultivations.
    ok friends nice to see all our caste people united atleast in internet online. keep going always ahead.bye urs shiva1only

  6. Dear Sush,

    The division of warrior clans of Telugu land into many castes commenced during the time of Kakatiya king Rudra I (1158-1195 CE). According to Velugotivari Vamsavali and Padmanayakacharitra, texts written in medieval times, farmers (Kapus) became Kammas and Velamas. In medieval times the term 'Kapu' meant a farmer or protector.

    "...kaalachoditamuna kaakateevarugolchi kaapulella velama kammalairi"

    (Telugu: ....కాలచోదితమున కాకతీవరుగొల్చి కాపులెల్ల వెలమ, కమ్మలైరి)

    I hope u got your answer.

    Surya Rao

  7. iread somany historis of kamma&velama both are belong to kakatiya kings

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    1. velmas and kammas are ruled as kings and zamindhars from the ancient period they are from one tribute one group was separated they are velmas.

  9. Dudes don't tell kakamma stories about kammas everyone knows who kammas are and velamas
    Back to d history historical battles of andra fought by velamas only
    Paurusaniki maru peru padmanayakavelamas
    For ur kind reference study stories abt brahmma naidu,tandra papanaidu,recharla ranga nayakudu,velugoti balakrishna yachendra
    Can u kamma people tell abt any one historical battles fought by u people

    1. Nijam cheppalante ntr mukymantri ayina tharuvathe ap assembly lo 70 mandi chaudaries ki mla seats ivvadam a tharuvathe kamma vallu financial ga nilavagalugaru anthe kadu even 1950 tharuvatha flim industry famous motham kamma vallani industry lo yedhganivvadam nijamkada anthe kkaka cheritra gurinchi meru matladuthunnara illa cheppalante enno nijalu unnai

    2. We know who we r dont need explanations from anyone
      Madhi brahmanayudu vamam paurusam ma raktham lo undhi
      Meela caste feeling memu chupisthe yevvaru thatukolleru

    3. Ultimate brother we should proudly say that we r the one n only Dora.. venkat.

    4. Ultimate brother we should proudly say that we r the one n only Dora.. venkat.

    5. bro for your kind info ma grand father ki 250 acers undhii in 1930's NTR CM indhi 1983

    6. bro for your kind info ma grand father ki 250 acers undhii in 1930's NTR CM indhi 1983

    7. 250 acres back then is nothing man!! lol
      Above 500 unte cheppu bujji

    8. Heloooo mister ramu bollampalli! It is well known fact that kamma and velama are one tribe till 11th century. If u can't agree its upto u but its true.not only this even rajus also part of this tribe.Kammanadu rajus became kammas whereas rajus living in other regions continued to use the Raju name. People who became veli(separate) from this group known as velamas.
      List of kamma kings
      1. Gandikota kings(pemmasani nayaks)
      2. Ravella nayaks
      3. Musunuri nayaks(this surname is not present in any caste except kamma)
      4. Amaravati king vasireddy venkatadri Naidu
      5. Suryadevera nayaks
      6. Sayapaneni nayaks

  10. V r all Indians Bros..feeling very guilty that v r still talking about castes..That's why India is still developing country & will be forever

  11. Those days Kings and samsthanam rulers has gifted 100's of acres to the formers & workers.. Such type of land is called manyam bhoomi in telugu.. Don't tell stories... Y kamma people always follow us by saying we R equal to velama.. Showcase ur stuff to other unknown castes. We know who u R...

    1. What is need for kammas to follow velamas????what do u have with u? U don't have a single filmstar actor!u don't have at least a single freedom fighter from ur caste. U people first stop comparing ur selves with kammas. However kammas, rajus and velamas are single tribe until 11th century if u don't agree its up to u but its true

    2. U better know about kamma kings of pemmasani and ravella dynasty they ruled for nearly 800 years as kings and zamindars.they are one of the longest ruling dynasties in the world. U learn about amaravati king vasireddy venkatadri Naidu.then comment about kammas

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  13. Some People think that Velama and Kamma people belongs to one Race but it is absolutely wrong. Velamas came from Orissa to Telangana and Unttarandra. The velama doras of Telangana migrated to Andhra 300 years back during Muslim Rule in Telangana Area and Andhra Area. Muslim Nawabs came to Coastal Andhra with Telangana Velama Sardars and Soldiers and occupied Raju and Kamma "Jagirs" with wicked plans. Later managed british with gifts and got Jamindars and occupied some more lands, extended their Jamindaris in Coastal Andhra and settled in Coastal Andhra. These Velamas also tried to come to Andhra Region during Chagi Anugu Raju Time. But Andhra People defeated their plans killed Brahma Naidu and Balachandrudu in Palanati War and sent Velamas back to Nalgonda District. These Velama people also caused to fall of Andhra Kingdom "Kakatiyas". These Velama doras and Reddys are besically Telangana castes, Kamma, Kapu, Koppu Velamas are Andhra castes.


    (9) KOTA RAJAS


    Infact it is very difficult to find out all kamma rulers history since they are military leaders from thousands of years and most of them are huge land holding feudal lords.

    Krishnadevarayalu is born to Kannada Father/Kamma Father and Telugu Kamma Mother. Krishna Devaraya 's Mothers surname is Chaagi. Krishanadevarayalu Surname is Sammeta surnamed Kamma Palaigar existed in Rayalaseema during Vijayanagar Period. These people may belong to Krishnadevaraya Family. Madurai Nayaks are pure kammas.

    1. Sri Krishna deva raya could be from bunt caste if he is kannadiga and if he is from Telugu then he would be kamma

    2. Kamma,Raju and velama castes are suryavanshi Kshatriyas until 11th century.they followed Jainism under the name of "durjaya". Later from jainsim they converted to Hinduism of shaivamatha. These rajus of Kammanadu became kammas whereas rajus of other regions continued to use the name Raju.later some people from this group took up vaishnava matha.this people became veli(separate) from this group and later became velamas.

    3. About RAJUS ( the Telugu speaking Kshatriyas)
      Unlike other Telugu community people, the Telugu Kshatriyas (Rajus) have Rishi Gothras and
      Raja Pravaras also ( which indicate/describe their Royal lineage).
      Rishi Pravara indicates to which Rishi ( Sage) disciples they have been.
      Raja Pravara indicates to which Royal Race or lineage they belong.
      At Rajus' ceremonies the Brahmins and Bhatrajus/Bhattus ( Bards / Minstrels ) recite their Rishi and Raja Pravaras.
      Rajus have four Gothras ( Vashishta, Dhananjaya, Koundinya and Kashyapa). The ' Pashupati' Gothra which is seen among the Rayalaseema and Nellore Rajus could be synonym of Koundinya Gothra. . 'Surname' plays important role in Telugus' culture. Surname and Gothra both are equally important. Because some surnames are common in all the castes and in some cases Gothras are also common.
      But usually Gothra and Surname combination of a caste person need not be the same of other caste person.
      Rajus claim that they are descendants of Four Dynasties that ruled the Telugu land.
      These 4 Dynasties are :
      a) PARICHEDIS ( Guhila , Vishnukundin Clan )
      b) KOTA/ DHARANI KOTA ( Kubja Vishnuvardhana , Eastern Chalukya Clan )
      c) KAKATI/KAKATIYA ( Karikala Chola, Kakati Prola Raju Clan).
      d) VARNATA ( Aditya chola, Varnata Rajendra Chola /Rajendra Choda Clan).
      Information available on this topic in Telugu book " Andhra Samsthanamulu - Sahitya Poshana" published by Andhra University. This book was published form of Ph.D thesis submitted by Dr. Thoomati Donappa ( Former Vice Chancellor of Telugu University).
      Another reference book on this subject is " Sri Andhra Kshatriya Vamsa Ratnakaram" by Budharaju Varahalaraju.
      Extract from a Telugu language book ' KSHATRIYANVAYAMANJUSHA' by Sri. Duvvuri Jagannadha Sharma

      RAJU ( Telugu Kshatriya ) ZAMINDARIS :
      • Charmahal / Mogalthur : Kalidindi ( Koundinya Gothra)
      • Golugonda : Bhupathiraju clan ( Dhananjaya Gothra)
      • Karvetinagar ( Chittoor District near Tirupati)
      • Kota Uratla-Thangedu ( East Godavari) : Saagi / Sagi ( Vashishta Gothra)
      • Ongole : Mandapati ( Kashyapa Gothra)
      • Padmanabham : Saagi/ Sagi clan (Vashshta Gothra)
      • Peddapuram : Vatsavayi / Vatsavaya ( Vashishta Gothra)
      • Rajamundry : Pusapati /Poospati (Vashishta Gothra)
      • Ramachandrapuram ( Kota Ramachandra Puram) : Kakarlapudi ( Vashishta Gothra)
      • Tanuku ( West Godavari) : Uppalapati ( Kasyapa gothra ),
      but later this zamindari was trasferred to Mullapudi ( Kamma caste) family.
      • TUNI , East Godavari : Dantuluri ( Dhananjaya Gothra)
      • Vizianagaram : Pusapati / Poosapti ( Vashishta Gothra)
      • Thettu ( Nellore district) : Vezendla/ Vejella ( Vashishta Gothra)
      • Thoyyeru ,Koppuram : Nallaparaju ( Dhananjaya gothra)

  15. U are absolutely true. Some kammas joined balija caste.sri Krishna deva raya merged all castes into balija caste to bring unity among contains boya,golla,gavara,bunt,kamma,velama and kapu. Madurai, Tanjore and Kandy nayaks are pure kammas.gingee nayaks might be boyas

  16. REFERRENCES ON RAJUS ( The Telugu speaking Kshatriyas)

    " Those who claim themselves to be Kshatriyas are in fact known by local names, in the Punjab - the Khatris; in Bihar,U.P.,Rajashtna and madhya Pradesh - The Rajputs or the Thakurs; and in Andhra Pradesh the Rajus"
    - Page Nos. 239,240 A social history of India by S.N.sadasivan. Published by APH Publishing.
    ." The Rāzus, Mr. Stuart writes further, ...... .. As a class they are the handsomest and best developed men in the country, and differ so much in feature and build from other Hindus that they may usually be distinguished at a glance"
    - source : 'Castes and Tribes of Southern India' by Edgar Thuston
    Sri V. Ramachandra Rao's article "A Brief note on the RAJU community of Andhra Pradesh" is available on the net.
    which provides good info. on the Raju community.
    Amaravati was part of 'Dharanikota' kingdom. It was first ruled by Satavahanas and also was ruled by 'Kota Kings / Kota Chiefs' who were Rajus ( Telugu Kshatriyas ) of Dhanunjaya Gothra. According to Wikipedia the country on the southern bank of Krishna river was ruled by these Dhanunja gotra kings as a defecto independent power for over 150 years beginning of the 12th century to the last quarter of the 13th century .
    Kota Chiefs had marital relations with Kakatiya kings.
    Kota Hariseema Krishna was a Popular King among Kota Kings. Other kings were Bhima Raju, Keta Raju, Rudraraju, Dantuluri Gannabupaludu. Telugu poet Srinadhudu dedicated his literary work " Dhananjaya Vijayamu' to the King Dantuluri Gannabhupaludu. It was also seen that Telugu poet Mangalagiri Ananda Kavi dedicated his literary work " Vijayananda Vilasamu" to Datla Venkatrama Nrupudu ( Datla venkatrama Raju) of Kota lineage. Present Rajus / Dhananjaya Gotra Rajus of surnames Dantuluri ( Tuni Zamindars of this surname), Nallaparaju Zamindars, Datla, Dandu, Rudraraju, Bhupatiraju, Penmetsa andother surnames of Dhananjaya gotra Rajus are descendants of this dynasty.

  17. తెలుగు క్షత్రియులు నాలుగు గోత్రాలకు చెందినవారు. అవి వశిష్ట, ధనంజయ, కాశ్యప ( కాశి అని వాడుక) , కౌన్డిన్యస ( కౌండి అని వాడుక) గోత్రములు. రాజులకి ( అనగా తెలుగు క్షత్రియులకి) రుషి గోత్రం, రుషి ప్రవర, రాజ ప్రవర వున్నాయి. రుషి ప్రవర ఏ రుషి పరంపరకి శిష్యులో తెలియచేస్తుంది. రాజ ప్రవర ఏ రాజ వంశీకులో తెలియచేస్తుంది.
    బ్రాహ్మణ పురోహితులు , భట్టురాజులు( భట్టుమూర్తులు , కీర్తిగానం చేసే వారు) తెలుగు క్షత్రియుల శుభకార్యాలలో వీటిని ప్రస్తావిస్తారు/ ప్రస్తావించేవారు.

    వశిష్ట గోత్రము రుషి, రాజ ప్రవరలు:
    2 ఋషి ప్రవరలున్నవి. అవి ఏమనగా:
    o శ్రీ మద్వశిష్ట ఏకార్షేయ ప్రవరాన్విత వశిష్ట గోత్ర:
    o శ్రీమధ్వశిష్టేంద్ర ప్రవదా భరద్వసు త్రయార్షేయ ప్రవరాన్విత వశిష్ట గోత్ర:
    రాజప్రవర :- రఘులవ గుహిల మహారాజ ప్రవరాన్విత పరిచ్చేది శ్రీ దేవవర్మ మహారాజ వంశ:
    రఘు లవ గుహిల మహారాజుల వంశములోని , తెలుగు నేలని ఏలిన విష్ణుకుండిన, పరిచ్చేది రాజ వంశానికి చెందిన వారు.
    బెజవాడ ని ఏలిన మాధవ వర్మ , గుడిమెట్ట రాజధానిగా పాలించిన చాగి / సాగి / సాగి వారు, విజయనగరం ( కళింగ విజయనగరం, ఉత్తరాంధ్ర) పరిపాలకులైన 'పూసపాటి' వారు, అనకాపల్లి జమిందారులైన ( పాయకరావు బిరుదాంకితులు) సాగి వారు, పెద్దాపురం పాలకులు 'వత్సవాయ' వారు, తెట్టు ( నెల్లూరు జిల్లా) జమిందారులైన 'వేజెండ్ల' వారు ఈ పరంపర లోని వారే. స్వతంత్ర సమరయోధుడు అల్లూరి సీతారామరాజు కూడా ఈ వంశమే.
    రాజులలోని ( తెలుగు క్షత్రియులలోని ) వశిష్ట గోత్రము వారు వీరి పరంపర.

    ధనంజయ గోత్ర రుషి, రాజ ప్రవరలు
    ఋషి ప్రవర:- శ్రీమద్వైశ్వామిత్ర మధుచ్చందో ధనుంజయ త్రయార్షేయ ప్రవరాన్విత ధనుంజయ గోత్ర:.
    రాజప్రవర:- భరత్ పరిక్షిత్ విష్ణువర్ధన ప్రవరాన్విత కోట హరిసీమ కృష్ణ మహారాజ వంశ:.
    భరతుడు, పరీక్షితుడు మహారాజుల వంశములోని తెలుగు నేలని ఏలిన కుబ్జ విష్ణు వర్ధనుడు, తూర్పు చాళుక్యులు( రాజరాజ నరేంద్రుడు, రాణి రుద్రమ దేవిని పెళ్ళాడిన చాళుక్య వీరభద్ర రాజు), జల్లిపల్లి / జల్లే పల్లిని పాలించిన వారు , కోట రాజులూ ( ధరణి కోట / అమరావతి రాజ్యాన్ని పరిపాలించిన హరిసీమక్రిష్ణుడు, కేతరాజు, రుద్రరాజు, దంతులూరి గన్న భూపాలుడు) , నతవాటిసీమ (అనగా ఖమ్మం-మధిర , నందిగామ ప్రాంతం ) ని పాలించిన రాజ వంశానికి చెందిన ' రుద్రరాజు' వారు, తుని ' దంతులూరి' జమిందారులు , తొయ్యేరు 'నల్లపరాజు' జమిందారులు ఈ ఈ వంశమే.
    రాజులలోని ( తెలుగు క్షత్రియులలోని ) ధనంజయ గోత్రము వారు వీరి పరంపర

    కాశ్యప గోత్ర రుషి, రాజ ప్రవరలు :
    2 ఋషి ప్రవరలున్నవి. అవి ఏమనగా:
    o శ్రీ మత్ కాశ్యపా వత్సార నైధృవం భరైభం శండిల శాండిల్య సప్తార్షేయ ప్రవరాన్విత కాశ్యపగోత్ర:
    o శ్రీమత్కాస్యపావత్సార నైధృవత్రయార్షేయ ప్రవరాన్విత కాశ్యపగోత్ర:
    రాజప్రవర:- కుశపుండరీక కరికాళచోల మహారాజ ప్రవరాన్విత కాకతీయ ప్రోలరాజ వంశ:
    కుశుడు, పుండరీక మహారాజు వంశములోని కరికాలచోల/కరికాల చోడ రాజు, కాకతీయ ప్రోలరాజు, ఒంగోలుని పాలించిన ' మందపాటి' రాజులూ, తణుకు మొదటి జమీన్దారులైన 'ఉప్పలపాటి' వారు ఈ వంశం వారే.
    రాజులలోని ( తెలుగు క్షత్రియులలోని ) కాశ్యప గోత్రము వారు వీరి పరంపర.

    కౌండిన్యస గోత్ర రుషి, రాజ ప్రవరలు :
    ఋషి ప్రవర:- శ్రీమద్వసిష్ట మైత్రావరుణ కౌండిన్య త్రయార్షేయ ప్రవరాన్విత కౌండిన్య గోత్ర:
    రాజప్రవర :- ఇక్ష్వాక శిబి ముచుకుంద ఆదిత్య చోళమహారాజ ప్రవరాన్విత వర్నాట రాజేంద్ర చోళమహారాజ వంశ:
    ఇక్ష్వాకుడు, సిబి మహారాజు, ముచుకున్దుడు, ఆదిత్య చోళ/ ఆదిత్య చోడ, వర్ణాట రాజేంద్ర చోళుడు/చోడుడు మహారాజ వంశీకులు.
    వేంగి రాజులూ, పల్నాటి హైహయులు, మొగల్తూరు 'కలిదిండి' జమిందారులు ఈ వంశం లోని వారే.
    రాజులలోని ( తెలుగు క్షత్రియులలోని ) కౌండిన్యస గోత్రము వారు వీరి పరంపర.
    రాయలసీమ, నెల్లూరు క్షత్రియుల్లోని 'పశుపతి' గోత్రం ఈ కౌండిన్యస గోత్రానికి పర్యాయ పదం/ వాడుక పదంగా భావించవచ్చు.

  18. I feel appalled to see people believing in whatever they want and commenting. Kindly go through authentic histories like Andhra Vijnana Sarvasvam before making caste based comments. It is very difficult to say if Velamas and the Kammas were initially one. Kammas were originally agriculturists but the Velamas were not. In fact the Velama caste does not seem to have any kula vritti except war.

    Those who were mindlessly criticizing Kammas should know that after the Kakatiya Kingdom has fallen and Muslims have taken over, it was under Musunuri Prolaya nayaka that the Kakatiya commanders united. The prominent among them were the minister Bendapudi Annaya mantri who is a Brahmin, Kayastha Ambadeva and Recherla Singamanayaka.

    It was under Proalayanayakas leadership that Andhra desa was liberated from the hands of the Muslims. He ruled with the title Andhra desadheeswara with his capital at Rekapalli near Bhadrachalam.

    Unfortunately for Prolayanayaka aand his successor Kapanaayaka, the commanders who supported him when the Muslim threat was there started rebelling and became independent, specially Recherla Singamanayaka who later killed Kapanayaka in battle. Singaamanayaka was later killed in the seize of the Jallipalli fort by the Soma vamsa kshatriyas by treachery. The Rachakonda and Devarakonda kingdoms were founded by Anapota Nayaka and Madanayaka, the sons of Singama who later defeated the Somavamsa Kshatriyas in the Bhimavaram battle. These 2 velama kingdoms ruled the entire 13 districts of Telengana from the year 1360 AD to 1475 AD, a period of 115 years. .