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Āndhra can refer to a jati or a country (now a state in India).
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Āndhra can refer to [[a]] jati or a country (now a state in India).
  
 
==Āndhra the jati==
 
==Āndhra the jati==
The earliest reference to the Āndhras is in the Aitareya Brāhmana<ref>Aitareya Brāhmana 33.6</ref> where they are mentioned as one of the jati groups along with Pulindas, Puṇḍras and Mutibas. These jati were created by the fifty sons of Viśvāmitra as a result of his curse. The Āndhras were outcasts subsisting on wild animals.
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The earliest reference to the Āndhras is in the [[Aitareya]] Brāhmana<ref>Aitareya Brāhmana 33.6</ref> where they are mentioned as one of the jati groups along with Pulindas, Puṇḍras and Mutibas. These jati were created by the fifty sons of Viśvāmitra as [[a]] result of his curse. The Āndhras were outcasts subsisting on wild animals.
  
 
==Āndhra the country==
 
==Āndhra the country==
Āndhra as a country and as a people has found their references in the Rāmāyana, Mahābhārata and some of the purāṇas. The country referred to that was between the rivers Godāvari and Kṛṣṇā.
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Āndhra as a country and as a people has found their references in the Rāmāyana, Mahā[[bhārata]] and some of the purāṇas. The country referred to that was between the rivers Godāvari and Kṛṣṇā.
  
The Āndhra country was a part of Aśoka’s empire. The political history of an independent Andhra starts with the Śātavāhanas (280 B. C.-A. D. 218). The Kākatiyas (11th to 14th cent. A. D.) was another important dynasty which contributed to the cultural development of the Āndhra. However it was under the Vijayanagar kings (A. D. 1336-1556) that spectacular progress was achieved.
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The Āndhra country was a part of [[Aśoka]]’s empire. The [[political history]] of an independent [[Andhra]] starts with the Śātavāhanas (280 B. C.-A. D. 218). The Kākatiyas (11th to 14th cent. A. D.) was another important dynasty which contributed to the cultural development of the Āndhra. However it was under the Vijayanagar kings (A. D. 1336-1556) that spectacular progress was achieved.
  
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram [[Krishna]] Math, Bangalore
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Revision as of 06:26, 16 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Andhra, Andhra, AAndhra


Āndhra can refer to a jati or a country (now a state in India).

Āndhra the jati

The earliest reference to the Āndhras is in the Aitareya Brāhmana[1] where they are mentioned as one of the jati groups along with Pulindas, Puṇḍras and Mutibas. These jati were created by the fifty sons of Viśvāmitra as a result of his curse. The Āndhras were outcasts subsisting on wild animals.

Āndhra the country

Āndhra as a country and as a people has found their references in the Rāmāyana, Mahābhārata and some of the purāṇas. The country referred to that was between the rivers Godāvari and Kṛṣṇā.

The Āndhra country was a part of Aśoka’s empire. The political history of an independent Andhra starts with the Śātavāhanas (280 B. C.-A. D. 218). The Kākatiyas (11th to 14th cent. A. D.) was another important dynasty which contributed to the cultural development of the Āndhra. However it was under the Vijayanagar kings (A. D. 1336-1556) that spectacular progress was achieved.


References

  1. Aitareya Brāhmana 33.6
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore