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Perini Kakatiya Dance

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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.

Condolences to Nataraja Ramakrishna

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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

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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

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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

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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.
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Forgotten Poets Kumara-sambhavamu by Nanne Choda-deva

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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.

Nannayya

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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

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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.