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"Shalivahana", the first telugu ruler from Kotilingala of Telangana !

Shalivahana was a commoner who became king, a rare event in ancient India. He grew up as a poor widow's son, in a poor potter's family. A holy man is said to have foretold that he would be king one day. As a youth Salivahana broke-up the gangs that robbed traders' caravans. The people of what is now Kotilingala  on the bank of river Godavari, in Telangana region  made him king. Victories followed and he created a prosperous kingdom and this had been continued by his  successors by forming the Satavahana dynasty.On this king  name "Shalivahana Era" has been established by the great Satavahana ruler Sri Goutami putra Satakarni who was one of the descendants from Shalivahana family. 
The Shalivahana Era The Shalivahana era, also known as the Saka era, is used with Hindu calendars, the Indian national calendar, and the Cambodian Buddhist calendar. Its year zero begins near the vernal equinox of 78.The Shalivahana calender is used by Telugus, Gujarathis…