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
Surya Savarnika Manavu Ashramam is a registered Hindu Religious society vide in No. 8713/1999.It's aims and objects are diffusion of useful knowledge in the fields of Legal,Medical,Scientific,Political and philosophical for the promotion of reformative prosperous views among Hindu sects and also establish Orphanage homes,Educational Institutions.It is located at Garlavoddu @Garloddu village,Enkuru Mandal,Khammam District,Telangana State,India.