PROJECTS

OUR PROJECTS:

1. GODDESS OF FOLK SAMMAKKA SARALAMMA JATARA

The Sammakka Saralamma Jathara held at medaram in Warangal district of Telangana state in India. Is about a thousand year old tribal festival. The verge mention of Sammakka Saralamma Jathara casts a magical spell all around with an overwhelmingly vibrant 1000 years history. The world’s largest biennially held tribal religious congregation attracts a multitude of non-tribal also.Held to commemorate the values of the mother and her daughter who reverted against the injustices, inflicted on tribal in a male dominated society. It is a celebration of extraordinary women power. The Telangana Government declared as state festival. The aim of Kakatiya Heritage Trust is to document this age old intangible which became a part of cultural fabric of Telangana

2. COFFEE TABLE BOOK ON KAKATIYA DYNASTY

The Kakatiya dynasty was a South Indian dynasty that ruled most of the Telugu speaking lands covered by current day Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, India from 1083 CE to 1323 CE,[1] with Orugallu, now Warangal, as its capital. Shaivite Hindu in kingdom, it was one of the great Telugu empires that lasted for centuries until the conquest by the Delhi Sultanate.

3. TRANSLATION OF NRITTA RATNAVALI

Kakatiya's have ruled for about 300 years from 11th to 14th centuries and left an indelible mark on the culural history of peninsular india.Jayasenapathi's Nritta Ratnavali is a remarkable example of their yeomen services to the field of arts.What is very significant about thi great dance treatise is that its author was a military general of the kakatiyas. Kakatiya heritage trust endeavours to project,preserve,promote,protect and propogate the contribution made by the kakatiyas to culture and their services to the society.

4. TRANSLATION OF HANDS ON HERITAGE

The heritage education and communication serives of INTACH has been able to produce Hands on Heritage with the generious support of the ministry of culture and government of india,in this hand book we would like to share some ideas on cultural education with you and hope that it would enrich yopur teaching experience.Kakatiya Heritage trust in association with INTACH warangal chapter has brought out this telugu translation book abutting the english script.

5.TRANSLATION OF HERITAGE EDUCATION KIT

The Pothana Project was undertaken by the Kakatiya Heritage Trust to build a fitting memorial for the Telugu 14/ 15th Century Poet Pothana. The land tilled by Pothana was acquired by the KHT at Bammera Village in Warangal District to establish a poetic oasis for seekers of Pothana’s writings and history. His samadhi of Pothana and the well from which he drew water also lies in this land.

6. POTHANA PROJECT

The Pothana Project was undertaken by the Kakatiya Heritage Trust to build a fitting memorial for the Telugu 14/ 15th Century Poet Pothana. The land tilled by Pothana was acquired by the KHT at Bammera Village in Warangal District to establish a poetic oasis for seekers of Pothana’s writings and history. His samadhi of Pothana and the well from which he drew water also lies in this land.

7. RENOVATION OF SIVA TEMPLE ON RAMAPPA TANK BUND

Rudreswara (Ramappa) temple is Situated 65 km from Warangal at Palampet. The Ramappa Temple, probably is the only temple in India known by the name of the sculptor who built it. The head sculptor was Ramappa, after whom the temple is known today, rather than after the presiding deity, Ramalingeswara.

1. THOUSAND PILLAR TEMPLE KALYANAMANDAPAM RESTORATION PROJECT

The momentous project of restoring the Kalyanamandapam of the Thousand Pillar temple at Warangal was undertaken by The Archaeological Survey of India in 2006. The Kakatiya Heritage Trust has offered its technical support for the restoration work. This project is projected to be completed by December 2014.

2. RAMAPPA TEMPLE

Rudreswara (Ramappa) temple is Situated 65 km from Warangal at Palampet. The Ramappa Temple, probably is the only temple in India known by the name of the sculptor who built it. The head sculptor was Ramappa, after whom the temple is known today, rather than after the presiding deity, Ramalingeswara, as is the general norm.

3. FORT WARANGAL

Warangal fort is 12-km from Hanumakonda, built by King Ganapathi in 13th century and completed by his daughter Rudrama Devi, in 1261 A.D., The fort has two walls, with the traces of the third. The fort has 45 towers and pillars spread over a radius of 19 km, and a temple of Mother Earth called ‘Swayambhudevi Alayam’ in the middle.

4. KOTA GULLU (GHANPUR GROUP OF TEMPLES)

Ghanpur group of temples called as Ganpesvara temple complex at Ghanpur in Warangal district were built during the 13th century A.D. These temples represent the Kakatiya style of Architecture. Built of red sandstone, the main temple is decorated with bracket figures. A beautifully built Kalyana mandapa and other subsidiary shrines are worth seeing.are much more attractive and blithe in their appearance, compared to the famous Palampet(Ramappa Temple) bracket figures.

5. HERITAGE OF KAKATIYAS

The Kakatiyas were the most powerful Kings of Telangana during the 12th and 13th Centuries. The 200 or so years of their rule mark the highpoint in the prosperity, culture and art traditions of this part of the Deccan. Nowhere is this better seen than in the thousand-pillared Temple of Hanamkonda and The Ramappa Temple of Palampet, both of which preserve a profusion of elaborate carvings. Though the great Svayambu Shiva temple in Warangal that served as a dynastic shrine for the Kakatiyas was later demolished, its four ceremonial entrance portals, or toranas, still stand, giving a glimpse in to the imposing architecture of the era. That the kakatiyas also invested in agriculture is evident from the vast reservoirs, or cheruvus, that they constructed, providing much needed water to local farmers in the past and down to the present day.

6. JOURNEY TOWARDS WORLD HERITAGE

This Temple, along with two others, was in the tentative list for nomination from 2014. Work for the nomination of the Rudreshwara temple as a UNESCO World Heritage site began in 2016-17 whereby a dossier was prepared for this purpose. This was a comprehensive document containing the full-fledged identification and complete description of the property, justification for inscription, state of conservation and factors affecting the property, protection and management of the property, monitoring, documentation, contact information of responsible authorities and signature of the state party. This exhaustive document includes maps, images, measured drawing plates, illustrations for criteria and tables too. The dossier was subsequently revised and resubmitted in 2018. This temple was India’s nomination for 2020.

7. KAKATIYA HERITAGE

The rule of the Kakatiya period forms an important phase in the history of Andradesa as well as in South India. The mighty rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty were the political successors of the Chalukyas in Andra region. The kakatiyas who emerged as the most powerful dynasty during 12th - 14th centuries A.D had served as feudatories to the late Chalukyas of Kalyani. It is, therefore, natural to get an overwhelming influence of Chalukyan traditions on the rule, art & architecture and sculpture of the Kakatiya period. Innumerable majestic temples were built and dedicated to Siva and Vishnu during the rule of the Kakatiyas. The first important ruler of the dynasty, Kakati Rudradeva is credited with the construction of the magnificent thousand-pillared temple at Hanamkonda, near Warangal. Ganapatideva (1199-1262 A.D)another illustrious ruler of the dynasty extended the Southern frontiers of his empire upto Kanjeevaram. The other famous rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty are Rudramadevi (1262-1289 A.D) and Prataparudra deva (1289-1323 A.D).

8. RAMAPPA TEMPLE

This is the complete and surviving Temple of the entire Kakatiyan style of Architecture. It heralds the spiritual merit and glory of the patron Rudra Senapati. It is the lone testimony to the technological excellence and the fine technique fused in the craftsmanship. The entire temple has been conceived with the design sensibility of focusing on one form: the Lotus, the Padma. A discerning eye will appreciate his aesthetic approach of the designer. The use of different and diverse materials in the execution is breathtaking. Surprisingly dolerite is manifested with crisp carvings tractable to the chisel of the gifted sculptors. The salabhanjikas in the form of bracket figures adorning the exteriors of the sabhamantapa and the dancing figures adorning the pillars in the interiors will remain with the viewer for a long, long time.