It may be noted that Indian archeologist Shanker Sharma has argued that the empire's end was precipitated by a massive deluge around the middle of the sixth century C.E.[9]. Postal. The Collector of K Shashanka is an IAS officer of the 2013 batch of Telangana cadre. Collector K Shashanka, Karimnagar Mayor Y Sunil Rao, Commissioner V Kranthi and Health Department officials visited the areas of Boiwada, Tower … the Gauda army had carried out attacks against the Varman King of Kamrupa (Assam). QUICK LINKS. He reigned in the 7th century, some historians place his rule between circa 600 CE and 636/7 CE,[1] whereas other sources place his reign between 590 and 625 CE. 2. Shashanka's feat in bringing the many tribes and kingdoms under a single flag becomes clear only after his death. [4] The result of the battle was inconclusive as Shashanka is documented to have retained dominion over his lands. After the districts re-organisation in October 2016, 3 new districts were carved out from the erstwhile Karimnagar district to form three new districts of Jagtial district, Peddapalli district and Rajanna Sircilla district. Harsha succeeded his brother as ruler of Thanesar in 606 C.E. The district is divided into two revenue divisions of Karimnagar and Huzurabad. These views are opposed by other historians like B. S. Sinha and John Middleton, citing lack of evidence. Gold and silver coins, known as Dinars, issued by Shashanka have also been discovered. PUBLIC UTILITIES. The famous Tribhuvaneshwar Temple (source of the city's name Bhubaneshwar), and now replaced by the 11th century Lingaraja Temple is said to be commissioned by the same king, and became the earliest Shiva temples in the kingdom. Karimnagar is the fifth smallest district in Telangana by area. There are 210 revenue villages and 276 Gram-Panchyats in the district. The villagers replied that they suffered from an acute shortage of water. His capital was at Karnasubarna, in present-day Murshidabad in West Bengal. Like its predecessor, the Late Gupta army, Shashanka's army had infantry and cavalry units. The Collector launched the TED talk by stressing on the need for the responsible role of each and every citizen to fight against the release of carbon into the air. Hans Bakker argues that the army that set out to attack the Maukharis in Kanyakubja was more of a "confederation of all those who held a grudge", and that it was led by Shashanka.[15]. Shashanka assuming charge as collector of Karimangar here on Wednesday. Sasanka was the first fully sovereign ruler of Bengal, and he occupies a prominent place in its history and collective memory. Collector (L.B) adclb-knr-coll[at]telangana[dot]gov[dot]in: 8978869183: V. Kranthi, I.A.S., Municipal Commissoner,Karimnagar: 9849905876: Sri V.B. [35] That is nearly equal to the total area of 80 football fields. These are sub-divided into sixteen mandals. [19] He formed astute political alliances, notably with the Malva king, Devagupta, to counteract the combined might of the Kanauj-Thaneshwar coalition. [2] The district shares boundaries with Peddapalli, Jagityal, Sircilla, Siddipet, Jangaon, Warangal urban and Jayashankar Bhupalapally districts. Bills. The district is spread over an area of 2,128 square kilometres (822 sq mi). Hospitals. Largest and Biggest city in Peddapalli District is Ramagundam.The District Shares Boundaries with Mancherial, Karimnagar, Jagtial and Jayashankar Bhupalpally Districts. [6], The below table categorizes 16 mandals into their respective revenue divisions in the district:[7], Granite industry of the district include, Tan Brown and Maple Red variety of granite. [6], In some sources, Shashanka is described as a tribal leader.[7]. [8], This article is about the district. Historian D K Ganguly is reported to have concluded that he was a native of Magadha.[5]. Karimnagar is a city in the Indian state of Telangana.During the Nizam era, ... District Collector & Magistrate Shri K Shashanka IAS. So, students should try to learn everything in the schools and discuss their doubts with teachers by setting aside fear and shyness, Shashanka said while interacting with students in Chamanpalli. Sen describes Shashanka as a 'military adventurer', not unlike Yasodharman. Shashanka (IAST: Śaśāṃka) was the first independent king of a unified polity in the Bengal region, called the Gauda Kingdom and is a major figure in Bengali history. D. C. Sircar (1990) reports that the Gauda army also fielded a strong elephant corps in Kamarupa. [27][28], Ramesh Chandra Majumdar states that this account is doubtful because it was written centuries after the alleged persecution,[29] and that it is "unsafe to accept the statements recorded in this book as historical". Profile; FIND SERVICES. This instruction was given at a pattana pragathi preparatory meeting held at the collectorate with municipal commissioners here on Saturday. Nagendranath Basu has argued that Shashanka was the son / descendant of Raja Karnadeva, who founded the city of Karnasubarna. He found Shashanka to be a potent symbol of Bengal's glorious past and future political aspirations. [citation needed], In 2006, the Indian government named undivided Karminagar district as one of the country's 250 most impoverished districts (out of 640). making land grants to Brahmins, as evidenced by the copperplate inscriptions from the era. 2. No conclusive evidence exists but it is possible that Shashanka, who joined the battle as an ally of Devagupta, murdered him. In Pala inscriptions, this time is called Matsyanyayam, implying times of 'jungle rule' when big fish swallow up small fish. Shashanka emerged as one of these ambitious local rulers, aiming to seize control of Gauda and its surrounding region. [2], He is the contemporary of Harsha and of Bhaskaravarman of Kamarupa. Schools. As king, Shashanka continued many Gupta-era traditions, e.g. Karimnagar is a major urban agglomeration and fifth largest City in the state. Like many pre-medieval Indian kings, Shashanka is said to have grasped the importance of consolidating his position. 3. Karimnagar: Collector K Shashanka has asked municipal commissioners to constitute ward committees in all municipalities to take up pattana pragathi programme to be held every soon. So Shashank's mother urged her son to do something for the villagers, so that they still had water during the lean season. As such he is a symbolic figure in the region's aspirations for independence and self-rule. He is also called Śaśānka Narendragupta, which initially lent credence to the claim that he was descended from the later Guptas. Municipalities. The government in its orders said Adilabad collector Sikta Patnaik would act as incharge collector of Mancherial. The name is derived from Sanskrit, as another name for the Moon. Though Shashanka remains known, and referred to, as the Lord of Gauda, his kingdom included more than just that region. The Varman king died early in the war, and his two sons stepped up. Highlights. Shashanka continued to rule Gauda with frequent attacks from Harsha, which he is known to have faced bravely. Later rulers built their edifices and monuments on older sites, and Pala kings even retained Shashanka's unique title of Gaureshwara (the lord of Gauda) for themselves. [10] The decline of the Gupta empire had left the disintegrating empire in chaos. Swami Vivekananda is one of the greatest personalities in India, … [7] Shashanka's legacy is closely related to that of the kingdom that he founded, and the kingdom that rose and fell with him. At its peak, Shashanka's kingdom and conquests included the following small kingdoms, provinces, principalities and feudatory estates (in alphabetical order):[7], Whether all of the above came into the folds of the kingdom during Shashanka's lifetime, is not known. 0:52. Shashanka (IAST: Śaśāṃka) was the first independent king of a unified polity in the Bengal region, called the Gauda Kingdom and is a major figure in Bengali history. The younger of the two would soon turn against the Gauda. Electricity. [15] The princes are described as fighting a mighty elephantry force. Whether Shashanka was a feudatory under the Maukharis or the Guptas is not known. Also, while Shashanka is known to have occupied both Kamrupa and Kanyakubja, he could/did not hold on to either for long. Shashanka first established himself in Gauda, and set his eyes on Magadha. 30.72%: Demographics • Literacy: 69.16% • Sex ratio: 993: Time zone: UTC+05:30 : Vehicle registration: TS–02: Website: karimnagar.nic.in: Karimnagar District Revenue divisions. He is currently serving as the District Collector of Gadwal. [30] Radhagovinda Basak states that there is no reason to believe that this 12th century Buddhist author had cherished any ill feeling about Shashanka, and he may have had reasons to describe the events as they occurred in the 7th century.[31]. 2. [20] But for a pre-medieval Indian king, endless battles, regicide, revenge and intrigue are not uncommon. Many historians and commentators argue that Shashanka was the first independent king of not only Gauda, but of Bengal. Shashanka and his allies fought a major war with the then emperor of Thanesar, Harsha, and his allies. 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