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The Salankayanas were an ancient dynasty that ruled the part of Telangana and Andhra regions between Godavari and Krishna with their capital as Vengi, modern Pedavegi near Eluru in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India's from 300 to 440 AD. They were Brahmins and their name is derived from their symbol and gotra name, which stood for Nandi (the bull of Shiva). [1]

The Salankayanas succeeded the Andhra Ikshvaku dynasty and were vassals of the Pallava kings of southern India. During their time the script for Telugu and Kannada began to clearly separating from that of the other South Indian and North Indian languages.

In the late 5th century, the Salankayanas were conquered by Madhavarma II of the Vishnukundinas.

List of kings[edit]

  1. Hastivarma
  2. Nandi Varma
  3. Vijayadeva Varma
  4. Vijayanandi Varma

See also[edit]