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For the upcoming film, see Rudramadevi (film).
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Statue of Rani Rudhramadevi
Successor Prataparudra 2
Father Ganapathideva
Born Rudhramadevi

Rani Rudhramadevi (1259−1289AD) was one of the most prominent rulers of the Kakatiya dynasty on the Deccan Plateau, being one of the few ruling queens in Indian history.

She was born, as Rudramba (Rudra-Amba) to King Ganapathideva (or Ganapatideva, or Ganapathi Devudu), who ruled at Warangal,(Now in Telangana) the capital of Kakateeya Dynasty that had sway on most of Telangana & Andhra Pradhesh during 13th century. Rudramma was formally designated as a son through the ancient Putrika ceremony[1] and given the male name of Rudradeva.[2] When she was only fourteen years old, Rani Rudramma Devi succeeded her father. Rudramadevi was married to Veerabhadra, Eastern Chalukyan prince of Nidadavolu.[3]


  1. ^ Jolly, Julius; Outlines of an History of the Hindu Law of Partition, Inheritance, and Adoption: As Contained in the Original Sanskrit Treatises, Thacker, Spink and Company, 1885, pp.144-150
    'An appointed daughter is either one who has been charged by a father devoid of male issue to perform the customary obsequies to him after his death, and, consequently, to become his heir himself.... In the first case, the Putrikā herself came to be regarded as a son and to take a very high rank among the twelve sons.... The son of the appointed daughter, Putrikāputra, is universally mentioned as an heir.'
  2. ^ Latif, Bilkees I.; Forgotten, Penguin Books India, Jan 1, 2010, p. 70
  3. ^ History of the Minor Chāḷukya Families in Medieval Āndhradēśa By Kolluru Suryanarayana [1]

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