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Kota Vamsa was a medieval dynasty which ruled in parts of the modern-day Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The Kotas belonged to Dhananjaya gotra. Kota chiefs ruled Kammanadu with Dharanikota as capital. Kota Kings belonged to the Shudra varna.[1]

Kota kings, who followed the varna system, practised religious tolerance and patronised both Jainism and Hinduism. They favoured Shaivism and their family god was Amareswara of Amaravati. They built several Hindu temples during their reign.


  1. ^ Sastry, P. V. Parabhrama (1978). N. Ramesan, ed. The Kākatiyas of Warangal. Hyderabad: Government of Andhra Pradesh