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Subsequent to the fall of the Kakatiyas, the central and coastal districts of the present day Andhra Pradesh was ruled by the Reddi Dynasty. With Addanki as their capital, the Reddi dynasty ruled for about a hundred years (1328-1428). The capital was later shifted to Kondavidu. The Reddis were overthrown by the Vijayanagar and Gajapati kingdoms.

During 14th century, Prolayavema Reddi constructed the stepped lanes at Srisailam and Pathalaganga ( Krishna River). Kondapally hill fort, which is 20 km northwest of Vijayawada and Kondavid hill fort, which is 30 km west of Guntur, stands testimony to the architectural skills of the Reddi Kings. The structures symbolize a blend of Qutb Shahi and Hindu style of architecture. The Reddis were also great patrons of Telugu literature.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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