Raichur is a district in the Karnataka district of Karnataka. The population of Raichur district as per the census of the year is Rs. There are 8 taluks in Raichur district: Raichur, Devadurga, Sindhonur, Manavi, Lingasugur, Muski, Siriwara and. District headquarters Raichur city. It is 5 km from Bangalore. M. In the distance.
One of the most important inscriptions in the country about the Samrat Ashoka, the Masky Inscription found in the Musky taluk of the district is a historical testimony to the rich history of Raichur.
The people of this district played an important role in the Indian independence movement and the subsequent liberation of the Hyderabad province. Raichur Fort Raichur is one of the historical attractions of Raichur city. Another highlight of Raichur is that it was a battleground during the reigns of the Vijayanagara Empire and the Bahmani Dynasty. Raichur district was a part of Hyderabad state until the state was reorganized on November 1, 1956. The recorded history of the district dates back to the reign of the great Mauryan Emperor Asoka (273 – 236 BC). At that time, the region was under the administration of Ashoka’s viceroy or Mahamatra. At the dawn of the Christian era, the district appears to have been part of the kingdom of Satavahanas. The rulers of the 3rd and 4th centuries AD seem to have stood on Raichur for a while, which later appears to belong to the Kadamba realms. The next empire of importance to rule the region was the Chalukyas of Badami. According to an inscription from Aihole, Pulekesh-2, who defeated the Pallavas, conquered the region and made his own kingdom under the rule of his son Adityavarma. The present Raichur district was incorporated into the rule of the Rashtrakutas, who came to power in the eighth century, as can be seen from the inscriptions of that period. According to an inscription in the Manavi Taluk, a world ruler under Rashtrakuta King Krishna II, Adedor ruled over two thousand provinces, that is, the present-day Raichur district. Nrupatunga, the Rashtrakuta king, described Koppal as the great Kopanagar in his Kannada work, Kavirajamarga.
Various inscriptions of the Chalukyas of welfare are found in various parts of the district, evidenced by the fact that the region was in their possession between the 10th and 12th centuries AD. It is learned from the inscription at Noli that during the reign of Chalukya Vikramaditya-5 in Lingasugar taluk, Adedor-province, ie, Raichur region, was ruled by his younger brother Jagadekamalla-1. Another inscription of Musky describes the place as the capital and refers to the reign of Jayasimha. However, the Chalukyas of Kalyana and the territory of Kalyana for the domination of the southern Chola kings and Raichur region had passed into the hands of the Cholas for some time. The Haihaas and the Sindhas seem to have ruled some parts of the region for some time. Later, after the fall of the Chalukyas, Raichur entered the hands of the Kalachuri kings. Then came the Kakatiyas in the 13th century. From the inscription on the fort-wall of Raichur, it is known that the original fort was built in 1294 AD by Rudrama Devi General Gore Gangai Reddy, Queen of Wakanal’s Kakatiya.
Raichur district has an eventful and rich beginning from the days of Mauryan King Ashoka. Various inscriptions, inscriptions of rocks and other documents, temples, forts and battlefields testify to this fact. Lie between two major states. In recent times it has been a part of the princely state of Hyderabad and since November 1, 1956, it has been a district of the state of Mysore.