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Eluru is a city and the district headquarters of West Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the fourteen municipal corporations in the state and also the mandal headquarters of Eluru mandal in Eluru revenue division. The city is situated on Tammileru river and was the capital of the Northern Circars. Census of India, the city had a population of. The city is well known for its wool-pile carpets and hand woven products.EtymologyDuring the Buddhist kingdom of Vengi, the city was known with the name, Helapuri. It was also known with names such as, Ellore, Ellora.HistoryHistory of Eluru dates back to the 2nd century and has great prominence in the history of Andhra. Vengi near Eluru was capital of Andhra from the 2nd century to the 12th century, ruled by Salankayanas, Vishnukudinas, and Eastern Chalukyas. Vengi was the capital city of Andhradesa for many years than any other city in Andhra Pradesh. Eluru was part of the Buddhist kingdom of Vengi.Salankayanas (3rd century AD to 5th century):Salankayana ruled from the 3rd century AD to the 5th century AD. They were known as Salankayana after the Gotra name. They were the feudatories of Ikshvakus. They ruled near vengi area, with Vengi (Eluru) as the capital. Salankayana is another of the Phantom kingdoms of Andhra for Indologists. Their date is fixed based on Samudra Gupta inscription mention of Hastivarman of Vengi.Eluru is in West Godavari District. With our online itinerary creator, India vacations can be built around trips to Eluru and other destinations in India.
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