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Telaga is a community of Andhra and concentrated primarily in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh. The Telagas are one of the ancient Warrior Clans and Feudal Landlords of India who had links to all the major Ruling Dynasties of South India like Chalukya,Chola, Kakateeya and Vijayanagar. They have the caste titles Naidu, Dora which indicate their Feudal and Warrior past.Telagas are the most ancient Warrior clan of the Deccan and South India who specialized in warfare and took to agriculture during times of peace.The Origin of the Telagas can be traced back to the Western Chalukyan Expansion into Andhra region which happened in the 1st century A.D. The term Telaga was a derivation of the word Telingana.[4] Andhra was referred to as Telingana/Tri-Linga Desam in the ancient texts as it was the area that had three major Shivinsa-Aramas, thus was called Tri-Linga', and the people living there were called Telugus and the language spoken by the people there was called Telugu. It is easy to see from this that the Telugu warriors came to regarded as Telagas par excellence.The Kapu community is primarily concentrated in the Coastal Districts of Andhra. It is probably the oldest middle caste in Andhra along with the Yadava/Golla Community of A.P. and forms the bed rock of the state.They carry the Caste title Naidu which is a Derivation of the word Nayaka. The Nayaka/DandaNayaka could be found being under the Vishnukundini Dynasity of Andhra who ruled from the Krishna and Godavari Deltas during the 3rd Century A.D.

Kapu as a term is used to refer to Landowning or Agragarian Communities in Andhra Pradesh. Today the Land Owners are called Kapu by the Agricultural Laborers, and those who served as village heads were given the title of Reddy. This is the reason the title Reddy is found among the Kapu and Reddy castes.

They are heavily concentrated in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Kapu Branches

Balija is Primarily a Warrior/Trading community by Occupation they seem to have been formed by a small Social Change that seem to have occurred among some sections of the Kapu community the Original Balijas seem to have migrated form the Balijipeta, Srikakulam District According to some Historians. Veera Balaingyas were mentioned in Kakatiya inscriptions. They were powerful and wealthy merchants who were highly respected in Kakatiyan society. The Balijas had the title Setty and were primarily Tax collectors and Merchants. The following are the major Balija ruling clans or Dynasities which comprised the heart of Vijayanagar Empire. It is also said the great Emperor KrishnadevaRaya had a Balija/Kapu Origin.

Kasturi Nayadu, Peda Koneti Nayudu of the Vasarasi family of Balija caste ruled these Provinces.Most of the Balijas refer themselves as Kapu/Telaga in Andhra and as Munnuru Kapu in Telangana. But in Rayalaseema Area they are not referred as Kapu but as Balija/Setty Balija/Balija Naidu/Naidu here Kapu refers to Reddys another Community. However they retain the caste title Naidu

Balija Branches

Balija is Primarily a Warrior/Trading community by Occupation they seem to have been formed by a small Social Change that seem to have occurred among some sections of the Kapu community the Original Balijas seem to have migrated form the Balijipeta, Srikakulam District According to some Historians. Veera Balaingyas were mentioned in Kakatiya inscriptions. They were powerful and wealthy merchants who were highly respected in Kakatiyan society. The Balijas had the title Setty and were primarily Tax collectors and Merchants. The following are the major Balija ruling clans or Dynasities which comprised the heart of Vijayanagar Empire. It is also said the great Emperor KrishnadevaRaya had a Balija/Kapu Origin.

Kasturi Nayadu, Peda Koneti Nayudu of the Vasarasi family of Balija caste ruled these Provinces.Most of the Balijas refer themselves as Kapu/Telaga in Andhra and as Munnuru Kapu in Telangana. But in Rayalaseema Area they are not referred as Kapu but as Balija/Setty Balija/Balija Naidu/Naidu here Kapu refers to Reddys another Community. However they retain the caste title Naidu

Balija Branches

Munnuru Kapu's are primarily concentrated in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh. By Occupation they are Farmers. The name Munnuru seems to be of a recent origin, which means three hundred. They were a part of the Telaga community and were the Imperial guard of the Tanjore Nayaks. The nawabs of Hyderabad requested the Tanjore Nayaks to send a battalion of his best infantry and cavalry for his personal security. The Tanjore Nayak dispatched three hundred Telaga men and their families. The descendants of these three hundred families are now called Munnuru Kapu.

The Munnuru Kapu's have always been associated with one Kingdom or the other in the form of Interior Palace Guards like Tanjore Nayaks, Devarakonda, and Nizam etc.