Q. The place “Dharanikota” is associated with which of the following?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Goa

[C] Maharashtra

[D] Andhra Pradesh

Answer: D

Explanation: On the ruins of the Satavahanas, in the eastern part of the peninsula (especially in the Krishna−Guntur region), arose the Ikshvakus.

  • They were probably a local tribe who adopted the exalted name of the Ikshavakus to demonstrate the antiquity of their lineage.
  • Many monuments and copper plate inscriptions at Nagarjunakonda and Dharanikota (Andhra Pradesh) belonged to them.

Source: Poonam Dahiya