....Rama performed his duty sincerely in upholding the Sanatana Dharma, Saving the weak from the tyranny of the wicked rulers. Rama killed Ravana for harboring Rakshasas and letting loose Cannibalistic Rakshasas against Sages and Brahmanas. Kakutsthas were a great dynasty which not only upheld and patronized Sanatana dharma but also carried forward the legacy of Hindu Sanatana Dharma far and wide for posterity, if establishment of the present day Prang and Pushkalavati in Afghanistan, Prang in Ganderbal, Ayodhya in Northern India and Ayuthiya in Thailand are any indication.
(These texts are extracts from Chapter 16, Aparajitam in author's BOOK: "A Tribute to the Ancient World of India")
WE have noted in the beginning of this chapter that Ayodhtya is also called as Sarthaka. And we have also learnt that the Bodhisatvas who had lead caravans of merchants from Kosala were called as Sarthavahas. From this we can infer that Sarthavahas were none other than merchants from Sarthaka, capital of Kosala Rajya.
Satavahanas were referred to as one of the prominent dynasties of post Mauryan period. Historians believe that Satavahanas were one of the feudatories of Mauryas in South India. But let us know that earliest traces of Satavahanas in Southern peninusula were found in Western Maharashtra area. The famous Triambakeswar temple exists in this part of the land from where River Godavari originates. And actually this place is called as Nasik. Satavahanas are identified as Andhras after correlating names of kings of Andhras in Puranas and Kings referred in edicts of Satavahanas. That is why these people are called as Andhra Satavahanas by historians.
We have earlier noted that Kosala people are also called as Sarthavahas and Ayodhya was called as Sarthaka also. It is interesting to note that words Sarthavaha and Sathavaha have etymological similarity. So we can infer that Sathavahana people should be actually immigrants from Sarthaka country into the present day Maharashtra. These people must have established the famous Shiva linga of Triambakeswar at Nasik (remembering the Triambakeswara of legendary Tripuras). It should also be noted that later day Sathavahanas claim their ancestry to Lord Rama and called themselves as Ikshvakus. So in all probability we can say that Sathavahanas were one of the peoples who have emigrated from the Former Ayodhya (Harappa). They seem to have first settled in Maharashtra and later moved to the land between R. Krishna and R. Godavari, the present day Andhra Pradesh. And also moved to Madhura in deep south of the peninsula.
Their name Telugu obviously traces its origin from Tripuras. It is said that Shiva become Tripurantaka after he destroyed Tripuras when people of Tripuras stopped worshipping Shiva Linga. So there must be Three Lingas in the Three Cities prior to stopping of worshiping of Shiva Lingas by Tripura people. Etymologically Trilingas must have transformed into Telugu in due course of time like this,
Trilinga → Tilinga → Telinga → Teliga → Telugu