Legends History :
Basing on ancient inscriptions, traditional accounts and historical evidences, the Rajus of Andhra are descendents of the following ancient clans:
Vishnukundina: A folktale claims Madhav Varma of the Vishnukundina dynasty led the original members of their gotras to Andhra.
Chalukyas: Chandravanshi Rajus are said to be descendents of Eastern Chalukyas.
Parichedis: The forefathers of the Pusapatis.
Kota Vamsa: Dharanikota Kings of Dhananjaya gotra.
Chagi: Forefathers of the Sagis and Vatsavais
Chedi (Haiheya-Kalachuri-Kona Chodas): Chodarajus
Gajapati and Eastern Ganga: Kurupam and Salur zamindars claim descent from them.
Matsya of Oddadi (Orissa), which is linked to ancient Matsya Kingdom: The zamindars of Madgole claim descent from them.
Rajus are classified into two sects (as per ancient Kshatriya tradition based on Vansh):
Suryavanshi (Sun Dynasty) include Vishnukundina, Paricheda, Kota Vamsa, Chola-Chalukyas (Cholas claimed Suryavanshi and Chalukyas were Chandravanshi, the two families merged) Eastern Ganga and Gajapati.
Chandravanshi (Lunar Dynasty) includes Eastern Chalukyas, , Kalachuris (Chedi-Haihaya), Saluva and Aravidu dyanasties of Vijayanagar.