Velamas are one of the ancient and powerful communities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. They ruled parts of Andhra Pradesh for several centuries. The history of Velamas is as old as telugu bravery. Their military exploits form an important part of Telugu tradition, history and folklore. The battles of Palnadu, Bobbili and their battles on behalf of Kakatiya and Vijaynagar empires speak volumes about the martial spirit, chivalry and fearless nature of these warriors.