Two rebel princes of the Eastern Chalukya family sought refuge in his court. They were able to maintain their independence till the Chalukyas of Kalyani in AD overthrew the Rashtrakutas. At this time, the Rashtrakutas removed the Western Chalukyas of Badami. The Vengi Chalukyas ruled coastal Andhra as independent sovereigns for more than four and a half centuries from AD to Their love of intrigue and fighting was responsible for civil war for two centuries. ByVengi was part of Kakatiya Empire and ruled by Musunuri Kamma kings as subordinates to Kakatiyas until their downfall in Due to the widely spread Shiva devotional cult in the kingdom, the Eastern Chalukyan kings undertook construction of temples on a large scale.
|Published (Last):||3 June 2008|
|PDF File Size:||7.77 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||4.34 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
The Satavahanas lasted for the next four hundred years after which the Pallavas and Eastern Chalukyas took control of the kingdom. Pulakesin II, the renowned ruler of Chalukyas conquered Vengi at a battle near Eluru in from Vishnukundinas and installed his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana as its ruler.
His dynasty, known as the Eastern Chalukyas, ruled for a century. Vishnuvardhana extended his dominions up to Srikakulam in the north and Nellore in the south. They had faced many wars for the next three centuries from Rashtrakutas and others. The Western Chalukya king Satyashraya tried to amalgamate the two dynasties, but was not successful due to the constant battles with the Paramaras and the Cholas. To counter the interference of the Western Chalukyas, Rajaraja supported Saktivarman I, an Eastern Chalukya prince who was in exile in the Chola country.
He invaded Vengi in to restore Saktivarman to the Eastern Chalukya throne. Saktivarman finally got his throne back in and consented to recognise the Rajaraja overlordship. Later Cholas[ edit ] Vengi was part of kingdom of Later Cholas during the 12th century. Later kingdoms[ edit ] Between and , several other minor kingdoms ruled over parts of Andhra Pradesh accepting the authority of the Velanati Cholas. By , Vengi was part of Kakatiya Empire as subordinates to Kakatiyas until their downfall in Literature[ edit ] Vengi has occupied a prominent place in the history of Andhra Pradesh since the time of Eastern Chalukyas.
They patronised Telugu. Since the time of the Eastern Chalukya Gunaga Vijayaditya, inscriptions show Telugu prose and poetry, culminating in the production of literary works.
Later on, in the 11th century under the patronage of the then Vengi king, Rajaraja Narendra , the great epic, Mahabharata was translated partly by his court poet, Nannaya.
Old Kannada inscription on victory pillar, Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal , — CE While opinions vary regarding the early origins of the Chalukyas, the consensus among noted historians such as John Keay , D. Sircar , Hans Raj, S. Sen, Kamath , K. Ramesh and Karmarkar is that the founders of the empire at Badami were native to the modern Karnataka region.
EASTERN CHALUKYAS OF VENGI PDF
Nannaya is held in high regard as the person who revived the Telugu language. This work, which is rendered in the Champu style, is chaste and polished and of a high literary merit. The history of southern India covers a span of over four thousand years during which the region saw the rise and fall of a number of dynasties and empires. The period of known history of the region begins with the Iron age period until the 14th century CE. These Dynasties constantly fought amongst each other and against external forces when Muslim armies invaded southern India. Vijayanagara empire rose in response to the Muslim intervention and covered the most of southern India and acted as a bulwark against Mughal expansion into the south.
Far East Kingdoms
Shajin The Eastern Chalukyas took interest in the construction of temples. Sangam period continued BC — AD. He appointed his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana the governor of this newly acquired territory in CE. The Eastern Chalukya kingdom is shown on the eastern coast.