On the Chalukyas of the Vengi kingdom of the 7th to 10th cent. Social and cultural life of the eastern Chalukyas of Vengi. Front Cover. Ramamurty. [A.P.] Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Oriental Research Institute – History – The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi. Front Cover. N. Ramesan. Andhra Pradesh Sahithya Akademi, – Andhra Pradesh (India) – 63 pages.

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Retrieved 13 September He called himself as Kaviraja Sikhamani. Badami Chalukyas Pulakeshin I. He was successful in seating Saktivarma on the throne of Vengi and, from that time, the Vengu Chalukyas played a role subservient to the Cholas. Throughout their history the Eastern Chalukyas were the cause of many wars between the more powerful Cholas chaljkyas Western Chalukyas over the control of the strategic Vengi country. He was followed by his son Jayasimha I, who ruled from AD to As the provincial rulers had internal freedom in the process of administration, it is likely that the administration was feudalized and decentralized.

Since the time of Gunaga Vijayaditya, inscriptions show Telugu stanzas, culminating in the production of literary works. They continued ruling the region as feudatories of the Cholas until CE. Epigraphical and literary sources do not provide adequate evidences to construct the state of government and society. Throughout their history the Eastern Chalukyas were the cause of many wars between the more powerful Cholas and Western Chalukyas. Shunga Empire Maha-Meghavahana Dynasty.

Temples were built which played an important role in the religious life of the people and the temples of Siva at Chalukya Bhimavaram and Draksharama are among them.


They divided their territory into administrative divisions like Rstra, Vishaya and Kottams for administrative convenience. He appears to have undertaken conquests and extended his kingdom. From the 7th century AD onwards, the Pallavas has to face the expanding Chalukya power.

Seshan, University of Hyderabad. He translated a Sanskrit treatise on mathematics entitled Sarasatigrahaganita, written by Mahaviracharyulu. Vishnuvardhana extended his dominions up to Srikakulam in the north and Nellore in the south. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Eastern Chalukyas – Wikipedia

Social tensions were not visibly present during this period. The Chalukyas of Vengi branched off from the Chalukyas of Badami.

Puranic dharma was prevalent along with Jaina faith. His Vipparla epigraph happens to be one of the earliest Telugu records and it helps us to know the evolution of Telugu language.

The weak rulers of Vengi had to meet the challenge of the Rashtrakutas, who overran their kingdom more than once. The king was not an absolute autocrat and was assisted by a council of ministers in the business of general administration. The same metre is also found in Yudhamalla’s Bezwada inscription. Ammaraja drove away Danarnava and occupied the Chalukyan throne and once again there was conflict between Danarnava and Ammaraja and by ADDanarnava occupied the Chalukya throne.

There is a belief that they were the ancestors of the feudatories of the later Satavahanas and the Ikshvakus of Vijayapuri. The first known ruler of this dynasty was Indravarma 6th century AD. Vijayaditya II is credited with the construction of temples.


Eastern Chalukyas

They started out be as governors of the Chalukyas of Badami in the Deccan region. Views Read Edit View history. The Golingeshvara temple at Biccavolu contains some richly carved out sculptures of deities like ArdhanarishvaraShiva, VishnuAgniChamundi and Surya.

Grameyaka or the Rastrakutamohattaro, i. Saktivarma regained the Eastern Chalukyan throne in AD Chalukya Bhima I was responsible for the construction of Bhimeswara temple at Samarlakota and at Draksharama.

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In the meanwhile, the Rashtrakutas of Malkhed ousted Chalukyas of Badami. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Role of Chalukyas of Vengi and its Polity During Post-Gupta Period

The Chalukyas claim themselves to be the descendants of Hariti and belonging to Manavasyagotra like the Andhrabhiityas and the Kadambas of the Puranic lore. Subsequently, they became a sovereign power, and ruled the Vengi region of present-day Andhra Pradesh until c. Then periods with weak rulers followed. This article needs additional citations for verification.

The rule of the Vemulavada Chalukyas coincided with that of the Rashtrakutas. They had faced many wars for the next three centuries from Rashtrakutas and others.

Vengi – Wikipedia

There was no Eastern Chalukya ruler who could fight against them. Though they were originally of Kannada stock, they patronised Telugu and gave fillip to it. The population in the Vengi country was heterogeneous in character.

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