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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Since the time of Gunaga Vijayaditya, inscriptions show Telugu stanzas, culminating in the production of literary works. When the boy grew up, he became the ruler of Dakshinapatha by the grace of the goddess Nanda Bhagavati. After him the Chalukyan power began to decline due to wars of succession among the brothers and their children. The inscriptions also record the construction of Jain temples and grants of land for their support from the monarchs and the people. He appointed his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana the governor of this newly acquired territory in CE.

Venkataramanayya suggests that there were three definite stages in the history of his reign: Ramesanp. Xuanzangwho travelled in the Andhra country after the establishment of the Eastern Chalukya kingdom, noted that the people were of a violent character, were of a dark complexion and were fond of arts.

Subsequently, they became a sovereign power, and ruled the Vengi region of present-day Andhra Pradesh until c.

Due to their love of sacred relics in stupas, a few might have lingered on, Xuanzang noticed some twenty or more Buddhist monasteries in which more than three thousand monks lived.

But the latter did not rule directly and thought it prudent to leave the kingdom to the feudatories themselves in lieu of nominal allegiance.

They divided their territory into administrative divisions like Rstra, Vishaya and Kottams for administrative convenience.


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

History and culture of the Eastern Chalukyan period could be constructed with the help of nearly a hundred copper plates and a number of lithic records found in different parts of Andhradesa.

History of Kannada Literature: Gupta Empire Varman dynasty. Hinduism was the prominent religion of the Eastern Chalukya kingdom, with Shaivism being more popular than Vaishnavism. There is a belief that they were the ancestors of the feudatories of the later Satavahanas and the Ikshvakus of Vijayapuri. Puranic dharma was prevalent along with Jaina faith. The first known ruler of this dynasty was Indravarma 6th century AD.

Their descendant Vijayaditya was killed in a battle with Trilochana Pallavaduring an expedition in Dakshinapatha Deccan.

Buddhismwhich was dominant during the Satavahanas was in decline. Jayasimha II ruled from AD to after which started the internecine war between cousins for the throne. The Eastern Chalukyan rulers were also patrons of art and letters and they showed religious tolerance by patronizing Brahmanical as well as Jaina faiths.

The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – N. Ramesan – Google Books

The weak rulers of Vengi had to meet the challenge of the Rashtrakutas, who overran their kingdom more than once. We also notice the practice of people taking to new professions leaving aside the assigned professions by dharmasastric tradition. Vishnuvardhana extended his dominions up to Srikakulam in the north and Nellore in the south. Northwestern India Punjab – Sapta Sindhu. Epigraphical and literary sources do not provide adequate evidences to construct the state of government and society.

The Gangas ruled with their capital in Andhra for nearly five centuries, until it was shifted to Cuttack at the end of the 11th century AD The early Eastern Gangas were ruling a small territory in Srikakulam district in the Telugu land. They started out be as governors of the Chalukyas of Badami in eastedn Deccan region.


Shunga Empire Maha-Meghavahana Dynasty. The territory was parcelled out into many small principalities estates held by the nobility consisting of collateral branches of the ruling house such as those of Elamanchili, Pithapuram and Mudigonda, and a few other families such as the Kona Haihayas VenfiKalachuris, Kolanu Saronathas, ChagisParichedasKota VamsasVelanadus and Kondapadamatis, closely connected by marriage ties with the Eastern Chalukyas and families who were raised to high position for their loyal services.

Eastern Chalukyasalso known as the Chalukyas of Vengiwere a dynasty that ruled parts of South India between the 7th and 12th centuries. Badami Chalukyas Pulakeshin I.

Eastern Chalukyas

They held lucrative posts such as councillors, ministers and members of civil service. He acquired the Pali banner the symbol of the insignia of Rashtrakuta, imperial title of Vallabha and proclaimed himself the Lord Paramount of the entire Dakshinapatha.

From the 11th century onward, the dynasty started claiming legendary lunar dynasty origins. The earliest Pallava ruler was Virakurcha and the most famous of them was Trilochana Pallava. The Mahasena temple at Chebrolu became famous for its annual Jatrawhich involved a procession of the deity’s idol chalukyaa Chebrolu to Vijayawada and back.

An inscription noticed at Manchikallu, near Macherla in Guntur vnegi is the earliest epigraphical record of the Pallava family. Sign In Sign Out. Narayana Bhatta who was proficient in eight languages assisted him in his endeavour.

The Early History of the Deccan Parts. Jainismunlike Buddhism, continued to enjoy some support from the people.

Jayasimha I was a worshipper of Vishnu.