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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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Jayasimha I was followed by his brother Indrabhattaraka, who ruled for a very short period. The Eastem Chalukyan rule provided an identity to the coastal Andhras. The Shudras constituted the bulk of the population and there were several sub-castes among them.

Eastern Chalukyasalso known as the Chalukyas of Vengiwere a dynasty that ruled parts of South India between the 7th and 12th centuries. Between andseveral other minor kingdoms ruled over parts of Andhra Pradesh accepting the authority of the Velanati Cholas.

Subsequently, they became a sovereign power, and ruled the Vengi region of present-day Andhra Pradesh until c. Enter Your Email Address. Jayasimha I was a worshipper of Vishnu. Retrieved 13 September See Terms of Use for details. Archived from the original on 6 December In its early life, the Eastern Chalukya court was essentially a republic of Badamiand as generations passed, local factors gained in strength and the Vengi monarchy developed features of its own.

Interestingly, Mallanna was a Saivite and Mahaviracharyulu was as a Jaina. Nanne Choda of the Telugu Chola family was his contemporary.

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

The well-known Mahasena temple at Chebrolu was constructed by them. An inscription noticed at Manchikallu, near Macherla in Guntur district is the earliest eashern record of the Pallava family. The first known ruler of this dynasty was Indravarma 6th century AD.


Jainism lingered on, and an appreciable section of the people paid homage to the Tirthankaras. During the tenure of the later Chalukyas, a newchapterbegan in fastern history of the Telugus.

Though incomplete, his work is acclaimed as a masterpiece of Telugu literature. Yet a sketchy picture can be formed.

Northwestern India Punjab – Sapta Sindhu. Sanskrit TeluguKannada.

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His pregnant widow was given shelter by Vishnubhatta Somayaji of Mudivemu modern Jammalamadugu. This page was last changed on 19 Augustat Vimaladitya even became a declared follower of the doctrine of Mahavira. They divided their territory into administrative divisions like Rstra, Vishaya and Kottams for administrative convenience.

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 Chalukya kingdom is shown ot the eastern coast. It seems there used to be a minister for communal affairs Samaya Mantri in the government.

Please help to chaljkyas this article by introducing more precise citations. The Jatara of Mahasena at Chebrolu was a famous spectacle of this period. His Satuluru copper plate grant records his victories over the Pallavas and the Pandyas. The Eastern Chalukyan government was a monarchy based on the Hindu philosophy.

The Chalukyas of Vengi branched off from the Chalukyas of Badami.

As a result the Chalukyas of Vengi became pawns in the Chola-Chalukya struggle for supremacy over Vengi area. An erudite scholar, he was well-versed in the VedasShastras and the ancient epics, and undertook the translation of the Mahabharata into Telugu. Throughout their history the Eastern Chalukyas were the cause of many wars between the more powerful Cholas and Western Chalukyas. Their descendant Vijayaditya was killed in a battle with Trilochana Pallavaduring an chalukas in Dakshinapatha Deccan.


But the extermination of the Chalukyas of Badami by the Rashtrakutas gave respite to the Pallavas to consolidate their power.

Upper Gangetic Plain Kuru – Panchala. He had his capital at Dantapura, but later shifted to Kalinganagara Mukhalingam in Srikakulam district. After him the Chalukyan power began ezstern decline due to wars of succession among the brothers and their children. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Yuddhamalla I built a temple to Kartikeya at Bezawada. There is a view that the Eastern Chalukyas also followed the hereditary monarchical form of government, wherein the king was the head of the civil, military and judicial branches. Venkataramanayya suggests that there were three definite stages in the history of his reign: The Kshatriyas were the ruling class. 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.

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

The king was not an absolute autocrat and was assisted by a council of ministers in the business of general administration. The Vengi territory was part of Ashoka ‘s empire and Satavahanas were the Mauryan feudatories administering the area.

The Eastern Gangas appeared in the political scene off the close of the 5th century AD as rulers of Orissa.