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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Later on, in the 11th century under the patronage of the then Vengi king, Rajaraja Narendrathe great epic, Mahabharata was translated partly by his court poet, Nannaya. Jainismunlike Buddhism, continued to enjoy some support from the people.

Vijayaditya II is credited with the construction of temples. Nilakanta Sastri; N Venkataramanayya Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Due to the widely spread Shiva devotional cult in the kingdom, the Eastern Chalukyan kings undertook construction of temples on a large scale. The Vengi territory was part of Ashoka ‘s empire and Satavahanas were the Mauryan feudatories administering the area. Their organisation into a powerful guild Nakaram which had its headquarters in Penugonda West Godavari and branches in seventeen other centres had its beginnings in this period.

This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Between AD andseveral minor dynasties ruled over parts of Andhra Pradesh recognising the authority of the Velanati Cholas nominally. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Sanskrit TeluguKannada. When the boy grew up, he became the ruler of Eastrn by the grace of the goddess Nanda Bhagavati. Seshan, University of Hyderabad.

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

All the temples were dedicated to Siva. During his reign, Eastern Chalukyas rule extended from Mahendragjri in the north to the Pulicat in the south. The territory was parcelled out into many small principalities estates chalukys by the nobility consisting of collateral branches of the ruling house such as those of Elamanchili, Pithapuram and Mudigonda, and vemgi few other families such as the Kona Haihayas HeheyaKalachuris, Kolanu Saronathas, ChagisParichedasKota VamsasVelanadus and Kondapadamatis, closely connected by marriage ties with the Eastern Chalukyas and families who were raised eaztern high position for their loyal services.


See Terms of Use for details. They were able to maintain their independence till the Chalukyas of Kalyani in AD overthrew the Rashtrakutas. Between andseveral other minor kingdoms ruled over parts of Andhra Pradesh accepting the authority of the Velanati Cholas. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

ByVengi was part of Kakatiya Empire and ruled by Musunuri Kamma kings easterrn subordinates to Kakatiyas until their downfall in The Golingeswara temple at Biccavolu contains some richly carved out sculptures of deities like Arthanarisvara, Siva, Vishnu, Agni, Chamundi and Surya.

He too was defeated by Rashtrakuta Dhruva and offered his daughter Seelamahadevi to Dhruva in marriage.

The Chalukyas of Vengi emerged from came from the Chalukyas of Badami. He appears to have undertaken conquests and extended his kingdom. Rajaraja I utilised the claim of one of these princes, Saktivarma, as a pretext for intervening in the affairs of Vengi. History of Kannada Literature: Jayasimha I was a worshipper of Vishnu. The Eastern Chalukyan government was a monarchy based on the Hindu philosophy.

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

The Vengi Chalukyas ruled coastal Andhra as independent sovereigns for more than four and a half centuries from AD to The Pallava rule, which was earlier eclipsed by the onslaught of the Kalabhras, was revived during the last quarter of the 6th century AD by Simhavishnu, a scion of the Pallava ruling easterm and was firmly established at Kanchi. Puranic dharma was prevalent along with Jaina faith.

From the 11th century onward, the dynasty started claiming legendary lunar dynasty origins. Shunga Empire Maha-Meghavahana Dynasty. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.


Though they were originally of Kannada stock, they patronised Telugu and gave fillip to it. 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.

In the late 5th century, the Salankayanas were annexed by the Vishnukundinas. During this period the Buddha was worshipped as Vishnu and as such Buddhism lost its separate identity.

The Brahmins were held in high esteem in the society. Yet a sketchy picture can be formed. Throughout their history the Eastern Chalukyas were the cause of many wars between the more powerful Cholas and Western Chalukyas. The Jatara used to start at Chebrolu in the Guntur district and reach Vijayawada and from there it returned to Chebrolu. Chronology of the Telugu peopleAndhra Pradeshand Telangana history. 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.

He started on a campaign to the south and achieved some notable success. In the meanwhile, the Rashtrakutas of Malkhed ousted Chalukyas of Badami. The inscriptions refer to the traditional seven components of the state Saptangaand the eighteen Tirthas Officessuch as: This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

Whatever their personal faith, the Chalukyan mlers showed religious toleration as a policy. After Amoghavarsha’s death, Vijayaditya made the state independent. Precolonial India in Practice: Contemporaries to the Oc Chalukyas were the Eastern Gangas vrngi the northeast and the Pallavas in the south.