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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Eastern or Vejgi Chalukyas a collateral branch of the Vatapi lineage, played an important role in the history of Andhradesa for more than four centuries. The then Rashtrakuta ruler Amoghavarsha treated him as his ally and after Amoghavarsha’s death, Vijayaditya proclaimed independence.
Retrieved from ” https: Vimaladitya even became a declared follower of the doctrine of Mahavira. Since the time of the Eastern Chalukya Od Vijayaditya, inscriptions show Telugu prose and poetry, culminating in the production of literary works.
Then followed a period of unrest characterised by family feuds and weak rulers. 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. They held assignments of land or revenue in different villages. It was subsequently moved to Rajamahendravaram modern Rajahmundry.
His dynasty, known as the Eastern Chalukyas, ruled for a century. Buddhismwhich was dominant during the Satavahanas was in decline.
They held lucrative posts such as councillors, ministers and members of civil service. Then periods with weak rulers followed. His pregnant widow was given shelter by Vishnubhatta Somayaji of Mudivemu modern Jammalamadugu.
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This mathematical work of Mahaviracharyulu contains a chapter on mensuration, measurement of shadows, proper and mixed fractions and the theory of numbers.
Hinduism enjoyed the status of a national religion throughout the kingdom. Most of the Eastern Chalukyan rulers were Saivities calling themselves Paramamahehsvaras. Yet a sketchy picture can be formed. Eastern Chalukyasalso known as the Chalukyas of Vengiwere a dynasty that ruled parts of South India between the 7th and 12th centuries.
venfi This insulated the Eastern Chalukyas from the interference of the Western Chalukyas who sought to make the Eastern Chalukyas as their subordinates. Vakataka dynasty Empire of Harsha. But the latter did not rule directly and thought it prudent to leave the kingdom to the feudatories themselves in lieu of nominal allegiance.
Between AD andseveral minor dynasties ruled over parts of Andhra Pradesh recognising the authority of the Velanati Cholas nominally.
Nanne Choda of the Telugu Chola family was his contemporary. The Eastem Chalukyan rule provided an identity to the coastal Andhras.
The Eastern Chalukyas occupied a prominent place in the history of Andhra Pradesh. As a result the Chalukyas of Vengi became pawns in the Chola-Chalukya struggle esstern supremacy over Vengi area. The Eastern Chalukyas took interest in the construction of temples. External influences still continued to be present as the Eastern Chalukyas had long and intimate contact, either friendly or hostile, with the Pallavasthe Rashtrakutasthe Cholas and the Chalukyas of Kalyani. 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.
The Brahmins were held in high esteem in the society. The inscriptions refer to the traditional seven components of the state Saptangaand the eighteen Tirthas Officessuch as: The same metre is also found in Yudhamalla’s Bezwada inscription. It seems there used to be a minister for communal affairs Samaya Mantri in the government. They started out be as governors of the Chalukyas of Badami in the Deccan region. The Komatis Vaishyas were a flourishing trading community.
Before his death in AD he lost his throne and regained it by fighting with the Chalukyas of Kalyani and ultimately he became an ally of the Chalukyas of Kalyani. The Jatara used to start at Chebrolu in the Guntur district and reach Vijayawada and from there it returned to Chebrolu. Badami Chalukyas Pulakeshin I. He appointed his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana as the governor of the new territory in CE.
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.
Their love of intrigue and fighting was responsible for civil war for two centuries. Jayasimha I was a worshipper of Vishnu.
The earliest Pallava ruler was Virakurcha and the most famous of them was Trilochana Pallava.