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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Gupta Empire Varman dynasty. Society, Region, and Identity in Medieval Andhra. The Chalukyas claim themselves to be the descendants of Hariti and belonging to Manavasyagotra like the Andhrabhiityas and the Kadambas of the Puranic lore.

Vijayaditya II is credited with the construction of temples. Vijayaditya II is said to have constructed temples. The Eastern Chalukyas occupied a prominent place in the history of Andhra Pradesh. They divided their territory into administrative divisions like Rstra, Vishaya and Kottams for administrative convenience.

Originally, the capital of the Eastern Chalukyas was located at the Vengi city modern Pedavegi near Eluru. In the late 5th vemgi, the Salankayanas were annexed by the Vishnukundinas.

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

Following Ashoka’s death and the decline of the Mauryas, Satavahana Simuka aestern the Satavahana dynasty, which came to include even the Magadha and Bengal at its height. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. At this time, the Rashtrakutas removed the Western Chalukyas of Badami.

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Views Read Change Change source View history. External influences still continued to be chaluktas as the Eastern Chalukyas had long and intimate contact, either friendly or hostile, with the Pallavasthe Rashtrakutasthe Cholas and eastrn Chalukyas of Kalyani. They held lucrative posts such as councillors, ministers and members of civil service. Chalukya Bhima I was responsible for the construction of Bhimeswara temple at Samarlakota and at Draksharama. Social tensions were not visibly present during this period.

From the 11th century onward, the dynasty started claiming legendary lunar dynasty origins. Eastern Chalukyasalso known as the Chalukyas of Vengiwas a dynasty that ruled parts of South India.

This page was last edited on 5 Decemberat Hinduism was the prominent religion of the Eastern Eatsern kingdom, with Shaivism being more popular than Vaishnavism. Another inscription notes that Narayana-Bhatta, who assisted Nannaya-Bhatta in composing the Bharatawas also a Kannada poet and was granted a village by Rajaraja Narendra in for his contribution.


In recent times, A. Andhra Pradesh Sahithya Akademi. Puranic dharma was prevalent along with Jaina faith.


The Eastern Chalukyan rulers were also patrons of art and letters and they showed religious tolerance by patronizing Brahmanical as well as Jaina faiths. Chalukya Bhima had chakukyas sons Danarnava and Ammaraja through different wives.

The Vengi or Venginadu is a region spread over the mandals of Godavari and Krishna districts. Kalabhra dynasty Pandyan Kingdom Under Kalabhras. The first known ruler of this dynasty was Indravarma 6th century AD.

Eastern Chalukyas

The temple establishments like dancers and musicians show that during this period, temples were not only a centre of religious worship but a fostering ground for fine arts.

The well-known Mahasena temple at Chebrolu was constructed by them.

The Jatara of Mahasena at Chebrolu eaastern a famous spectacle of this period. This was the main feature of their polity. The Eastem Chalukyan rule provided an identity to the coastal Andhras.