On the Chalukyas of the Vengi kingdom of the 7th to 10th cent. This dynasty was a branch of the Chalukyas of Badami. Pulakesin II, the renowned ruler of Chalukyas conquered Vengi (near Eluru) in A.D and installed his. Jump to Vengi Chalukyas - The Eastern Chalukyas of the 7th and 8th century, were a branch of the Chalukyas of Badami. Pulakesin II, the renowned ruler.


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One peculiarity with this family is that it traced its descent from the Sun, while many other Chalukya families considered themselves eastern chalukyas of vengi of lunar descent.

The Cholas attained the status of a major power in south India under the valiant leadership of Rajaraja I A. Two rebel princes of the Eastern Chalukya family sought refuge in his court. Rajaraja I utilised the claim of eastern chalukyas of vengi of these princes, Saktivarma, as a pretext for intervening in the affairs of Vengi.

He was successful in seating Saktivarma on the throne of Vengi and, from that time, the Eastern Chalukyas played a role subservient to the Cholas. But the Telugu country became a cockpit of battles between the Cholas and the Chalukyas of Kalyani who supported a rival claimant to the throne of the Vengi each time.

The Eastern Chalukyas occupied a prominent place in the history of Andhra Pradesh.

Though they were originally of Kannada stock, they patronised Telugu and gave fillip to it. Since the time of Gunaga Vijayaditya, inscriptions show Telugu stanzas, culminating in the production of literary works.


India of AD was remarkably unchanged in terms of eastern chalukyas of vengi general distribution of the larger states - only the names had changed, although now there was a good deal more fracturing and regional rule by minor states or tribes click on map to view full sized - Son.

Briefly overthrown by Badappa and Tala II and later deposed.

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His dynasty, known as the Eastern Chalukyas, ruled for a century. Vishnuvardhana extended his dominions up to Srikakulam in the north and Nellore in the south.

They eastern chalukyas of vengi faced many wars for the next three centuries from Rashtrakutas and others. Epigraphical and literary sources do not provide adequate evidences to construct the state of government and society.

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Yet a sketchy picture can be formed. There is a view that the Eastern Eastern chalukyas of vengi also followed the hereditary monarchical form of government, wherein the king was the head of the civil, military and judicial branches.

In recent times, A. The king was not an absolute autocrat and was assisted by a council of ministers in the business of general administration. They divided their territory into administrative divisions like Rstra, Vishaya and Kottams for administrative convenience.

Rastras were kept under the control of the collateral branches of the ruling house such as Chalukyas of Elamanchili, Mudigonda, Pithapuram and Srikurmam.

As the provincial rulers eastern chalukyas of vengi internal freedom in the process of administration, it is likely that the administration was feudalized and decentralized. This was the main feature of their polity.

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Grameyaka or the Rastrakutamohattaro, i. Besides Gremeyaka there existed a government nominee or representative directly looking after the village administration.


It is generally believed that the social structure was based on Vamasrama model though it seems to be less rigid. We also notice eastern chalukyas of vengi practice of people taking to new professions leaving aside the assigned professions by dharmasastric tradition. Social tensions were not visibly present during this period.


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.