History- Andhra Pradesh History- Ikshvakus

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Andhra Pradesh History



1-The Andhra Ikshvakus established a kingdom along the Krishna River in the second half of the second century CE. Their capital was Vijayapuri (Nagarjunakonda).

2-The Ikshvakus left inscriptions at Nagarjunakonda, Jaggayyapeta, Amaravati and Bhattiprolu, and their rulers observed the Vedic religion.

3-In the Puranas, the Andhra Ikshvakus are called Sriparvatiyas (rulers of Sriparvata) and Andhrabhrityas (servants of the Andhras).

4-Santamula I founded the Ikshvaku dynasty, performing the Asvamedha, Agnihotra, Agnistoma and Vajapeya sacrifices to proclaim his imperial status.

5-Virapurushadatta was the son and successor of Santamula through his wife, Madhari.

6-Ehuvula Santamula (Santamula II), Virapurushadata’s son, ruled after a short Abhira interregnum.

7-Rudrapurushadatta was an Ikshvaku ruler mentioned in inscriptions from Gurajala in Guntur district.

8-The Ananda Gotrikas (335-425) ruled coastal Andhra from their capital, Kapotapuram.

9-From about 300 to 440, after the fall of the Ikshvakus, the Salankayanas ruled part of the east coast from Vengi.

10-The Pallava dynasty ruled South India from the fourth to the eighth centuries from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu.

11-The Pallavas were noted for their patronage of Dravidian architecture, examples of which survive in Mahabalipuram.

12-During the eighth century, the Pallavas were succeeded by the Chola dynasty.

13-The Vishnukundina dynasty ruled in the Deccan and South India in the 5th and 6th centuries CE.

14- The Chinese traveller Xuanzang visited Kanchipuram (under Pallava rule)

15-The rajahs of Vizianagaram received the title of Gajapati after the 16th-century Battle of Nandapur in the Northern Circars.

16-The Chedi kingdom, in central and western India, was first ruled by Paurava kings and later by Yadav kings.

17-The Haihaya kingdom (haya means “horse”) was one of a number kingdoms ruled by Chandravamsha Kshatriya kings in central and western India.

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