Eastern Chalukyas, or Chalukyas of Vengi (Kannada: ಪೂರ್ವ ಚಾಲುಕ್ಯರು, Telugu: తూర్పు చాళుక్యులు), were a South Indian dynasty whose kingdom was located in the present day Andhra Pradesh. Their capital was Vengi (Pedavegi and Denduluru, near Eluru) and their dynasty lasted for around 500 years from the 7th century until c. 1130 C.E. when the Vengi kingdom merged with the Chola empire. The Vengi kingdom was continued to be ruled by Eastern Chalukyan kings under the protection of the Chola empire until 1189 C.E., when the kingdom succumbed to the Hoysalas and the Yadavas. They had their capital originally at Vengi now (Pedavegi, Chinavegi and Denduluru) near Eluru of the West Godavari district end later changed to Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry).
Eastern Chalukyas were closely related to the Chalukyas of Vatapi (Badami). Throughout their history they were the cause of many wars between the more powerful Cholas and Western Chalukyas over the control of the strategic Vengi country. The five centuries of the Eastern Chalukya rule of Vengi saw not only the consolidation of this region into a unified whole, but also saw the efflorescence of Telugu culture, literature, poetry and art during the later half of their rule. It can be said to be the golden period of Andhra history.
... to the widely spread Siva devotional cult in the kingdom the Eastern Chalukyan kings undertook construction of temples on a large scale ... Bhima I constructed the famous Draksharama and Chalukya Bhimavaram (Samalkot) temples ... The Eastern Chalukyas, following the Pallava and Chalukya traditions, developed their own independent style of architecture, which is visible in the Pancharama ...
... Pulakesi II conquered the eastern Deccan, corresponding to the coastal districts of modern Andhra Pradesh in 616, defeating the remnants of the ... Thus the Eastern Chalukyas were originally of Kannada stock ... After the decline of the Badami Chalukya empire in the mid-8th century, territorial disputes flared up between the Rashtrakutas, the new rulers of the western deccan, and the ...
... from the surroundings of Panchadharla, Dharapalem and Yelamanchili surrounding Hills of Eastern Ghats ... from Yelamanchili) was constructed by Eastern Chalukyas King Kubja Vishnuvardhan during 615 CE ... This area was under the Eastern Chalukyas ...
... The Eastern Chalukyas were a branch of the Chalukyas of Badami ... His dynasty, known as the Eastern Chalukyas, ruled for nearly four centuries in all ... The Eastern Chalukyas occupied a prominent place in the history of Andhra Pradesh ...
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