Indian History

Pallavas

  • Pallavas were the feudatories of the Satavahanas before they became independent.
  • After the downfall of Satavahana Empire Pallavas established independent kingdom.
  • Simhavishnu was the founder of Pallava dynasty. He defeated Kalabhras, Pandyas and Cholas.
  • He had the title of "Avanisimha" due to his victories.
  • Mahendravarma I succeeded Simhavishnu.
  • Narasimhavarma I, son of Mahendravarma, was the most prominent ruler of this dynasty.
  • During the reign of Nandivarman II the capital city of Kanchi was captured by Vikramaditya II, the Badami Chalukya ruler.
  • Nandivarma built Vaikunta Perumal and Mukteswara temple at Kanchipuram.
  • Aparajitha Varma was the last ruler of Pallavas.
  • He was defeated and killed by the Chola ruler Aditya I.
  • With this Pallava rule came to end in the south.
  • Pallava territories were occupied by the Aditya I.
  • Capital-Kanchi
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