Indian History

Rashtrakuta Dynasty-Dandtidurga

  • Rashtrakutas were the feudatories of Badami chalukyas before they became independent.
  • Rashtrakuta kingdom was established in 753 A.D. and ruled upto 973 AD.
  • Rashtrakutas belonged to Lattalura (modern Latur) of Maharashtra.
  • Dantidurga was the founder of Rashtrakuta kingdom.
  • He was the feudatory of Badami Chalukya king Vikramaditya II.
  • The conflict between Badami Chalukyas and Pallavas made Chalukya kingdom weak.
  • Taking advantage of the situation Dantidurga declared independence during the period of Kirtivarma II.
  • Dantidurga occupied Malwa, Kalinga, Mahakosala, Nasik, Poona, Satara, Kolhapur etc.
  • He performed the hiranyagarbhadana ceremoney at Ujjain after his victory over Malwa.
  • Maharajadhiraja, Paramamaheswara, Paramabhattaraka,Prithvi vallabha and Khadgavaloka were the titles of Dantidurga.
  • He invaded Pallava kingdom and defeated Nandivarma.
  • The victories of Dantidurga are known from Samangad plates and Dasavatara Cave Inscription.
  • Dantidurga performed the hiranyagarbhadana ceremoney at Ujjain after his victory over Malwa.
  • The famous Jaina scholar, Jinasena, was in the court of Dantidurga.
  • Dantidurga had no sons. Hence his paternal uncle Krishna I succeeded him.
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