Dantidurga, Rashtrakut King of India - Informative & researched article on Dantidurga, Rashtrakut King of India
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesHistory of India


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > History of India > History of South India > Rashtrakuta Dynasty > Rashtrakuta Kings > Dantidurga
Dantidurga, Rashtrakut King of India
 
 Dantidurga (735 - 756) C.E. also known as Dantivarman or Dantidurga II was the originator of the Rashtrakuta realm. He founded his capital in the Gulbarga region of Karnataka. Krishna I, the uncle of Dantidurga, ascended him to the throne. The evidences allocated in the Ellora signify that the emperor combated the Chalukyas in 753, thereby attaining the designations of Parameshvara and Rajadhiraja. The writings entitle him as the son of Indra II. The writings uncovered in the Samangad (contemporary Kholapur district, Maharashtra) put forth that the emperor`s mother was a Chalukyan princess from Gujarat known as Bhavanaga.

It also asserts that he vanquished the indomitable KarnataBala of the Badami Chalukyas as also the emperors of central India, Malwa, Kalinga, Lata (Gujarat), and Sheshas (Nagas) and executed several sacrifices. Although he subjugated the Chalukya kingdom, the Vakkaleri inscription of 757 cites that the Chalukya King Kirtivarman II preserved power over his southern provinces up to 757. His daughter was wedded to a Pallava King Nandivarman of Kanchi. The emperor is also said to have assisted Nandivarman to recuperate Kanchi by combating in opposition to the Chalukyas.

(Last Updated on : 31/01/2009)
More Articles in Rashtrakuta Kings  (14)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recently Updated Articles in History of India
Deuli Hill
Deuli hills, located in Odisha, houses several ancient rock-cut Buddhist chambers where Buddhist monks used to dwell, especially during rainy season.
Puphagiri
Puphagiri, situated in Odisha, has been identified as one of the oldest Buddhist establishments of the world. The annual celebration of Buddha Mahotsava in Puphagiri makes the place further inviting for tourists.
Sutuphaa
Sutaphaa was an ancient king of the Ahom kingdom, who was treacherously murdered by a Sutiya king.
Archaeological Sites in Kutch
Archaeological Site in Kutch District means Dholavira. The existence of a new archaeological site, expected to be older than Dholavira by over 15,000 years, near Maruda Takkar hill has been confirmed following research carried out by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Balathal
Balathal, Rajasthan is an interesting archaeological site from where artefacts of Chalcolithic Age and Early Historic Period including various pottery products and ancient skeletal remains have been unearthed.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on History of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Dantidurga, Rashtrakut King of India - Informative & researched article on Dantidurga, Rashtrakut King of India
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.