Conquests of Vikramaditya VI
Vikramaditya VI marched against the Cholas and captured Kanchi before 1085 AD. He along with his general Govindarasa, defeated the Velananti Gonka I, and annexed Andhra by capturing it from Vir Choda, son of Kulottunga Chola I. However, Kulottunga regained his kingdom later. In the closing years of Kulottunga's reign, when his son Vikrama Chola, left for the Chola capital, Vikramaditya VI seized it back and annexed to his Empire.
On the other hand, in Malwa Paramara Jagaddeva renounced the throne in favour of his brother Nara Varman, and became an ally of Vikramaditya VI. The Sinda chief Acha II of Erambarage challenged the Hoysala ruler at the command of Vikramaditya. The inscriptions of Ballala I and Vishnuvardhana prove that Hoysalas accepted the supremacy of Vikramaditya as well.
Reign of Vikramaditya VI
Vikramaditya VI ruled from 1076 AD to 1126 AD. He reigned over a vast empire stretching from Kaveri River in Southern India to the Narmada River in Central India. He is also renowned for his patronage of art and learning. Kannada and Sanskrit poets adorned his court. In Kannada, his brother Kirtivarma wrote Govaidya on veterinary science and Brahmashiva wrote Samayaparikshe.
Many Kannada inscriptions are attributed to Vikramaditya VI than any other king before the twelfth century. His rule was a glorious era in the literary history of Kannada.
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