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Indian History

Indus Valley Civilization Early Vedic Civilization Later Vedic Civilization Mahajanapadas Buddhism Jainism Mauryan Empire Post Mauryan Age-Kushans Gupta Empire Harshavardhana Sangam Age Satavahanas Vakatakas Kadambas Badami Chalukyas Rashtrakutas Chola Empire Kalyani Chalukyas Pallava Kingdom Rajputs Muslim Invasions Bahmani Empire Bhakti Movement Delhi Sultans Mughal Empire Sur Dynasty-Shershah Gajapati Kingdom Eastern Ganga Dynasty Hoysalas Ahom Kingdom Kakatiyas Kalachuris Later Pandyas Maratha Kingdom Sikhs Vijayanagara Empire Yadavas Advent of Europeans British Rule Constitutional Developments Education-Press Establishment of British le Governor Generals Moderates Popular Movements 1857 Revolt Revolutionary Terrorism Rise of Nationalism Lord Canning

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Indus Valley Civilization Early Vedic Civilization Later Vedic Civilization Buddhism Jainism Persian-Greek Invasions Mauryan Empire Kushans Gupta Empire Harshavardhana Indian Culture Sangam Age Satavahanas Chola Empire Badami Chalukyas Pallavas Rashtrakutas Kalyani Chalukyas Rajputs Muslim Invasions Bahmani Empire Delhi Sultans Mughal Empire Hoysala Kingdom Independent Kingdoms Kakatiyas Kalachuri Kingdom Later Pandyas Marathas Vijayanagara Empire Yadavas Sur Dynasty-Shershah Sikhs Advent of Europeans Revolts Governor Generals British Rule Natonal Leaders Popular Movements Revolutionary Terrorism Rise of Natonalism Viceroys Education-Press Constitutional Developments

Kalachuris

The Earliest Kalachuris ruled in the 6th and 7th centuries.

They ruled Malwa, northern Maharashtra, southern Gujarat and southern Rajasthan, with their capital perhaps at Mahishmati.

They built famous cave temples on Elephanta Island and also caves at Ellora

Krishnaraja (550-575), Sankaragana (575-600) and Buddharaja (600-625) were the known kings of this dynasty.

There were two later Kalachuri dynasties i.e. Northern Kalachuri dynasty and Southern Kalachuri dynasty.

Northern Kalachuris(northern branch-Kalchuri Rajput Clan) also called Chedi or Haihayas (Heyheyas).

The Northern Kalachuris ruled in central India with the capital at Tripuri (Tewar) near Jabalpur.

Kokkala I was the founder of this dynasty in 845 AD.

The most important rulers of this dynasty was Gangeyadeva (1019-1040).

He made the Chedis the "greatest political power in India."

Gangeyadeva was succeeded by his son Lakshmi-Karna.He was the greatest general of his times.

Vijayasimha (1177-1211 AD) was the last king of the dynasty.

This kingdom was conquered by Chandella Trailokyavarman.

Southern Kalachuris ruled parts of Deccan with the capital at Basavakalyana(Kalyani)

This dynasty rose to power between 1130 and 1184 AD. The first notable chief of the Kalachuri family of Karnataka was Uchita.

Krishna conquered Kalinjar and Dahala in Madhya Pradesh.

Bijjala(1156–1167) established the authority over Karnataka after wresting power from the Chalukya king Taila III.

Bijjala was succeeded by his sons Someshwara and Sangama.

A new sect known as Lingayat or Virashaiva was founded during this period.

Native form of Kannada literature-poetry called the Vachanas was also born during this period.

Virupaksha Pandita`s Chennabasavapurana, Dharani Pandita`s Bijjalarayacharite and Chandrasagara Varni`s Bijjalarayapurana were written.