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Hinduism - Who Was Rajasimhavarman Of The Pallava Dynasty?

 


Rajasimhavarman (8th c.) was a Pallava dynasty ruler who, like his forefathers, was a great supporter of the arts.

During his reign, the last of the spectacular coastal temples erected on the Bay of Bengal, Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu, was completed.

The god Shiva was the temple's main deity, but a secondary shrine also housed an image of the god Vishnu.

Despite the fact that these temples have been battered by time and the elements, they remain among the most popular tourist destinations in southern India.


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Hinduism - Who Were The Pallava Or Pallavas?

 

Pallava Dynasty (6th–9th centuries).

Between the sixth and ninth centuries, this southern Indian dynasty reigned over most of the southern Indian peninsula, with its capital at Kanchipuram.

King Mahendravarman and his successors Narasimhavarman I and II were the greatest Pallava kings.

The burst of southern Indian culture under the Pallava dynasty was highlighted by the growth of Tamil literature, the devotional (bhakti) religious zeal of the Alvars and Nayanars, and the spectacular holy structures at Mahabalipuram.

The Pallava kingdom had a continuing battle with the Chalukya and Pandya dynasties for most of its life, but it was finally absorbed by the Chola dynasty, the next major southern Indian empire.

Also see Tamil epics and Tamil language.

~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - Who Is Narasimhavarman I?

 

Pallava dynasty emperor Narasimhavarman I (r. 630–668) was the ruler during its most vigorous phase, when it was a bastion of Tamil culture.

Narasimhavarman was the son of Mahendravarman, who was slain in a fight with the Chalukya monarch Pulakeshin II's army.

Narasimhavarman avenged his father's death by capturing the Chalukya empire and slaying Pulakeshin II in combat, but the two kingdoms were so well matched that neither could maintain control.

Narasimhavarman, like his father, was a strong supporter of the arts.

Construction on the magnificent statues at Mahabalipuram in the state of Tamil Nadu began during his reign.

~Kiran Atma


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