Telangana History Vemulawada Chalukyas
One of the famous chalukya dynasties, who ruled the North-Western part of Telangana region as feudatory kings of the Rashtrakutas, were the vemulawada chalukyas. Pulakesin-II, the Badami Chalukya king was the originator of this dynasty. Ten generations of this dynasty ruled the region with vemulawada of Karimnagar district as their capital. Their kingdom began with the Rashtra kutas and ended also with Rashtrakutas. Vemulawada chalukyas from 750 A.D. to 973 A.D> as the contemporaries of the above two kingdoms. Six inscriptions of stone (sila sasanas), Two copper plate inscriptions revealed their history. They are the kuruvagattu stone inscription, Arikesari-II chennur inscription, karimnagar and vemulawada inscriptions, karimnagar Museum inscription of stone and Jinavallabha’s kurkyala inscription, Arikesari-I kol- lipara copper plate inscription and Arikesari-III parbhani copper plate inscription.
According to the kollipara inscription of Arikesari-I, satyasraya Ranavikrama was the founder of vemulawada chalukya dynasty. He ruled between 641 A.D. and 660 A.D. Later, his son prithvipati ruled between 660-695 A.D., artd his son Maharaju ruled between 700-725 A.D. and his son Rajaditya Pridvivikrama ruled between 725-750 AD. But the geography of their kingdom was not known clearly.
Vinayaditya Yuddhamalla (750-780 A.D.)
According to historians, Vinayaditya yud- dhamalla was the founder of Vemulawada Chalukya dynasty; he belonged to the Laata Chalukya branch and was the son of Dhanasraya Jayasimha varma. Pulakesin, who defeated*the Arabs of sindh when they invaded the Dakshinapatha or Deccan and was given the tittle of “Avani Janasraya” by chalukya vikramaditya-II, was the brother of yuddhamalla. The chalukyas were chandra vamsa kshatriyas. But vemulawada chalukyas called themselves as suryavamsa kshatriyas in the parbhani copper plate inscription. Vinayaditya yuddhamalla was the army chief of Dantidurga, who founded the Rashtrakuta dynasty. He fought in many wars in that designation, won the chitrakuta fort and also the praise of Dantidurga. Dantidurga appointed him as his feudatory king to the region of Bodhan and karimnagar, called as “sapadalaksha” kingdom. Sapadalaksha kingdom/state means a kingdom with one lakh and twenty five thousand villages. yuddhamalla made the ‘Nindur Bodhan’ of Nizamabad as his capital and ruled between 750-780 A.D. He extended his kingdom from chennur of Adilabad to Bodhan.
Arikesari-I (780-800 AD)
Arikesari-I was the son of Vinayaditya yuddhamalla. He was the feudatory king of Dhruva, the Rashtrakuta emperor. He conducted the wars of Dhruva in vishnuvardhana-IV of Eastern chalukyas and won the kingdoms of vengi and Trikalinga, according to the kollipara inscription and the book vikramarjuna vijayam. The kuruvagattu inscription also confirms his conquering of vengi and Trikalinga. Due to his exploits, vishnuvardhana-IV made peace agreement with Dhruva (Rashtrakuta king), and gave his daughter sheela Mahadevi in marriage to Dhruva. For his successes, Dhruva rewarded Arikesari, by presenting him with Nagar Kumool of Mahabubnagar district and Ramadugu region of Nalgonda district with this, the kingdom of vemulawada chalukyas extended towards the East. River Musi and its neighbouring regions also were under them. That is why Arikesari-I changed his capital from Bodhan to Vemulawada. The srisailam and Eleswaram inscriptions reveal that all the area irrigated under river krishna was his kingdom.
Arikesari gifted the village Belgora in the Ramadugu region to Mugdha sivacharya, who was an acharya of kalamukha saiva faith. He was the disciple of sadyasivacharya, head of ankuta school (Gurukul) in Belgora. Arikesari gifted that village to mugdha sivacharya and issued the kollipara inscription with the details. Arikesari was # great scholar. He was skilled in grammar and Medicine. Not only that, he was a great warrior, could conduct a war with the help of elephants and also was a good arrowman. He had the titles of ‘Samasta Lokasraya, Tribhuvanamalla, Sahasranama and Rajatrinetra. According to the kuruvagattu inscription, he had a younger brother called veera- grfha after Arikesari-I, his son Narasimha-I ruled between 800-835 A.D. Later his son Yuddhamalla-II ruled between 835-870 A.D. Nothing significant happened during their rule.
Baddega, son of yuddhamalla-II had come to rule after his father. Baddega was a famous ruler of vemulawada chalukyas after Arikesari-I. His title was ‘soladaganda’, which means that a warrior who fought 42 wars. He was the feudatory king of Rashtrakuta ruler, krishna-II. The inscriptions of Eastern chalukyas reveal that Baddega was defeated by Gunaga vijayaditya. Krishna-II, the Rashtrakuta ruler waged revenge warjs in the Eastern chalukyas, after the death of Gunaga Vijayaditya and Baddega played an important role in these wars. According to- the parbhani inscription, Baddega invaded the vengi kingdom, defeated and imprisoned chalukya Bhima-I. But that victory was temporary as kusumayudha of Mudigonda chalukya dynasty defeated Baddega and gave the throne to chalukya Bhima again. Though Baddega held the title of ‘Soladaganda’ he was defeated by the Eastern chalukyas twice. Baddega extended his kingdom upto Bastar. Bastar was called as chakrakuta kingdom in those days. He built a temple called Baddegeswarpa temple, which was later recognised as the Bhimeswara Temple of Vemulawada.
Yuddhamalla-III (895-910 AD.)
Yuddhamalla-III came to the throne after Baddega but was not as famous as his predecessor. After him, his son Narasimha became the king.
Narasimha-II (910-930 A.D.)
Narasimha-II was the feudatory king of Indra-III of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. Inscriptions reveal that Narasimha-II waged war on behalf of Indra-III, on the laata, Sapta Malava kingdoms of Northern region and defeated them, he also defeated king mahipala of the Guijara Pratihara dynasty; crossed the river yamuna with his army and made his horses drink its water; reached the Kanyakub-ja city‘; and built a pillar of victory near kalapriya in his return journey. He won the praise of Indra-III for his victories, who gave his sister Jakavva in marriage to narasimha-II. His victories made him one of the most famous rulers of his dynasty. The kalapriya regions where he built his victory pillar was recognised as kalfi town on the banks of river yamuna and the capital of Mahipala (defeated by Narasimha-II), Mahodayam was later recognised as kann’auj. Jain structures were built at vemulawada during his period.
Arikesari-II (930-955 AD)
He was the greatest of the vemulawada chalukya rulers and son of Narasimha-II and Jakawa. Arikesari-II married ‘Revakanirmadi‘ daughter of Indra-III, who was also his maternal uncle. He;’also married Lokainbika, another Rashtrakuta princess. Though he had good relations with the Rashtrakutas because of his marriages, he also had conflicts with the Rashtrakuta ruler- Govindaraju-IV, Arikesari-II not only defeated Govindaraja-IV in war, but made his step brother Baddega ruler in his place. During this period a number of changes occurred in both Rashtrakuta and vengi kingdoms.
Hereditary wars occurred and chaos resulted in the Vengi kingdom after the death of chalukya Bhima-I. After chalukya Bhima-I, his eldest son vijayaditya came to the throne, and later his son Ammararja-I and kanthaka vijayaditya ruled respectively. Taalaraja, son of yuddhamalla-I and brother of Gunaga vijayaditya defeated kanthaka vijayaditya and ruled the vengi kingdom for one month. Vikramaditya-II, second son of Bhima-I killed him and ruled vengi for 11 months. He, in turn was killed by Bhima, son of Ammaraja-I, who ruled for 8 months. Yuddhamalla-II, son of Taalaraja-I defeated Bhima with the help of Govinda-IV of Rashtrakuta dynasty and ascended the throne., Bijya or Gonagayya of mudigonda chalukya dynasty opposed the rule of yuddhamalla-II. The cousins and step brothers of yuddhamal]^ also opposed him. In this background. Yuddhamalla-II sought the help of Govinda-IV of Rashtrakuta dynasty. And Bijya or Gonagayya sought the help of vemulawada chalukya ruler, Arikesari-II. According to chennur inscription of 941 A.D., Arikesari-II not only sheltered him, but also made him the ruler of chennur region. This inscription was issued by Baddega, son of Bijya. Govinda-W, angered with Arikesari for sheltering Bijya, tried to defeat him but failed. Victories of Arikesari on Govinda were noted in the vemulawada inscription and also in the book Vikramarjuna Vijayam‘. Thus the political condition changed in all three kingdoms by the actions of Arikesari-II, who played a most important role in the politics of Rashtrakuta kingdom. He had a number of titles “Pambaramkusa, Ammana Gandhavarana Aarudha Sarvajna, Udatha Narayana, Tribhuvanamalla, Gunamava and Gunanidhi”.
‘Vemulawada inscription‘ is the most important among the four inscriptions of stone which noted the details of Arikesari s life. This was written in Sanskrit. This gave the family tree of vemulawadas chalukyas, starting from vinayacbtya; yud- dhamalla to Arikesari -II. Arikesari built a jain temple in Bodhan with his name. Vemulawada Chalukyas were the followers of jainism.
Pampakavi, who wrote the ‘Adipuranam’ and Vikramarjuna vijayam’ was the court poet of Arikesari. He compared Arikesari to Arjuna in his ‘Vikramarjuna vijaya’ and described him as a great hero. This book is considered to be one of the greatest in the kannada literature even today. Arikesari gifted the Dharmapuri village of jagityal Taluq, to pampakavi for writing the book. Jinavallabha, brother of pampakavi issued the kurkyala inscription. This inscription itself reveals the fact that pampakavi had a brother called jinavallabha. (This inscription also noted that the name of their father was Bhimapayya, who was a kammanati Brahmana of venginadu; and the name of his mother was Bobbanabba, who was the daughter of astrologist singayya; Pampakavi was bom in 902A.D. and wrote the ‘Adipuranam’ in 941 A.D., When he was at 39).
Arikesari was great patron of literature, arts and Jainism. He patronised many scholars and teachers of Jainism. Jinavallabha encouraged a poet called Malliya rechana to write a grammar book called Kavijanasrayam . But it was also known that vemulawada Bhimakavi wrote that book.
The inscription of Baddega, son of Bijya or Gonaga (issued in 940 A.D.) notes that he (Baddega) was the feudatory king of Arikesari-II and gifted some regions of chennur Agrahara in podinadu. Arikesari had two sons. The elder was vagaraja, whose mother was Revaka Nirmadi and the younger was Baddega home to Lokainbika. Baddega was also known as Bhadradeva.
Vagaraja (955-960 A.D.)
Vagaraja, The elder son of Arikesari-II came to the throne after his father and ruled for 5 years. He was the feudatory king of Rashtrakuta ruler krishna-III. His court poet was somadeva suri, who wrote the book yasastilaka champu kavyam Vagaraja made Gangadhara pattana as his capital. Somadeva suri wrote in his book that he finished it in 959 A.D. (881 Saka year, on chaitra suddha Trayodasi) while Vagaraja was in Melpadi, along with krishna-III, who invaded Melpadi at that time. As vagaraja had no offspring, his brother Baddega came to rule after him.
Baddega-II or Bhadradeva (960-965 A.D.)
Bhadradeva issued an inscription at vemulawada and also built a Jainist Math with the name of ‘sub- hadama Jinalaya’ ‘for somadeva suri It also has another name ‘Baddega Jinalaya’. The Bommalagutta region flourished as a centre of Jainism during his rule. He ruled only for 5 years and died.
Arikesari-III (965-973 AJD.)
Arikesari-ill, son of Baddega-II come to the throne after the former’s death. He was the last of Vemulawada chalukya dynasty. He issued the Parbhani copper plate inscription in 960 A.D. ruled with vemulawada as his capital, a contemporary of krishna-III of Rashtrakuta dynasty and also a famous jainist somayacharya. He patronised somadeva suri, who wrote yasastilaka champu kavya. He also donated the village Repaka in sabbi sahasra mandals, to make repairs to the subhadama Jinalaya built by Baddega-II for somadeva suri. This village is now located in the siricilla taluq.
The Repaka inscription of968 A.D., reveals that he built a Jain temple in Repaka and made land donations.
Tailapa-II ended the rule of Rashtra kuta dynasty in 973 A.D. and founded the kalyani chalukya kingdom. Inscriptions of Tailapa-II were found at korraprolu of Medak district, issued in 973 April; They were his first inscriptions. They reveal the fact that the Telangana region came under the control of Tailapa-II at that period. It seems that the Vemulawada chalukya dynasty also ended along with the Rashtrakuta dynasty. According to khazipet Dargah inscription, Bhadra was defeated by prolaraju-I of the Kakatiya dynasty. This Bhadrqga (Baddega) must be the son of Arikesari-III. Historians note that the Vemulawada chalukya dynasty ended with him.
★ Who ruled the North-west Telangana regions which were famous as Sapadalaksha desain as feudatories of Rastrakutas? – Vemulawada Chalukyas
★ The regions which were famous as Sapadalaksha desam?- Present Karimnagar, Bodhan regions
★ What is meant,by Sapadalaksha, desam? – The country having one lakh twenty five villages
★ The ruling period of Vemulawada Chalukyas: – From 750 to 973 A.D.
★ Founder of Vemulawada Chalukya kingdom: , –Vinayaditya Yuddhamalla
★ The ruling period of Vinayaditya: – 750-780 A.D.
★ The capital cities of Vemulawada Chalukyas: – Vemulawada, Bodhan
★ The inscriptions which are primary sources for the history of Vemulawada Chalukyas: – Arikesari-I Vemulawada inscription – Arikesari-III Copper inscriptions
★ The inscriptions that are informing that Vemulawada Chalukyas are feudatories of Rastrakutas: – Kollipara, Kuruvagattu inscriptions
★ In which inscription vemulawada chalukyas declared that they are the descendants of the Sun God? – Parbhani copper inscription
★ During the regime of Vemulawada Chalukyas, the name of Karimnagar was: – Asmanta Sabbinadu
★ Vinayaditya Yuddhamalla extended his help to Rashtrakuta king to dethrone Badami – Chalukyas. What is the name of that Rashtrakuta king? – Dantidurga
★ After Yuddhamalla, his son came to the power. What is the name of that person? – Arikesari-I
★ Arikesari-I was the feudatory king of Rashtrakuta empire. What is the name of that Rashtrakuta emperor? – Dhruva
★ Which regions were conquered by Arikesari-I, according to the orders given by Rashtrakuta emperor Dhruva? – Vengi, Trikalinga
★ The title of Arikesari-I: –Nirupadeva
★ The resources which are informing us about the victory over Vengi and Trikalinga: – Kollipara inscription, Vikramaijuna Vijayam
★ The ruling period of Arikesari-I: – 780-800 A.D.
★ After Arikesari, who is the ruler? . – His son Narasimha
★ The ruling period of Narasimha: – 800-835 A.D. Telangana History & Culture
★ After Nm^mha , the ruler of that country? – Yuddhamalla-II (Son of Narasimha)
★ The ruling period of Yuddhamalla-II: – 835-870 AD).
★ After Yuddhamalla-II, his son came to the power. The name of that son: – Baddega
★ After Arikesari-I, who became famous among Vemulawada Chalukyas? – Baddega
★ The title of Baddega: – Solada Gandadu
★ What is meant by Solada gandadu? – The hero who fouglit forty two wars
★ Baddega was, a feudatory to: – Rashtrakuta king Krishna-II
★ During the region of Baddega, his kingdom extended upto: – Bastar
★ In those days, people used to call Bastar as: – Chakrakuta Raj yam
★ The temple constructed by Baddega in Vemulawada: – Baddegeswara temple
★ At present Baddegeswara temple in Vemulawada is identified as: – BhimesWara temple
★ The ruling period of Baddega: – 850-895 A.D.
★ After Baddega who came to the power? Yuddhamalla-III (son of Baddega)
★ The regime of Yuddhamalla-III: – 895-910 A-D.
★ After Yuddhamalla-III, who came to the power? – Narasimha-II (son of Yuddhamalla-III)
★ Narasimha-II was a feudatory to: – Rashtrakuta king Indra-ED
★ The regime of Narasimha-III: – 910-930 A.D.
★ At whose period Jain chaumuktas at Vemulawada were carved? – Narasimha-II
★ Who is considered as greatest among Vemulawada Chalukyas? – Arikesari-II
★ The regime of Arikesari-II: – 930-955 A.D.
★ What is the name of the poem written by poet Pampa with the patronage of Arikesari? – Vikramaijuna Vijayam
★ Whose history is coupled with Vikramaijuna Vijayam, which is based on Mahabharatam? –Arikesari-II
★ After Arikesari-II, who came to the power? – Vagaraju (elder son of Arikesari)
★ Vagaraju was a feudatory to: – Krishna-III
★ The ruling period of Vagaraju: – 955-960 A.D.
★ Who was the court poet of Vagaraju? – Somadeva suri
★ The poem written by Somadeva Sun: – Yasastilaka (Champu kavyam)
★ The capital city of Vagaraju: – Gangadhara Pattanam
★ After Vagaraju who came to the power? – Baddega-II (younger brother of Vagaraju)
★ The regime of Baddega-II: – 960-965 A.D.
★ Gauda Sangha Jaina Math constructed by Baddega-II, for Somadeva Suri: ‘ – Subhadama Jinalayam
★ Another name for Subhadama Jinalayam: – Baddega Jinalayam
★ After Baddega-II, his son ruled the country. What is the name of that person? – Arikesari-III
★ Arikesari-III was a contemporary of: – Krishna-III (Rashtrakuta king)
★ While granting the Vanikatupalu village to Somadeva suri, who is a protector in the temple that was constructed by his father, Arikesari issued a copper edict. What is the name of that edict? – Parbhani
★ According to which inscription issued in 968 A.D., Arikesari-III constructed a Jaina temple in Repaka: – Repaka inscription
★ In which year, Arikesari-III issued the Parbhani inscription: –966A.D.
★ Along with whose downfall, the power of Vemulawada Chalukyas also came to an end? –Rastrakutas
★ In the year 973 A.D., who is responsible for the downfall of Rastrakutas and also for the estab-lishment of Kalyani Chalukya dynasty? – Tailapa -II
★ Where the inscriptions of Tailapa-II of 973 A-D. is available? – Koraprolu, Medak district
★ The religions partronised by Vemulawada Chalukyas: – Jainism, Saivism
★ Who constructed the Jaina temples and strived for the development of that religion? – Jina Vallabha
★ According to which inscription, Arikesari-I, granted Belmoga village to Sadyosivacharya, who is a resident of Eleswaram? • Kollipara copper inscription
★ The temples constructed by Vemulawada Chalukyas with their names: – Rajarajeswara and Baddegeswara temples
★ The great poet Pampa, who is a first poet in Kaniiada and Telugu literatures stayed in the court of: – Arikesari-II
★ In which inscription poems are appeared in Telangana for the first time: – Kurkyala inscription at 940 A.D.
★ Who wrote and issued Kurkyala inscription? – Jina vallabha (brother of Pampa)
★ Which inscription is informing that Subhadama Jinalayam was constructed by Baddega-II, the second son of Arikesari-II for Somadeva suri? – Vemulawada inscription
★ Among the feudatory kings of Rastrakutas, who were the greatest patriots of Jainism? – Vemulawada Chalukyas
★ The first capital of Vemulawada Chalukyas: – Bodhan
★ The Jaina temple constructed by Arikesari in the village of Kurkyala of karimnagar district: – Thribhuvana tilaka jain temple
★ Arikesari constructed a Jaina temple with his name at: . Bodhan
★ The languages that were patronised by Vemula-wada Chalukyas: – Sanskrit and Kannada
★ During the period of Vemulawada Chalukyas, education centres are called as: . Ghatikas
★ Along with Hindu and Jaina religions, Vemulawada Chalukyas patronised: –Veerasaivam
★ The capital of Vinayaditya Yuddhamalla: – Nindur Bodhan in Nizamabad district
★ With the help of his commander-in-chief Yuddhamalla, Rashtrakuta king Dantidurga defeated: – Badami Chalukyas
★ Which region was given to Yuddhamalla by Dantidurga as feudatory kingdom for his help in the victory over Badami Chalukyas? Nizamabad Bodhan region
★ The inscriptions which informing us ihat-the king-dom of Arikesari-I, is the region situated in the catchment area of river Krishna in Telangana. • SriSailam, Eleswaram inscriptions
★ The feudatory of Rashtrakuta king Krishna-II: . –Baddega
★ Eastern Chalukya king who defeated Baddega: – Gunaga Vijayaditya
★ Tb take revenge on whom, Baddega waged war against eastern chalukyas: – Chalukya Rhima
★ Baddega, diedin the hands of: – Eastern Chalukya king Vij ayaditya-III
★ On behalf of Rashtrakuta emperor Krishna-Ill, who invaded on Northern region? – Narasimha-II
★ The kingdoms conquered by Narasimha -II: – Lata desam & Sapta Malava
★ In which region, Narasimha-II fixed victory tower after defeating Ghurjara Pratihara Mahipala emperor? . Kalapriya (Kalpi)
★ With whom Narasimha-II marriage was per-formed? – Jakawa (sister of Indira-III)
★ The son of Narasimha – II and jakawa is: – Arikesari-II
★ Rashtrakuta king, who was defeated by Arikesari-II: – Govinda-IV
★ Who constructed the guest house in Vemulawada? – Arikesari-II
★ The titles of Arikesari-II: . Mahamanda- leswara, Mahasamantadhi pati
★ Who is the well known Somayacharya: – Somadeva suri
★ The famous writings of Somadeva suri: – Yasastilaka champu kavyam, Neeti Vakyamrita, Yukta chintamani, Katha Sarit- sagaram
★ The titles of Somadeva suri: . Sadvadachala simha, Tarkika chakravarti, Kaviraju
★ What is the primary income during Vemulawada Chalukyas period : –Land revenue
★ The king who granted an agraharam called Dharmapuri to poet Pampa? – Arikesari-II
★ Malliya Rechana, who wrote ‘Kavijanasrayam’ was the court poet of: – Arikesari-II
★ In Vemnlawada inscription, Vemulawada was called as: – Lemulawada
★ According to Rachamalla Gangaraju minister Chamunda raya as Sravana belagola inscription in which period there is a statue of Gomateswara with the height of 525 bows in Bodhan? – 970-990 A.D
1 Who is the primogenitor of Vemulawada Chalukya kingdom?
1. Vinayaditya Yuddhamalla
4. Dantidurga .
2. The regime of Vemulawada Chalukyas:
1. 641-725 A.D. 2. 750-973 A.D.
3. 725-850 A.D. 4. 650-825 A.D.
3. Who is famous among Vemulawada Chalukyas?
1. Arikesari-II 2. Baddega
3. Arikesari-I 4. Yuddhamalla
4. Vemulawada Chalukya king who patron¬ised poet Pampa:
1. Arikesari-1 2. A$ikesari-II
3. Yuddhamalla 4. Baddega
5. Vemulawada Chalukya king having the title Soladagandadu:
1. Vaga raju 2. Arikesari-I
3. Baddega 4. Narasimha-II
6. Who constructed Subhadama Jain temple in Vemulawada?
1. Yuddhamalla 2. Arikesari-II
3. jatachodha Bhima 4. Baddega-II
7. Who patronised Somadeva suri, who is a famous Jaina charya?
1, Arikesari-III 2. Arikesari-II
3. Arikesari-I 4. Baddega
8. The poem which compared Arikesari-II with Arjuna in Mahabharata, written by Pampa:
2. Vikramaijuna Vijayam
9. Among the following which regions were called as Sapada laksha desam during the period of Vemulawada Chalukyas?
1. Karimnagar, Bodhan
2. Nalgonda, Adilabad
3. Karimnagar, Nalgonda
4. Vemulawada, Bodhan
10. Arikesari-I was the feudatory king of:
1. Dantidurga 2. Dhruva
3. Krishna-II 4. Indra-III
11 First capital of Vemulawada Chalukyas:
1. Bodhan 2. Vemulawada
3. Karimnagar ‘ 4. Gangadhara Pattanam
12. The capital of Vikramaditya Yuddhamalla, who started Vemulawada Chalukya dynasty?
1. Vemulawada 2. Ninduru Bodhan
3. Karimnagar 4. Gangadhara
13. As whose feudatory kings, Vemulawada Chalukyas participated in the wars with Vengi Chalukyas?
1. Vakatakas. 2. Mauiyas
3. Rastrakutas 4. None of these
14. Who constructed Baddegeswara temple?
1. Baddega 2. Arikesari-I
3. Vinayaditya 4. Pampa
15. To whom Vinayaditya helped in the j destruction of western chalukyas?
1. Krishna-II 2. Indra-III
3. Dhruva 4. Dantidurga
16. From whose period, Vemulawada was the capital?
1. Arikesari-I 2. Narasiinha-II
3. Vinayaditya 4. Vagaraju
17. The book or books written by court poet Somadeva suri during the period of Arikesari-III:
1. Yasastilaka Champu kavyairi
2. Neeti Vakyamritam
3. Yukta Chintamani
4. All the above
18. The titles of Somadeva suri:
1. Kavi raju 2. Tarkika Chakravarti
3. Sadvadachalasimha 4. All the above
19. The-1 inscription which stated that Arikesari-III constructed subhadama Jinalayam in Vemulawada to Somadeva suri:
1. Parbhani inscription
2. Kollipara inscription
3. Vemulawada rock edict
4. Kurkyala inscription
20. The inscriptions which shows that Arikesari’-rs kingdom extended in the catchment area of river Krishna:
1. Srisailam 2. Eleswaram
3. 1 & 2 4. Parbhani
21. Hie titles of Arikesari-U:
1. Maha mandaleswara
2. Maha samantadhipati
3.1 & 2
4. Tarkika Chakrvarti
22/Who wrote and issued the Kurkyala inscription
1. Jina vallabha 2. Malliya Rechana
3. Pampa 4. Arikesari-II
23. Chalukyas were descendants of moon, but Vemulawada Chalukyas claimed that they are the descendants of Sun God. This claim appearing in which inscription?
1. Kurkyala rock edict
2. Parbhani rock edict
3. Kollipara rock inscription
4. Kuruvagattu rock edict
24. Vemulawada Chalukya king, having the title Nirupadeva
1. Arikesari-I 2. Yuddhamalla
3. Baddega . 4. Vega raju
25. Who was the feudatory of Rashtrakuta king Indra-III:
1. Yuddhamalla-III 2. Narasimha-II
3. Arikesari-II 4. Baddega
26. During whose regime Jaina Chaumukhas were carved in Vemulawada?
1. Narasimha-II 2. Arikesari-II
3. Yuddhamalla 4. Baddega
27. Vemulawada Chalukya king, who conquered the kingdoms of Vengi and Trikalinga:
1. Arikesari-I 2. Arikesari-II
3. Vinayaditya 4. Vaga raju
28. According to the inscription, in which year Jinalayam was constructed in Repaka village?
3. 955 AD. 4. 973A.D.
29. The temples that were constructed with the names of Vemulawada Chalukyas:
1. Rajeswara temple
2. Baddegeswara (Bhimeswara temple)
3. 1 & 2
30. The inscription having poems for the first time in Telangana:
1. Kurkyala 2. Kuruvagattu
3. Vemulawada 4. Kollipara
31. Vemulawada Chalukya king, who married
the sister of Indra-III (Jakawa) ‘
1. Narasimha-I 2. Narasimha-II
3. Arikesari-II 4. Arikesari-III
32. The prime sources for the history of Vemulawada Chalukyas:
1. ‘Kollipara inscription
2. Parbhani copper inscription
3. Vemulawada rock edict
4. All the above
33. The inscription or inscriptions that shows Vemulawada Chalukyas were the feudato¬ries of Rastrakutas:
1. Kollipara 2. Kuruvagattu
3. Parbhani 4. 1 & 2
34. The regions conquered by Arikesari with the instructions given by Rashtrakuta emperor Dhruva:
1. Vengi . 2. Trikalinga
3. 1 & 2 4. Recharla
35. The ruling period of Arikesari-I:
1. 780-800 A.D. 2. 800-820 A.D.
3. 820-840 AD. 4. 840-860 A.D.
36. The king who ruled the country after Arikesari-II:
1. Baddega 2. Vagaraju
3. Arikesari-III 4. Yuddhamalla-III
37. The year in which Arikesari-III made
parbhani copper inscription: .
1.966 AD. 2. 968A.D.
3.962A.D. 4 960A.D.
38. Which inscription informs us that Arikesari- I granted Belmoga village to Sadyoga
Sivacharya who is a resident of Eleswara?
1. Repaka inscription
2. Kollipara copper edict
3.Parbhani copper inscription
39. The Jaina temple constructed by Arikesari, at Kurkyala village of Karimnagar district:
1. Tribhuvana jain temple
2. Tilaka jain temple
3. Tribhuvana Tilaka jain temple
4. All the above
40. The religion patronised by Vemulawada Chalukyas:
1. Hindu 2. Jaina
3. Veerasaivam 4. All the above
41. Which region was given as feudatory kingdom by Dantidurga to Yuddhamalla as he defeated Badami Chalukyas?
3. 1 & 2
4. None of these
42. Who invaded on northern areas on behalf of Rashtrakuta emperor Indra III?
1. Narasimha-II 2. Narasimha-III
3. Arikesari-II 4. Arikesari-III
43. The kingdom conquered by Narasimha II:
1. Laata 2. Sapta malava
3. Kalapriya 4. 1 & 2
44. Malliya Rechana who wrote f ‘Kavijanasrayam’ resided in the court of:
1. Arikesari-I 2. Arikesari-II •
3. Narasimha-II 4. Narasimha-VI
45. The Jaina temples constructed by Vemulawada Chalukyas:
1.Subhadama Jain temple (Vemulawada)
2.Arikesari Jain temple (Repaka)
3.Yuddhamalla Jain temple (Sanigaram)
4.All the above
46. Vemulawada Chalukya king, who defeated Mahipala emperor in the war held at the place called Halapriya’.
1. Narasimha-II 2. Narasimha-I
3. Arikesari-II 4. Arikesari-I
47. The regime of Vinayaditya yuddhamalla, who is the founder of Vemulawada Chalukya dynasty:
1.720-750 AD. 2. 750-780 A D.
3. 740-770 AD. 4. 760-790 A.D.
48. The titles of Arikesari-I:’
1. Samasta lokasraya 2. Tribhuvana malla 3. Raja trinetra 4. All the above
49. Vemulawada Chalukya king, Who granted Dharmapuri to poet Pampa as agraharam:
1. Arikesari-II 2. Arikesari-I
3.Baddega 4. Vagaraju
50. The inscription which informs us that Baddega-II, second son of Arikesari-II constructed Subhadama Jain temple for Somadeva suri:
1. Vemulawada inscription
2. Kurkyala inscription
3. Repala inscription
4. Kollipara inscription