Karka II (972–973 CE) succeeded his uncle Kottigga Amoghavarsha to the Rashtrakuta throne. He had military successes against the Cholas, Pandyas, Gurjaras. His able feudatory, the Western Ganga King Marasimha II defeated the Pallavas. But the weaknesses created by the earlier plunder of Manyakheta by Paramara King Siyaka II exposed the Rashtrakutas to further depredation who did not survive for long. During this time of confusion, Chalukya Tailapa II declared independence and killed Karka II.
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