Maravarman Rajasimha I

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Maravarman Rajasimha I
Reign 735 CE-765 CE[1]
Coronation 735 CE
Predecessor Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran
Successor Jatila Parantaka
Dynasty Pandyan
Father Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran
Pandyan Kings (100s BC–1345)
Koon Pandiyan
Pudappandiyan
Mudukudumi Paruvaludhi
Nedunjeliyan I
Nedunjeliyan II
Nan Maran
Nedunjeliyan III
Maran Valudi
Kadalan valuthi
Musiri Mutriya Cheliyan
Ukkirap Peruvaludi
Kadungon (590-620)
Maravarman Avani Culamani (620–640)
Jayantavarman (640-670)
Arikesari Maravarman (670–710)
Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran (710–735)
Maravarman Rajasimha I (735–765)
Jatila Parantaka (765–815)
Rasasingan II (790–800)
Varagunan I (800–830)
Srimara Srivallabha (815–862)
Varagunavarman II (862–880)
Parantaka Viranarayana (880–900)
Maravarman Rajasimha III (900–920)
Aditya I
(Chola Empire)
(870-907)

Maravarman Rajasimha I was a one of early Pandyan kings. He was the son and successor of Kochadaiyan Ranadhiran. He ruled over the Pandyan kingdom aggressively and gained territory by forging an alliance with Chitramaya against the Pallava king, Nandivarman Pallavamalla.[2]

Wars and Conquests[edit]

Kongu Nadu

He defeated the ruler of Kongu Nadu and crossed the Cauvery to bring about the subjugation of Malakongam, which was situated between Trichy and Thanjavur districts. The Malava chieftain who suffered defeat gave up his daughter in marriage to Rajasimha.[2]

Chalukya and Sripurusha

Rajasimha continued the onslaught into the Ganga kingdom of Sripurusha, beyond Pandikodumudi. Sripurusha sought the help of the Chalukya king Kirtivarman II. Both of them suffered defeats at the hands of this powerful invader from the south in 750. The Chalukya king then gave his daughter to Jatila Parantaka, the son of Rajasimha I.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 45–46. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.
  2. ^ a b c Ancient Indian History and Civilization By Sailendra Nath Sen