Rajendra Chola I was one of the most successful rulers of the South Indian Chola Empire. He transformed it into a powerful dynasty under his reign. It is beleiving that the Cholas power enlarged at top level under Rajendra Chola 1 kingdom.
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|Other Name||Sri Krishna Deva Raya|
|Reign||1509 C.E. – 1529 C.E.|
|Relion and Belief||Shaivism Hinduism|
|Capital||Thanjavur Gangaikonda Cholapuram|
|Queens||Tribhuvana Mahadeviyar, Mukkokilan, Pancavan Madeviyar, Viramadevi|
|Children||Rajadhiraja Chola I, Rajendra Chola II, Virarajendra Chola, Arulmolinangayar, Ammangadevi|
|Successor||Rajadhiraja Chola I|
|Success in War’s||Gajapati kings of Odisha, Ganga Raja on the Kaveri banks, Sultan of Bijapur, Bahamani ruler Ismail Adil Shah|
|Ruled Area||Coastal Burma, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Maldives, the Pegu islands, Mahipala, Bengal and Bihar, Thailand and the Khmer kingdom of Cambodia.|
|Arts and Creations||Gangaikonda Cholapuram with Shiva temple|
As a King:
- Built a vast artificial lake, 16 Miles long and 3 Miles wide which was one of the largest man-made lakes in India.
- Built Gangaikonda Cholapuram with Shiva temple in it.
- The conquest of the Andaman and NicobarNicober islands was his greatest achievement.
- Under this great king the dynasty flourished in all aspects including art and literature.
- Tamil Chola armies exacted tribute from Thailand and the Khmer kingdom of Cambodia.
- Rajendra’s territories extended to coastal Burma, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Maldives, the Pegu islands with his fleet of ships. He defeated Mahipala, the Pala king of Bengal and Bihar.
Facts about Rajendra Cholan 1:
- India’s navy training ship was named as TS Rajendra to honour him.
- He was titiled Mummudi Cholan, Mudigonda Cholan and Irattapadikonda Cholan.
- During his reign that the kingdom was called the “Golden Age of Cholas”.
- Plenty of sculptures were found made by chola Kingdom . The Chola Kingdom began to die after this great kings death.
Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple:
- Brihadeshwara Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Ariyalur district, Tamil Nadu, India.
- It is one of the largest temples in India and is an example of Dravidian architecture built by the Chola dynasty.
- It was built by Rajendra Chola I and completed in 1035 AD.
|Built On||11th century AD|
|Architectural styles||Dravidian Architecture|
|Other Names||Gangaikonda Cholapuram Temple|
|Temple For||Lord Shiva|
- Gangaikonda Cholapuram built and it was the capital of the Cholas by Rajendra Chola I.