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E-Eastern Chalukyas

        Eastern Chalukyas, were aSouth Indiandynasty whose kingdom was located in the present dayAndhra Pradesh. Their capital was Vengi (PedavegiandDenduluru, nearEluru) and their dynasty lasted for around 500 years from the 7th century until c. 1130 C.E. when the Vengi kingdom merged with theCholaempire. They had their capital originally at Vengi now (Pedavegi, Chinavegi and Denduluru) nearEluruof theWest Godavari districtend later changed to Rajamahendravaram (Rajamundry). The Vengi kingdom was continued to be ruled by Eastern Chalukyan kings under the protection of the Chola empire until 1189 C.E., when the kingdom succumbed to theHoysalasand theYadavas.
Pulakesin II(608–644 C.E), the greatest Badami(Karnataka)Chalukyaking, conquered the easternDeccan, corresponding to the coastal districts ofAndhra Pradesh616 C.E., defeating the remnants of theVishnukundinaEmpire. He appointed his brotherKubja Vishnu Vardhana asViceroy. On the death ofPulakesin II, the Vengi Viceroyalty developed …