Kirtivarma I (566–597 CE) succeeded
Pulakeshin I as the ruler of the
Consolidating the kingdom
Kirtivarma I consolidated the newly founded
Chalukya Kingdom. He
completed the subjugation of the Kadambas, and he secured the
extension of the
Chalukya Kingdom by subduing the Nalas of Nalavadi,
Alupas of South Kanara and the Maurya chiefs of Konkan.
He also annexed the port of Goa, then known as Revatidvipa. The
Sendrakas, the feudatories of the
Kadambas who ruled in Shimoga
district, now shifted their political allegiance to the Chalukyas, and
Kirtivarma married a princess from this family.
Death and succession
At the demise of Kirtivarma, his son
Pulakeshin II was too young to
rule and Kirtivarma's brother
Mangalesha assumed the responsibilities
of the crown.
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