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Sripurusha was a Western Ganga Dynasty
Dynasty
king who ruled from 726 - 788 CE. According to the Javali inscription Sripurusha ruled for 62 years. He had marital relations with the Badami Chalukyas
Chalukyas
and used titles such as Muttarasa, Rajakesari, Bhimakopa and Ranabhajana. An able warrior and a scholar, he authored the Sanskrit work Gajasastra. He is known to have undertaken significant irrigation projects such as the construction of a dam (Katta).[1] Politics of the South[edit] The rule of Sripurusha Muttarasa seems to have been filled with conflicts with the Pallavas
Pallavas
of Kanchi, Pandyas, later the Rashtrakutas who overthrew the Vatapi
Vatapi
Chalukyas. The victory of Sripurusha over the Pallava Nandivarman is attested to by Dr. N.L. Rao when he assumed a title Permanadi. He had good relations with Chalukyas
Chalukyas
and had helped them fight the Pallavas
Pallavas
during the rule of Vikramaditya II
Vikramaditya II
and later he fought the Pandyas during the rule of Chalukya Kirtivarman II but suffered reversal at Venbai. When the Rashtrakutas
Rashtrakutas
rose to power, though betrayed by the Nolambas, Sripurusha had many victories against Krishna I
Krishna I
and occupied some Ratta territories. This resistance to Rashtrakutas
Rashtrakutas
continued for some time before the Gangas normalised their relationship with martial alliances. References[edit]

^ Adiga, Malini (2006). The Making of Southern Karnataka: Society, Polity and Culture in the Early Medieval Period. Orient BlackSwan. pp. 43,115,123,191. ISBN 9788125029120. 

Dr. Suryanath U. Kamat, Concise history of Karnataka, 2001, MCC, Bangalore (Reprint 2002)

External links[edit]

History of Karnataka by Dr.Arthikaje History of Ganga Dynasty
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