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Vengi, aka: Veṅgi; 3 Definition(s)

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Vengi means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

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Veṅgi is the name of a deśa (district) of the similarly-named ancient kingdom of Veṅgi, ruled over by the Eastern Cālukyas from the 7th to 12th centuries. The kingdom of Veṅgi comprised Andhra and part of Kaliṅga for more than five hundred years and during this period, the Eastern Cālukyas developed there a prosperous civilisation. Their reign advanced the society and brought with them scientific advancements, religious freedom, literature and various forms of art and architecture.

Source: Wisdom Library: History of Ancient India

The Vengi (or Venginadu) is a region spread over the mandals of Godavari and Krishna districts. The capital city of Vengi is located at Pedavegi near Eluru. This area was part of Kalinga until that kingdom was conquered by Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire in the mid-3rd century BC. After the Mauryan Empire collapsed in 185 BC, the region was dominated by the Satavahanas, who were succeeded in Vengi by the Andhra Ikshvakus. Around 300 AD, the Andhra Ikshvakus were replaced by the Salankayanas, who were vassals of the Pallavas of Southern India. In the late 5th century, the Salankayanas were annexed by the Vishnukundinas.

King Pulakesin II of the Chalukya conquered Vengi from the Vishnukundinas in the early 7th century and installed his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana as the viceroy. He eventually established the Eastern Chalukya dynasty. The Eastern Chalukyas were first conquered by the Cholas under Raja Raja Chola I (985-1014) and subsequently became very closely aligned to the Chola empire.

Source: Wikipedia: India History

Veṅgi (वेङ्गि).—The Eastern Cālukyas ruled the kingdom of Veṅgi, which comprised Andhra and part of Kaliṅga, for more than five hundred years. During this period they developed there a civilisation of a high order which was their own. Veṅgi was the capital of Andhra.

Source: Eastern Calukyas: Administration and Culture
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The history and geography of India includes names of areas, cities, countries and other regions of India, as well as historical dynasties, rulers, tribes and various local traditions, languages and festivals. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom but primarely encourages the path of Dhamra, incorporated into religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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