The history of Andhra country (1000 AD - 1500 AD)

by Yashoda Devi | 1933 | 138,355 words

This book recounts the History of the Andhra Pradesh Country from 1000 to 1500 A.D. including many dynasties (for example. the Reddis of Korukonda and the Eruva Chola of Rajahmundry)....

Part 20 - Beta I (A.D. 1103-1110)

The earliest historical person of the Palnad Haihayas was Chagi Beta. His only inscription is from Satrasala dated A.D. 1103 mentioning his subordinate Mandadi Revinayaka who bore the epithets—Mah ishmatidesarattadi, Haihaya rajyapratishtacharya, Mallavrolupuravaradhisvara, and Sani-varasiddhi. The only other reference to Beta is an inscription at Gurizala dated A.D. 1137 belonging to his son where in he is mentioned as Chagi Beta. As the earliest inscriptions of Vikrama are dated A.D. 1111, probably Beta’s rule ended in that year.

Thus in the founding of the Haihaya kingdom by Beta I which was accomplished by A.D. 1103 Mandadi Ravinayaka had a predominent role as is evidenced by his titles and was rewarded with the lordship of Nallavrolu in return for his services. The title Sanivarasiddhi perhaps suggests the political relationship that obtained between Haihaya Beta I and Vikramaditya VI of the Chalukyas. Probably almost from the beginning of his reign, Beta was on terms of alliance with the Western Chalukyas, his powerful neighbours.

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