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Rajasimha, ? Jayasimha, Simha-
vishnu, Narasimhavishnu,
Atyantakama, ? Atiranachanda c.550

IMahendravarma I.

Narasimhavarnia, Narasimhapota-

varma I. c. 620

Mahendravarma II.

I'arames'varavarma I, Is'varapota-

raja c. 670



Narasimhavarma, Narasimhapota-

varma II. c. 675

Parames'varavarma II.

Nandivarma

Pallavamalla Nandivarma, Nandi-

potavarma c. 733

(Skandavarma)

(Simhavarma) Hemasitala 788

(Skandavarma) Dantiga 804

Nandivarma c. 810

Nolambadhiraja, Mangala

Simhapota

Chdru Ponnera, Pallavadhiraja

Polalchora Nolamba, Nolambadhi-
raja 88 1

Mahendra, Bira Mahendra

Ayyapa, Nanniga 919

Anniga, Bira Nolamba, Annayya

Dilipayya, Iriva Nolamba,

Nolapayya 943-974

Nanni Nolamba 975~977



memorable wars between the Parthians and the Romans eventually weakened the
former, and gave the Persians the opportunity of throwing off the Parthian yoke.
Led by Artaxerxes (Ardashir), they put an end to the Parthian kingdom of the
Arsacidne, after it had lasted 476 years, and established the Persian dynasty of
the Sassanidte, a.d. 226.

' Wilson, McK. Coll., I, cxx, cxxiv. - Sir Walter Elliot, Mad. /., I\", 78.

¬ї Arch. Surv. W. Ltd., IV', 108. * Ind. Ant., VII., 257.



PALLA FAS 305

The grants of the first fivc,^ made to Ikahmans, are in Prakrit, and
issued from Vengi, except the last, which is from Kanchi. Chanda-
varma might be the Chandadanda who was defeated by the Kadamba
king Ravivarma. Nandivarma was his son. They claim to be of the
Salankayana family. The next two were father and son, and are expressly
called Pallavas, but in what relation they stood to the foregoing is not
known. Sivaskandavarma, again, refers to his bappa^ or father, without
naming him : it is uncertain therefore who he was. The next series of
six' appear in grants in Sanskrit, also to Brahmans, issued from Palakkad
and Dasanapura. Simhavarma and A^'ishnugopa were probably brothers,
otherwise the succession was from father to son. In the Samudra (jupta
inscription on the Asoka pillar at Allahabad, assigned to the fourth
century,'' we have mention among the southern kings of Vishnugopa of
Kanchi, Hastivarma of Vengi and Ugrasena of Palakka, as well as a
Chandravarma in the north. It seems very probable that these may
have been some of the above.

With Ugradanda we come to a period of somewhat greater certainty,
and the list of kings"* admits of arrangement based on their points of
contact with the Chalukya and other contemporary kings whose dates
are known.'' Several of the names are alternately Saiva and Vaishnava,
while the designation Pota seems to be Buddhist. The remarkable
buildings and sculptures at Mamallapura, or Seven Pagodas, also relate
to these three faiths. Numerous Pallava inscriptions furnish us with
details of the history of this period. Those at Mamallapura, Saluvan-
kuppa, and Kanchi are in Sanskrit, and inscribed in four different
alphabets, one of which is of an extremely florid character.''

Ugradanda claims to have destroyed the town and army of Rana-
rasika, that is, the Chalukya king Ranaraga. Rajasimha married
Rangapataka, and built the Rajasimhes'vara temple at Kanchi, now
known as the Kailasanatha. The Ganga king Durvinfta, reigning at
about this time, is said to have taken Kaduvetti (Karveti nagara, North
Arcot) from the king of Kanchi called Jayasimha, and placed the son
of his own daughter upon the throne. A series of wars, attended with
varying fortune, took place in succeeding reigns between the Pallavas
and the Chalukyas, who describe the former as being by nature hostile,
as if there were some radical cause of animosity between the two.
Narasimhavarma I. is said to have repeatedly defeated Vallabharaja,
that is, the (Chalukya king Pulikesi II., and destroyed Vatapi, while on

' Ind. Ant., \, 176 ; I.\, 100 : Ep. Ind., I, 5. - IinL Jii/., \, 50, 154.

3 Fleet's Ins. of the Early Gupta Kings, No. I. ' Iml. Ant., \'l\\, 273.

^ See llultzsch, So. Ind. Ins., I, 11, 145 : I have made a few alterations in the
ariantjement, which seem lo me ie



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