Chol Rajvansh : Uncovering the Secrets of Ancient India’s Most Powerful Dynasty

The illustrious Chola Dynasty of South India is renowned for its wealth and might. Spanning an impressive sixteen centuries, it is one of the longest-running dynasties in world history. The remarkable engineering and construction skills of the Chola kings are evidenced by the state-of-the-art warships that were built over eleven to twelve hundred years ago. This remarkable feat of maritime engineering enabled the Chola Empire to expand its scope of influence and subjugate countries. Unfortunately, much of the illustrious history of the Chola dynasty has been deliberately left unwritten. To learn more about the incredible story of Chola kings, such as Rajendra-I, Rajendra-II and his successful rebels, we invite you to listen to our new free Hindi podcast, ‘Chol Rajvansh’, by Audio Pitara.

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In this episode of ‘Chol Rajvansh’, a free Hindi podcast by Audio Pitara, we explore the fascinating history of the Chola Dynasty, who once ruled over South India. They were the first to introduce India to the navy, who were powerful, smart, mighty and rich. You will learn the story of where their dynasty began, how they managed their kingdom and how they fought to protect it against their enemies, winning again and again. Despite being such a powerful dynasty, their history remains untold, unknown and unheard. To uncover this untold history of the Cholas, be sure to tune into our brand new episode of ‘Chol Rajvansh’.
In this episode of Chol Rajvansh, explore the important phase of the Chola dynasty, which began in 848 AD with the reign of King Vijayalay. Under his rule, the Chola Empire expanded to unimaginable proportions. Following his reign, King Rajendra-I became the sovereign of the Chola dynasty in 985 AD. He was a powerful ruler, conquering many territories of the Pallava, Pandya, Chalukya and Chera kings and adding them to his empire. This marked a new chapter in Indian history. To know more about this era, make sure to listen to our upcoming episodes of Chol Rajvansh! a free Hindi podcast by Audio Pitara.
The mighty Emperor Rajendra-I of the Chola Empire conducted military operations between 994 AD and 1002 AD, not only conquering the ‘Brahma countries’, but also establishing the Chola Empire’s control of the Indian Ocean Region and its maritime territories, paving the way for business. Such magnanimous kings of the Chola Empire also built awe-inspiring temples to uplift the Sanatan Dharma during their reign. Not only did they protect their kingdom, but their control of the region is a testament to the legacy of the Chola Empire. To learn more about this remarkable story, listen to the new episode of Chol Rajvansh – a free Hindi podcast by Audio Pitara!
Carrying forward the illustrious Chola-dynasty tradition, Emperor Rajaraja-I’s son, Rajendra-I, asserted his rule over the kingdom. His remarkable military feat was leading his forces across the Ganga River to conquer Kalinga and Bengal. Not only this, but Rajendra-I also ventured westwards and established his authority over the island of Sadimantik in the Arabian Sea. Just like his father, Rajendra-I was a powerful, mighty, and intelligent leader. To know more about the great Rajendra-I, tune in to our newest episode of Chol Rajvansh, a free Hindi podcast by Audio Pitara!!!
After Emperor Rajendra-I, his son ‘Rajadhiraj -I’ was his successor. After coming to the throne, ‘Rajadhiraj- I’ had to face fierce rebellions from all sides. Chola Emperor Rajadhiraja-I unfortunately, died in 1052-53 AD while fighting in the battle of ‘Koppam’, leaving Raja ‘Rajendra- II’ to become the second Chola Emperor. Rajendra-II strove to maintain the power and prestige of the Chola dynasty, yet the ‘Chola-Chalukya’ struggle continued even during his reign. To learn more about how Chola king Rajendra-II managed to come out of this rebellion’s situation, listen to our new episode of ‘Chol Rajvansh’ – a free Hindi podcast by Audio Pitara!
In this episode, The ‘Chola-Chalukya conflict did not end even during the time of Chola emperor Vira Rajendra. Chalukya king Someshwar attacked his kingdom from both east and west with a strong army. But the brave army of Veer Rajendra firmly faced the Chalukya army in ‘Vengi’ and finally defeated them. Someshwar II’s younger brother ‘Vikramaditya VI, who was against Someshwar II, went to Chola emperor Veer Rajendra in surrender. The reign of Emperor Veer Rajendra from 1063-64 AD to 1069 AD is full of incidents of bravery and power of the Chola dynasty. Vikram’ Chola was the son of Emperor Kulottunga I, who ascended the throne after his father’s death. To know Emperor ‘Vikrama Chola’ and his successor ‘Kulottunga and their valiant efforts to protect the Chola dynasty from the Chalukyan threat. Tune in to the next episode of Chol Rajvansh, a free Hindi podcast of Audio Pitara written by Manvendra Bhattacharya and narrated by Ambujeshwar Pandey.
In this episode, we unravel the story of Emperor Kulottung’s son Vikram Chola, who ascended the throne of the mighty Chola Empire and defeated the massive army of the Western Chalukya king Someshwara III on the banks of river Godavari around 1133 AD. His rule is remembered for removing the Govindaraj idol from the Chidambaram temple courtyard and throwing it into the sea. It is said that Sri Ramanuja got that idol out of the sea and established it in Tirupati. Kulottanga II also built the Kamporeshwara Temple at Tirubhuvana near Kumbakonam. For more critical information from the inscriptions of the Chola dynasty, don’t miss the next episode of Chol Rajvansh, a free Hindi podcast written by Manvendra Bhattacharya and narrated by Ambujeshwar Pandey, available only on Audio Pitara.
In this episode of Chol Rajvansh, a free Hindi podcast written by Manvendra Bhattacharya and narrated by Ambujeshwar Pandey, available only on Audio Pitara, one can quickly gauge the skill of the Chola-era artists by looking at the stone temples and sculptures built in their empire. The Dravidian architectural style, which started in ‘The pallav period’, had particular importance in the religious life of the subjects in the Chola Empire. The Dravidian-style Chola kings built some of the most awe-inspiring and matchless stone temples in their capital, Tanjore. One such example is the Nageshwara temple built in Kumbakonam. Along with Ardhanari, Brahma, and Dakshinamurti, many other human idols have been made around its sanctum sanctorum. The Koranganatha Temple of Srinivasanallur, built during the reign of Parantaka I, is the best example of the excellence of Chola temple-building art. Tune in to the next episode of Chol Rajvansh to learn more about the temples of the Chola Empire in detail.
In this episode of Chol Rajvansh, British historian and archaeologist Percy Brown acclaims the ‘Koranganatha temple of ‘Srinivasanallur’, built during Emperor ‘Parantaka’ I, as an exemplar of architectural and temporal excellence. He states that the vimana of the ‘Rajarajeshwar’ temple is the best creation of ‘The Dravidian style’ and is standard for Indian architecture. The Chola Empire never stopped building new temples, and the successors of Emperor Rajendra Chola kept the tradition of temple-building alive and firm. Along with architecture, the Chola rulers developed many Takshan art and painting. To learn more about this fascinating period, don’t miss the next episode of Chol Rajvansh, a free Hindi podcast written by Manvendra Bhattacharya and narrated by Ambujeshwar Pandey, available only on Audio Pitara.
In this episode of Chol Rajvansh, The Chola period is known as a golden era of South-Indian art—marked by tremendous progress in art and literature. The Shaivas were the Chola dynasty’s prominent patrons, which is why there was an extensive construction of Shiva idols during that time. The Chola era is particularly renowned for its bronze sculptures, especially the magnificent idols of Nataraja. The last ruler of the third Chola dynasty was Emperor Rajendra, who reigned from 1246 AD to 1279 AD. He was known to involve the crown prince in ruling the empire during his lifetime. Unravel the mysteries of this remarkable historical period with Manvendra Bhattacharya’s free Hindi podcast, narrated by Ambujeshwar Pandey, exclusively on Audio Pitara.
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