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Pulakesi II

Pulakesi II ascended the throne in 609 A.D.

Pulakesi II was greatest among the Badami Chalukya rulers.

He conquered the entire coastal region in Andhra.

He also invaded against Malwa, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Kalinga regions.

Harshavardhana who wanted to conquer Deccan was defeated by Pulakesi II on the banks of river Narmada

. Pulakesi II invaded against Pallava kingdom and defeated Pallava king Mahendra Varma I in the battle of Pullaluru.

He invaded against Chola, Chera and Pandyas but they surrendered to Pulakesi instead of facing battle with him and agreed to tribute.

Pulakesi II conquered Andhradesa and gave it to his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana to rule over it.

He also defeated Kadambas of Banavasi, Western Gangas and Alupas of Malabar region.

Pulakesi II waged a war on Pallavas in 641.

In the battle that took place at Manimangala the Pallva Narasimha Varma I defeated Pulakesi II.

In 642 A.D Pallava Narasimha Varma I waged a war against Pulakesi II.

In the battle Pulakesi II was defeated and killed by Narasimha Varma I and Vatapi(capital of Badami Chalukyas) was burnt to ashes.

Pulakesi II had the titles of `Parameswara`.

The Chinese traveller Hieun-Tsang visited the Pulakesi II kingdom in 640 A.D and praised his greatness.

Khusru II the king of Persi sent an ambassador to the court of Pulakesi II.

After the death of Pulakesi II the chalukyan power was in abeyance for 13 years.

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