Ancient Indian History Kadamba Dynasty – Learn Ancient Indian History starting from Study, Geographical Background of Indian History, Writing, Sources of. Kadamba dynasty (kadamba) (ಕದಂಬ ರಾಜವಂಶ) is one of the most ancient and long serving royal dynasties of Karnataka. Apart from the Banavasi Kadambas. Kadamba family, minor dynastic power that held sway in an area to the northwest of Mysore city on the Indian subcontinent between the 4th and 6th centuries ce.

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One of their earliest inscriptions, the Talagunda inscription of Santivarma gives what may be the most possible cause for the emergence of the Kadamba kingdom. Unable to contain him, the Pallavas had to accept his sovereignty.

To avenge his insult, he took up a military profession, defeated Pallava officials and then Pallavas recognized the independence of Mayursharma. The Shikara is pyramid shaped and rises in steps without any decoration with a Stupika or Kalasha at the top. Some Kadamba kings like Krishna Varman performed the horse sacrifice Ashwamedha.

This branch came back to power in Banavasi itself during the regime of Krishnavarma-2 who defeated Harivarma the last king of the original Banavasi branch. But this theory has not found popularity as there is no indication of this account in any of their early records. One legend states the family descended from a three-eyed, four-armed being called Trilochana Kadamba who sprang to life from the drops of sweat from the forehead of Shiva falling at the roots of a Kadamba tree.

Bhuvaraha Narasimha temple Halasi.

Yet another legend states that Mayurasharma had been born to a sister of Jain Thirtankara Ananda Jinavritindra under a Kadamba tree. Stone inscriptions installed during the regime of the Kadambas are very important.


Kadamba architecture – Wikipedia

Mention of the north Indian origin of the Kadambas appear only in their later records of their offshoot descendant dynasty, deemed legendary. He also extended his territory. They built the Madhukesvara temple which is considered their family deity. Kadamba architecture was a style of temple architecture founded by Mayurasharma in the 4th century AD in KarnatakaIndia [1] Kadambas created new style of architecture which was the basis of the Hoysalas style of architecture, developed original school of sculpture, was the forerunner of series of South Indian sculptors.

Mayurasharma Founder of Kadamba dynasty Reign c. Tiring of the endless battles and bloodshed, one of the later descendants, King Shivakoti adopted Jainism. Hoysala architecture of the Hoysala Empire to Under a Mandala had been Vishayas districts. Moraes, is the Jaina Basadi at Halsi, which is said to have been built by Mrigesavarma. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Some Kadamba kings like Krishna Varma performed the Ashwamedha horse sacrifice. Many temples at Aihole including Ramlingesvara temple Complex, Badigergudi temple and small shrines at Durga temple complex, Tryambakeshwara temple complex, ruined temple at Mallikarjuna temple complex, shrines at Jyotirlinga temple complex, small temple at Hucchimalli temple complex, ruined temples Galaganatha temple complex and many temples along the Malaprabha River are built in Kadamba architectural Shikhara style.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. During the pre-Kadamba era the ruling families that controlled Karnataka, the Mauryas, Satavahanas and Chutus had immigrated to the region and the nucleus of power resided outside present day Karnataka.

Following are his famous quotes on Banavasi: Kadamba architecture constituted an important link between the ShatavahanasPallavas and Chalukyas architecture.


Kadamba style Mallikarjuna group of temples and Bhutanatha group of temples [2] temple on adjacent small hill top at Badami. A History of Ancient and Mediaeval Karnataka.

Two theories to the origin of the Kadamba dynasty exist, a native Kannadiga origin and the other a north Indian origin.

Kadamba dynasty

The Naga descent of the Kadambas kadzmba been stated in early inscriptions of King Krishna Varma I too, which confirms the family came from present day Karnataka. As far as the chronology of these Banavasi Kadamba coins concerned, Sri-Dhosharashi coins follow Sri-Manarashi coins as evidenced by the script style.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Moreover, Halmidi inscription is assigned to Kakkushthavarman. Since Banavasi was an important religious site of sanctity, the site attracted old-age piigrims from distant places who spent their last days in the holy site.

According to the inscription, King Nanda, who had no heir, prayed to Lord Shiva in the Kailash mountains when a heavenly voice advised him that two sons would be born to him, would bear the name of Kadamba Kula family and they should be instructed in the use of weapons.

There are several legends and tales that describe the progeny of the Kadamba family. Cinema Newspapers Magazines Television Radio. Moraes opines the ambassador went during the time of Kadamba king Bhagiratha, Dr. The ‘Kadambus’ find mention in the Sangam literature as totemic worshippers of the Kadambu tree and the Hindu god Subramanya.