Puhar is a town of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Kaveripatnam. It was founded by Chola King Karikala Puhar served as the capital of the early Chola kings. Karikala was a Tamil Chola king who ruled southern India. He is attributed to the conquest of the whole of India up to the Himalayas and the construction of the flood banks of the river Kaveri. He is recognised as the greatest of the Early Cholas.
Where is the Brihadeshwar temple built during the Chola period located?
Brihadeshwar temple is located Thanjavur in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Periya Kovil, RajaRajeswara Temple and Rajarajeswaram. It is one of the largest temples in India. Brihadeshwara is an example of Hindu architecture from South India from the Chola period.
The Uttaramerur inscription provides information of the administration of the
The Chola kings followed a highly efficient system of' administration. The most important feature of the Chola administration was the local administration at districts, towns and villages level. Uttaramerur inscriptions speak much about the Chola administration.
During the Sangam Age brisk and nourishing foreign trade was conducted from the south Indian ports of Muziris, Kaveripattnam or Poom-Puhar and Arikamedu to
The Cholas also encouraged plastic art; the metal and stone images cast during the period are exquisitely executed and display a wonderful vigour, diginity and grace. The masterpiece of Chola sculpture is the famous Natraja or the Dancing Shiva image at the great temple of Chidambaram. The Nataraja has been described as the "cutura epitome" of the Chola period.
Sangam was the ancient academy, which enabled Tamil poets and authors to gather periodically to publish their work. The Sangam met periodically in the city of Madurai in South India under the patronage of the Pandya kings. The current estimate is that the Sangam period lasted between 400 BCE until 300 CE.
Which one of the following Chola Kings conquered Ceylon (Singhal) first?
Rajaraja -I conquered Ceylon (Singhal) first. The period of Chola rule in the island of Sri Lanka began with the invasion in 993 AD, when Raja Raja Chola sent a large Chola army which conquered the Anuradhapura Kingdom, in the north, and added it to the Chola Empire.
The most distinguished ruler of the Chalukyan dynasty was
Pulakeshin II (610-642 CE) was the most famous ruler of the Chalukya dynasty of Vatapi (present-day Badami in Karnataka, India). During his reign, the Chalukya kingdom expanded to cover most of the Deccan region in peninsular India.
Which of the following is one of the greatest classics of the Sangam literature?
Manimekalai mentions the collaboration of architects from Maharashtra, blacksmiths from Malwa, carpenters from Greece and Rome and jewellers from Magadha with their counterparts of the Tamil region. The occupation or profession was generally hereditary or handed down from father to the son. According to Silappadikaram, men of different occupation lived in different streets. This led to progress in various trades and industries and also resulted in making these men skilled in their art. The art of building reached a high level during this period. In this context the works of carpenters are noteworthy. This can be observed in the use of boats with face of the horse, elephant and lion mentioned by Silappadikaram.
Which of the following is not true about Ajanta Caves?