Pallavas

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014 by HindupediaSysop (Talk | contribs) (upload missing article from Harshananda)

By Swami Harshananda

Pallavas

The Pallavas were a dynasty of kings

who ruled over the northern parts of the

present Tamil Nadu. Their origin is not known. Though some scholars hazard a

guess that the Pahlavas (of Persia, an ancient race, 2nd century A. D.) and the Pallavas are the same, there is not enough proof for it.

Their best period was from the 6th to the 9th century A. D.

Mahendravarma (A. D. 600-630) and Nṛsimhavarma I (also known as ‘Mahā-malla’; A. D. 630-660) were the best among

them.

They were great builders. The remnants of their architecture are the Rathas of Mahābalipuram (or Māmallāpuram) as also the shore temple and the Kailāsa-nātha temple of Kāñcīpuram.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

Pallavas The Pallavas were a dynasty of kings who ruled over the northern parts of the present Tamil Nadu. Their origin is not known. Though some scholars hazard a guess that the Pahlavas (of Persia, an ancient race, 2nd century A. D.) and the Pallavas are the same, there is not enough proof for it. Their best period was from the 6th to the 9th century A. D. Mahendravarma (A. D. 600-630) and Nṛsiiiihavarma I (also known as ‘Mahā- malla’; A. D. 630-660) were the best among them. They were great builders. The rem¬nants of their architecture are the Rathas of Mahābalipuram (or Māmallāpuram) as also the shore temple and the Kailāsa- nātha temple of Kāñcīpuram