The legendary story of Pulakeshin-II

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But Pulakeshin’s most famous moment came when he met Harshavardhana of Kannauj or Kanyakubja as it was known back then in the battlefield on the banks of the Narmada. Harsha had been invincible till then and had never lost a battle. Pulakeshin’s Northern expansion attracted Harsha’s attention. Despite the numerical disadvantage, the Chalukyas emerged victorious. Harsha was defeated and a treaty was signed between the two.

This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object

can aptly describe the encounter between Harsha & Pulakeshin. An aging Pulakeshin again invaded the Pallavas in the hope of replenishing the depleting Chalukya treasury. This time however, the Pallavas who were led by Narasimhavarman were able to reverse their earlier defeats and emerge victorious. Encouraged by this victory, Narasimhavarman went all the way to Badami and met Pulakeshin in the Chalukyan capital city.

Pulakeshin-II meeting with the envoys from Persia.



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Aditya Kulkarni

Aditya Kulkarni

Business Consultant, MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, fascinated by history, and love watching movies and TV shows. Quora Top Writer 2017 and 2018.