Rajendra Chola I
Rajendra Chola I (971 CE – 1044 CE), often referred to as Rajendra the Great, and also known as Gangaikonda Chola (The Bringer of the Ganges), was a Chola Emperor who reigned between 1014 and 1044 CE. Rajendra was one of the few Indian monarchs to conquer territory outside the Indian Subcontinent. Under his reign, the Chola Dynasty was expanded to its greatest extent, dominating trade throughout the Indian Ocean.
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Quotes about Rajendra Chola I
- In the 8th year of the reign of Kopparakesarivanmar sri Rajendra Sola Deva, who, while the goddess of Fortune, having become constant, increased, and while the goddess of the great Earth, the goddess of victory in battle and the matchless goddess of Fame, having become his great queens, rejoiced-that in his extended lifetime, conquered with his great war-like army Idaiturai-nadu, Vanavasi shut in by a fence of continuous forests; Kollipakkai, whose walls were surrounded by sulli trees; Mannaikkadakkam whose fortification was unapproachable.
- Epigraphia Carnatica, Volume 10, Part 1, p. 32.
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