The Rashtrakutas Medieval Indian History Study Notes for KAS IAS UPSC Rashtrakutas were early rulers, the greatest ruler of the dynasty was Dandidurga
- Rashtrakutas were early rulers, the greatest ruler of the dynasty was Dandidurga.
- By 750 CE, he had become the master of central and southern Gujarat and the whole of Madhya Pradesh and Berar
- After Dandidurga’s death in 758 CE, his uncle (father’s brother) Krishna I ascended the throne
- Later his brother Dhruva who eventually crowned himself as the ruler.
- During the reign of Dhruva (780–794 CE) the Rashtrakuta power reached its zenith.
- Dhruva Govinda III Amoghavarsha (814–880 CE) ------ Krishna III (939–968 CE)
- Krishna III was the last great ruler of the Rashtrakuta dynasty
- Successors of Krishna III were too weak to save the kingdom from its decline.
- Worship of Shiva and Vishnu was popular during the Rashtrakuta reign.
- The famous rock-cut Shiva temple at Ellora was built by Krishna I.
- Jainism was patronised by later rulers
- Buddhism had declined during this period
|Ellora Cave Temple|
- Ellora Cave Complex, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
- The Ellora cave complex contains the features of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monuments
- Monolithic Kailasanath Temple - hewn out of a single rock during the time of Krishna I in the 8th century