Chandragupta II Chalukya Defeated Umayyad Second Caliphate


On Emperor Vikramaditya, there is a lot of controversy.

There are atleast two Vikramadityas. One belongs to the Maurya Dynasty.Chandragupta Maurya,son of Samudra Gupta ,was called Vikramaditya. His date is around 105 BC.

There is another Vikramaditya who belongs to Chalukya Dynasty and his date is around 715 AD.

There are more Vikramadityas in Chalukya Dynasty and I have traced. upto Vikramaditya VI.

The term Vikramaditya means ‘ one who is a Conqueror of Sun’ meaning like Sun whose rays pervade the earth.

So the epithet was applied to Emperors of India who were conquerors and righteous.

Hence we come across many Vikramadityas.

Now to the subject of this article,

‘Who Conquered Arabia ?

Was it the Chandragupta Maurya or Vikramaditya of Chalukya Dynasty?

This assumes importance because there is a lot of controversy over the point that Arabia was conquered by Indian Kings.

I had written in detail about the conquest of Emperor Vikramaditya,that is Chandragupta Maurya, of Arabia and his establishment of Hinduism there.

Even before this, Hinduism was established there during ancient times, the connections emanating from Tamils and Sanatan Dharma.I have written some articles on this. I shall be writing more on this angle.

The established Hinduism and it’s Practices were destroyed when Prophet Muhammad overran Mecca.

In the process, over 360 idols of Hindu pantheon was destroyed and one idol was rumoured to have been smuggled out to Somnath,India.This idol was that of Durga,which was called Mannat by Arabs.To recover this idol, Mohammad Ghazini invaded and looted Somnath eighteen times.

It was not only the Chandra Gupta Maurya who fought the Arabs and Conquered Arabia.

Vikramaditya of Chalukya Dynasty also defeated the Second Caliphate.

Yet history is mum on whether Vikramaditya ,after conquering the Caliph proceeded to Arabia.

Am checking this from Foreign neutral sources and will update

‘The Umayyad Caliphate (661–750 CE;  al-Khilāfah al-ʾUmawīyah) was the second of the four major caliphates established after the death of Muhammad.. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umayyad_Caliphate

Between 724 and 810 CE, a series of battles took place between the Arabs and the north Indian King Nagabhata I of the Gurjara-Pratihara dynasty, the south Indian King Vikramaditya II of the Chalukya dynasty, and other small Indian kingdoms. In the north, Nagabhata of the Gurjara Pratihara Dynasty defeated a major Arab expedition in Malwa. From the South, Vikramaditya II sent his general Pulakesi, who defeated the Arabs in Gujarat.Later in 776 CE, a naval expedition by the Arabs was defeated by the Saindhava naval fleet under Agguka I.

The Arab defeats led to an end of their eastward expansion, and later manifested in the overthrow of Arab rulers in Sindh itself and the establishment of indigenous Muslim Rajput dynasties (Soomras and Sammas) there.

Source. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umayyad_campaigns_in_India#CITEREFMajumdar1977



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