War Elephants at the Battle of Takkolam

Illustration

Dr Avantika Lal
by Dinesh Kannambadi
published on 11 June 2018
War Elephants at the Battle of Takkolam

This is a contemporary depiction of the Battle of Takkolam (949 CE) as it is shown on a pillar of a temple built by Butuga II (939-960 CE) of the Western Ganga dynasty (a Rashtrakuta empire vassal) as a fitting finale to his victory over the Cholas of Tanjore at the Takkolam battle. The reliefs on the circular pillars of the Nandi Mandapa depict the defeat of Chola commander Rajaditya by Butuga Il who fought for the Rashtrakutas. Location: Arakeshwara temple (also spelt Arakeshvara or Arakesvara) in Hole Alur, Chamarajanagar district, Karnataka state, India.

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Kannambadi, D. (2018, June 11). War Elephants at the Battle of Takkolam. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/8879/

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Kannambadi, Dinesh. "War Elephants at the Battle of Takkolam." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 11 Jun 2018. Web. 13 Nov 2019.

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