Kalachuris of Kalyani

1156 - 1183 : Kalachuris of Kalyani 
Founder : 
Kalachuris of Kalyani  also known as Kalachuris of Mahishmati, were an Indian dynasty rose to power in the Deccan region between 1156 and 1182 CE . They are also known as the Early Kalachuris to distinguish them from their later namesakes, especially the Kalachuris of Tripuri.


c. 925 AD : Uchita
c. 950 AD : Asaga
c.975 AD : Kannama
c. 1000 AD : Kirivasaga or Asana II
c. 1057 AD : Bijjala I
Bijjala I was a feudatory of Chalukya Somesvara I in 1057 A.D. 

c.1067 Kannama II
Bijjala’s son Kannama II was also a Chalukya feudatory in 1067 A.D. 

c.1069 AD - c. 1080 AD Ammarasa
The inscription found at Mandrup in south Solapur taluka relates to the period 1069 A.D. The rule of the Kalachuri chief Ammarasa, who is stated to have ruled from Mangaliveda. It mentions the administrative division Anandura-300 and another smaller division of 30.

c. 1080 AD : Jogama
It was suggested by Dr. Desai that Kannama’s son Jogama came to power in about 1080 A.D. though the earliest known date for him so far is 1087-88 A.D. the date of an inscription from Kolagiri in Jath taluka of Sangli district

c.1118 AD - c. 1130 AD : Permadi

1130 - 1167 AD : Bijjala II proclaimed independence in 1156.
Established the authority over Karnataka after wresting power from the Chalukya king Taila III.

He was the most famous of the southern Kalachuri kings who ruled initially as a vassal of Chalukya Vikramaditya VI. He ruled as the Mahamandalesvara (chief or governor) over Karhada-4000 and Tardavadi-1000 provinces, designations given to territories within the larger Western Chalukya kingdom.

Mahamandaiesvara Bijjala is mentioned with his brother Mailugi in inscription dated 1147 A.D. as a subordinate to Jagaddekamalla II. 

He revolted against the Western Chalukya Empire, assumed imperial titles in 1157, and ruled along with his successors, the Deccan Plateau for a quarter of a century

1168–1176 : Sovideva
This inscription was found in the Hanuman temple at Sivani in north Solapur relates to 1171 A.D. It refers itself to the reign of the Kalachuri king Sovideva.

Mallugi --> overthrown by brother Sankama

1176 - 1178 AD : Sankama

1178 AD - 1183 AD : Ahavamalla
18th July, 1181 AD : Appanapalli , Mahabubnagar
This inscription is on the northern wall of Siva temple. Records that the elders of Aiyyavolu 500, 36 Beedu of Mummari and the Ubhaya nananadesis of Kannada Navaka 1000 assembled and built the gateway (torana) at Kadamburu.
Note: This Ahuvamalla was the fifth son of Bijjela. His earliest record is dated A.D. 1181. If this was his third year, he must have proclaimed himself as king in A.D. 1178-79.

11th January, 1182 AD : Alampur, Jogulamba Gadwal District
This inscription is of the time of the Kalachuri king Ahavamalla, son of Bijjala. It cites the date, his 4th regnal year, Magha s.u. 5, Monday. This date regularly corresponds to A.D. 1182, January 11.

It states that the representatives of the trading corporation of Ayyavale-Five-Hundred, Ubhaya-Nanadesis, Mummuridandas of Thirty-six Bidus, Kannada-Four-Thousand and the chief men of the business centres like Trumbula, Gobbur, Maddur and Alampur, assembled in a conference and made the gift of income derived from tools on various transactions to the Gavaresvara Kesava-rasi, Sthanapati of the temple received the gift.

Alampur, Mahaboobnagar District.
11th January, A.D. 1182. :This inscription is dated Regnal year 4, Magha su. 5, Monday, (A.D. 1182, Jan. 11). It records that the representatives of the trading corporation of Ayyavale-500, Ubhaya-nanadesis, Mummuri Dandas of 36 Bidus, Kannada four thousand and the chief men of business centres like Tumbula, Gobburu, Madduru, and Alampur assembled in a conference and made the gift of income from tools on various transactions to the god Gavaresvara. Kesavarasi Sthanapati received the gift.