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One of the inscriptions collected by Fr. Heras in 1932, alludes to Sahasthadeva who had his capital at Chandrapura(Chandor in Salcette) and wanted to conquer the weak Southern Silahara Empire with its capital at Govapuri.
According to Kharepattan plates of Rattaraja, as interpreted by Dr. Altekar, (Indian culture Vol. II pg. 399-400), the Southern Konkan Silahara dynasty ruled from Gopakapattans (Govapuri of Gove) the present Vhoddlem Goem at the foot of the Pilar Hillock for two and half centuries. The founder of this dynasty as well as of the city is said to be Sanaphulla who ruled circa 765 to 795 AD, as a feudatory of the Rashtrakutta king Krishna I (759-773). The Rashtrakuttas were defeated by the western Chalukyas during the reign of Rattaraja (995-1020) and thus the Southern Silaharas became feudatories of the Chalukyas. Rattaraja tried to assert his independence but was
defeated by the Chalukya Emperor Jayasimha, who annexed his kingdom, but did not establish the rule as such in South Konkan. The Northern Silahara King Arikesarin then invaded the entire Konkan as far south as Gopakapattana in 1020 but was soon killed in battle when the Southern Maratha Silahara King Gonka attacked his Capital at Thana. In this confused situation, while Chittaraja, the nephew of Arikesarin was succeeding him in Thana, the Goa Kadamba King, Sahasthadeva I, attacked and conquered Govapuri and the entire Konkan region.





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One of the inscriptions collected by Fr. Heras in 1932, alludes to Sahasthadeva who had his capital at Chandrapura(Chandor in Salcette) and wanted to conquer the weak Southern Silahara Empire with its capital at Govapuri.
According to Kharepattan plates of Rattaraja, as interpreted by Dr. Altekar, (Indian culture Vol. II pg. 399-400), the Southern Konkan Silahara dynasty ruled from Gopakapattans (Govapuri of Gove) the present Vhoddlem Goem at the foot of the Pilar Hillock for two and half centuries. The founder of this dynasty as well as of the city is said to be Sanaphulla who ruled circa 765 to 795 AD, as a feudatory of the Rashtrakutta king Krishna I (759-773). The Rashtrakuttas were defeated by the western Chalukyas during the reign of Rattaraja (995-1020) and thus the Southern Silaharas became feudatories of the Chalukyas. Rattaraja tried to assert his independence but was
defeated by the Chalukya Emperor Jayasimha, who annexed his kingdom, but did not establish the rule as such in South Konkan. The Northern Silahara King Arikesarin then invaded the entire Konkan as far south as Gopakapattana in 1020 but was soon killed in battle when the Southern Maratha Silahara King Gonka attacked his Capital at Thana. In this confused situation, while Chittaraja, the nephew of Arikesarin was succeeding him in Thana, the Goa Kadamba King, Sahasthadeva I, attacked and conquered Govapuri and the entire Konkan region.





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One of the inscriptions collected by Fr. Heras in 1932, alludes to Sahasthadeva who had his capital at Chandrapura(Chandor in Salcette) and wanted to conquer the weak Southern Silahara Empire with its capital at Govapuri.
According to Kharepattan plates of Rattaraja, as interpreted by Dr. Altekar, (Indian culture Vol. II pg. 399-400), the Southern Konkan Silahara dynasty ruled from Gopakapattans (Govapuri of Gove) the present Vhoddlem Goem at the foot of the Pilar Hillock for two and half centuries. The founder of this dynasty as well as of the city is said to be Sanaphulla who ruled circa 765 to 795 AD, as a feudatory of the Rashtrakutta king Krishna I (759-773). The Rashtrakuttas were defeated by the western Chalukyas during the reign of Rattaraja (995-1020) and thus the Southern Silaharas became feudatories of the Chalukyas. Rattaraja tried to assert his independence but was
defeated by the Chalukya Emperor Jayasimha, who annexed his kingdom, but did not establish the rule as such in South Konkan. The Northern Silahara King Arikesarin then invaded the entire Konkan as far south as Gopakapattana in 1020 but was soon killed in battle when the Southern Maratha Silahara King Gonka attacked his Capital at Thana. In this confused situation, while Chittaraja, the nephew of Arikesarin was succeeding him in Thana, the Goa Kadamba King, Sahasthadeva I, attacked and conquered Govapuri and the entire Konkan region.





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