Chola dynasty

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Chola dynasty
300s BCE–1279 CE
Cairt shawing the extent o the Chola empire c. 1030
Caipital Early Cholas: Poompuhar, Urayur, Tiruvarur,
Medieval Cholas: Pazhaiyaarai, Thanjavur
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Leids Tamil
Releegion Shaivism
Government Monarchy
 -  848–871 Vijayalaya Chola
 -  1246–1279 Rajendra Chola III
Historical era Middle Ages
 -  Established 300s BCE
 -  Rise o the medieval Cholas 848 CE
 -  Empire at its greatest extent 1030 CE
 -  Disestablished 1279 CE
The day pairt o  Indie
 Sri Lanka
 Malaysie an  Indonesie[1]

The Chola dynasty wis ane o the langest-rulin dynasties in the history o soothren Indie. The earliest datable references tae this Tamil dynasty are in inscriptions frae the 3rd century BCE left bi Ashoka, o the Maurya Empire. As ane o the Three Crouned Keengs o Tamilakam, the dynasty continued tae govren ower varyin territory till the 13t century CE.

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  1. John N. Miksic 2013, p. 79"...the north end of the Straits, from Barus to Kedah and Takuapa, may have been under direct Chola administration; a crown prince of the Chola dynasty probably served as viceroy in Kedah."