Narasimhavarman II or Rajasimha (695 -722 A.D.)
Narasimhavarman I was succeeded by Mahendravarman II and Parameswarvarman I and the Pallava - Chalukya conflict continued during their reign. Thereafter, Narasimhavarman II became the ruler of the Pallava kingdom. He was also known as Rajasimha. His regime was peaceful and he evinced more interest in developing the art and architecture. The Shore temple at Mamallapuram and the Kailasanatha temple at Kanchipuram were built in this period. He was also a great patron of art and letters. The famous Sanskrit scholar Dandin is said to have adorned his court. He sent embassies to China and the maritime trade flourished during his reign. Rajasimha assumed titles like Sankarabhakta, Vadhyavidyadhara and Agamapriya.
He was succeeded by Parameswaravarman II and
Nandivarman II. The Pallava rule lasted till the end of the ninth century A.D. The
Chola king Aditya I defeated the last Pallava ruler Aparajita and seized the
Kanchi region. With this, the rule of Pallava dynasty came to an end.
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