and subsequently the appointment of a Buddhist malay from Sriwijaya as the new king of Chola.
These events are :
1)Violent death of the Chola king,Virarajendra in 1070
2)The empty throne of chola was filled by a stranger bearing the name Kulotungga, A kind of name which would be nothing unusual in Srivijaya but was totally alien to the hindu tamils up to that point.
3)The Srivijayan emperor, Diwakara explicitly described by a Chinese official document in 1077 as the foreign ruler of Chola
4) Rajendra I which is King Kulothunga’s other name was identified by that same Chinese document as simply the king of Chola. Implying that he is a subordinate to the king of Srivijaya
5)An inscription was made in a Guangzhou temple testifying how its restoration around 1064-1067 was funded by Diwakara, the king of Srivjaya. Taking into account the affirmation of diwakara as chola’s foreign overlord by the chinese govt in 1077 , we can arrive to a conclusion that the subjugation of chola by srivijaya happened between 1064 and 1077.
6)A letter was written by a Song dynasty official in 1106 clearly stating that Chola is a subject of Srivijaya
Throughout Kulottunga's 50 year rule chola remained in Chinese records as the subject of sriwijaya. Upon his death chola ceased to be under srivijayan suzerainty and they immediately embarked on a nationwide cover up campaign to try erase the big time humiliation they have just endured.
Hence the death of king viararajendra was registered as “killed in a civil war”.
A genealogy that links kulothunga to past chola kings was fabricated .
Such falsification explains why Kulothungga’s genealogical links could not be verified to this day.
Even a poem touting the destruction of kedah by Kulothunga was also created.under this nationwide denial campaign crazy.gif
Kulothunga’s swivijayan background can be ascertained not only by the fact that names containing the word ‘tungga’ are common in sriwijaya and non existent in chola before 1070 but also by his eastern region origin mentioned by a cholan inscription.
Speaking of inscriptions, those found in chola territories can only be taken seriously if it does not glorify chola
Since the inscription claiming successful chola attacks against sriwijaya could not be independently verified by any other side, it can be summarily dismissed as delusional state sponsored fantasies.
If chola conqured srivijaya why didn’t they set up similar inscriptions there ?
Any spineless coward could erect self flattering monuments in his own backyard..
Besides, it doesn’t make sense at all for those primitive, weakling, loincloth wearing, pussy Indians to even contemplate an attack against a militarily superior neighbour no matter how large the population disparity was between them. Quality will always prevail over sheer numbers.
The Chinese had been completely neutral throughout the two centuries of chola – srivijaya interactions. That means their testimony takes precedence if chola and Chinese accounts contradict each other. And the chinese did not even report any attack on sriwijaya by chola. Much less a chola victory. Instead ,what they reported was to the contrary..Srivijaya ruled Chola.
Since chola denied it, the credibility of their entire uncorroborated historical account can now be deemed questionable especially the ones claiming military successes
I notice many imbeciles using the word raid when discussing the alleged chola attempts to challenge sriwijayan military supremacy.
Heck. Do they even know what raid means.? A Raid is a surprise attack .You cannot raid people who already knew you are coming. How would those miserable fisihing boat sized chola navy vessels go about raiding the most powerful maritime power in the world ? The giant ships of srivijaya would have quashed them like bugs.