If Raja Raja Chola helped the Rajputs defeat Mahmud of Ghazni

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Would Raja Raja Chola have defeated Ghazni ?

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  1. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    he was india's most powerful ruler during his time and a defender of the hindu dharma . :thumb:

    interestingly , he was a contemporary of mahmud of ghazni , the barbarian invader who raped india 17 times . but mahmud and rajaraja never met in battle as mahmud never invaded south india and rajaraja never went to north india .

    so would rajaraja would have been able to defeat mahmud and defend hindu dharma if he had gone to the aid of the hapless rajput kings in the north ?? how about a poll being added to this thread regarding DFIan's opinion on this matter ??

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    Re: Emperor Raja Raja Cholan I birthday

    This great 'Defender of Hindu Dharma' raped more Indian kingdoms than Ghazni himself :pound:

    Cholas were an aberration to Aryavarta. And that statue looks like a she-male.
     
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    oh, you are from warangal. are you still holding a grudge? Its over a 1000 years ago.:violin:
     
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    yes , but such rapists were exactly what the doctor ordered to protect india against barbarians like ghazni . as they say in hindi---'' loha lohey ko katata hai '' ( only iron cuts iron---translation for kayal ) .

    both rajajaraja and ghazni were of similar capabilities and nature . and rajaraja , as a an ardent devotee of lord shiva , would have doubtlessly fought against an invader who was destroying shiva temples like the one in somnath .

    so the question stands.....
     
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    Re: Emperor Raja Raja Cholan I birthday

    Even comparing Raja Raja with Ghazni is an insult. The Cholas did attack and plunder neighbouring Hindu Kingdoms but so did the Marathas, Guptas, Mauryas and others. But that in no way compares them with Ghazni and other invaders from outside, because the local Kings never destroyed Temples and idols with a vengeance.[/quote]

    When the Cholas invaded Sri Lanka, they did loot and destroy Buddhist monasteries and built Shiva temples over their ruins (some of these Shiva temples built by Cholas still survive today). Remind of you anything?

    It is true that Indian dynasties were generally refrained from wanton looting and destruction of religious structures and conducted warfare in a "humane" manner, but the Cholas were an exception to that rule. Even Ghazni never destroyed any mosques.
     
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    You know ashdoc, many think that commander is the reincarnation of Raja Raja Cholan I. :plane:
     
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    Sure. What options should I add ?
     
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    Re: Emperor Raja Raja Cholan I birthday

    @ashdoc,

    Its not clear how much the Cholas knew about what was happening as far north as Gujarat. Even if they did, unless the Cholas had expanded further north into present day MP or Maharastra it would have been logistically impossible for the Cholas to fight Ghazni so far from their homeland.
     
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    Re: Emperor Raja Raja Cholan I birthday


    :pound::pound:

    Lol, funny @kayal


    ---- yeah. I wish went more ape shit.

    Only Indians can destroy Indians.:fyeah::tea:
     
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    here is a more manly look of rajaraja---

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    question is---would rajaraja have been able to defeat ghazni and defend india ??

    options---1) yes 2) no 3) difficult to say .
     
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    Ashdoc, u dont understand Tamils. We dont go around picking fights in the name of religion.

    We are a peaceful people, minding our own business.

    "vantha sandayai vida maattan, valiya sandaikku sela maattaan" (we will not let go a fight brought to us, but we do not go around picki ng fights)
     
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    Re: Emperor Raja Raja Cholan I birthday

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    Raja Rajan's son Rajendra Cholan i conquered parts of Benagal, Burma, Malaysia and Indonesia.
     
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    ^^ @kayal
    Tell that to Srivijaya,
    Please read a little more into Chola history, not just from wikipedia.

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    Rajendra Chola didn't conquer these places, those place paid him tribute. (Ofcourse he threaned to attack them if they didn't) But those places were ruled by local rulers and the Cholas had no military infrastructure in place in any of them.
     
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    yeah really ??

    then why did rajaraja's son rajendra chola invade southeast asia---one of the rare occasions when an indian army invaded a foreign country and that too successfully .
     
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    To secure sea trade routes from pirates,
     
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