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List of Chola kings
Early Cholas
Ellalan  ·  Ilamcetcenni 
Karikalan  ·  Nedunkilli 
Killivalavan  ·   Kopperuncholan
Kocengannan  ·   Perunarkilli
Interregnum (c.200–848)
Medieval Cholas
Vijayalaya Chola 848–891(?)
Aditya Chola I 891–907
Parantaka Chola I 907–950
Gandaraditya Chola 950–957
Arinjaya Chola 956–957
Sundara Chola 957–970
Uttama Chola 970–985
Rajaraja Chola I 985–1014
Rajendra Chola I 1012–1044
Rajadhiraja Chola 1018–1054
Rajendra Chola II 1051–1063
Virarajendra Chola 1063–1070
Athirajendra Chola 1067–1070
Later Cholas
Kulothunga Chola I 1070–1120
Vikrama Chola 1118–1135
Kulothunga Chola II 1133–1150
Rajaraja Chola II 1146–1173
Rajadhiraja Chola II 1166–1178
Kulothunga Chola III 1178–1218
Rajaraja Chola III 1216–1256
Rajendra Chola III 1246–1279
Chola society
Chola government
Chola military  ·   Chola Navy
Chola art  ·   Chola literature
Solesvara Temples
Poompuhar  ·   Uraiyur
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Tiruvarur   ·   Telugu Cholas

Aditya Karikalan or Aditya II was a Chola prince who lived in the tenth century in South India. He was the eldest son of Sundara Chola and the brother of Rajaraja Chola I.

At a very young age he led the Chola armies against the Pandyas. He defeated the Pandya king Veerapandyan at the battle of Chevur and made him flee to the hills surrounding the battlefield. It is also possible that Aditya Karikalan killed Vira Pandya in that battle. Aditya II’s inscriptions use the epithet Vira Pandyan Thalai Konda koparakesari" for Adithha Karikalan – "took the head of Vira Pandya".

Aditya who was the co-regent and heir apparent to the Chola throne was murdered under unclear circumstances during the reign of his father Parantaka in 969 CE.He said to be killed in the palace of Sambuvaraya at Kadambur now so calledMelakadambur lies in cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu. The inquiry into the case was finished only in the 2nd year of Rajaraja Chola I. The lands of a few officials like one bearing the title Irumudi Chola were appropriated during that year as per the order signed by Kurukādi Kilān.[1]

Uttama Chola, the son of Gandaraditya became the next Chola king.[2]



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