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The Rashtrakutas were Kannada-speaking and spoke Kannada as their mother tongue. The Rashtrakutas were once known as the feudatories of Vatapi's Western Chalukyas. They ruled from Karnataka's Manyakheta. 
The Rashtrakutas thought themselves to be Satyaki's descendants. It is clear from the inscriptions of a few Chalukya kings that they were Chalukya vassals.
Dhantidurga, the founder of the Rashtrakuta dynasty, conquered the Badami Chalukyas. Krishna 1 was Dhantidurga's successor. He also had Konkan under his control.
Vishnuvardhana of Vengi and the Ganga ruler of Mysore were also defeated by Krishna I. He was a massive supporter of the arts and architecture. In Ellora, he built the Kailasa temple. He defeated mysore's Gangas. Krishna was followed by Govinda \(2\) and Dhruva.
Rashtrakuta Kings
Amoghavarsha I (\(814–878\) CE)
He is son of Govinda III, was the greatest ruler of the Rashtrakuta dynasty. During Amoghavarsha I's reign, Manyakheta (now Malkhed in Karnataka State) became the kingdom's best port, while Broach became the best port in the kingdom.
Amoghavarsha I was a huge supporter of learning and literature. Amoghavarsha was a famous poet in his own right, and his Kavirajamarga is Kannada's first book on poetics. Jinasena, a Jaina monk, converted Amoghavarsha to Jainism.
Amoghavarsha I was one of the four greatest monarchs of the world, according to Suleman, an Arab trader; the other three were the Caliph of Bagdad, the King of Constantinople, and the Emperor of China. Amoghavarsha ruled for \(63\) years. Amoghavarsha was a famous poet in his own right, and his Kavirajamarga is Kannada's first book on poetics. 
Krishna II (\(878–914\) AD):

After the death of his illustrious father, Amoghavarsha I, he ascended the Rashtrakuta throne. However, he was defeated by Cholas under Parantaka at the battle of Vallala (modern Tiruvallam, Vellore district) in \(916\) AD.
Krishna III (\(939 – 967\) AD):

He was the Rashtrakuta Dynasty of Manyakheta's last great warrior and capable king. In the battle of Takkolam (now in the Vellore region), he defeated the Cholas and took Thanjavur. The Chalukyas, led by Krishna III, competed with other north Indian royal families for control of Kanauj. At Rameshwaram, he constructed the Krishneshwara temple. Govinda III was the empire's last unbroken king.