Until about 1680 Aurangzeb's rule was fairly stable. Then, possibly provoked by a revolt (1678-81) of the RAJPUTS, which was supported by his third son, he began a series of fierce campaigns against the Hindu kingdoms. Bijapur and Golconda were finally captured in 1686-87. Thereafter he fought continuously and ineffectively against the MARATHAS in the south and west. Although Aurangzeb brought the Mogul empire to its greatest extent, his wars depleted his treasury, and his long absences in the south led to a weakening of Mogul control in the north. By his death, the empire was disintegrating. His Muslim fanaticism had also resulted in the destruction of countless Hindu temples and shrines.