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date: 14 December 2019


  • Carol Radcliffe Bolon
  •  and K. V. Ramesh


Indian dynasty with sundry branches. Apart from the Chalukyas of Badami (see §1 below) and the later Chalukyas of Kalyana (see §2 below) there was a branch in western India known as the Chalukyas of Gujarat (see Solanki) and a branch known as the Eastern Chalukyas, or Chalukyas of Vengi, who ruled in Andhra in the 7th century ad.

Indian dynasty that ruled portions of Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra from 543 to 757. Over 200 inscriptions of the Chalukyas provide a fairly complete history of the dynasty. They first emerged under Pulakeshin (regc. 543–566/7), with their capital at Badami, (anc. Vatapi). The Vaishnava cave (no. 3) at Badami, dated ad 578 (Shaka year 500) and the earliest dated monument in south India, was dedicated by Mangalesha (reg 597/8–609/10) before he ascended the throne. Other early monuments are found nearby at Aihole...

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