The Chalukyas of Badami and Kalyan

First Online June 10, 2002
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In the cultural history of  South India, the emergence of the Chalukyas of Badami and Chalukyas of Kalyan is an important event, particularly in the field of art and architecture. They caused the excavations of rock cut temples and construction of structural temples. Having made use of the locally available red sand stone, they experimented to blend the characteristic features of the contemporary Indian architectural styles--Rekhanaga and Dravida.

Chalukyas of Badami

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Chalukyan Art
A Pattadkal sculptureRomance of Shiva and ParvatiMan Offers Ring to GirlfriendRomance of Shiva and Parvati
Lad Khan Temple, AiholeUnique Temple of Aihole, 7th Century A.D.Shiva and his bull vehicle NandiA Chalukyan Miniature Painting
Shiva with his bullShiva Killing an Asura, Badami SculptureDesigns from a Pattadakal TempleA rural couple sitting on a cot caress each other