12 Facts About Chalukya dynasty


Chalukya dynasty was a Classical Indian dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the 6th and the 12th centuries.

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The writing of 12th century Kashmiri poet Bilhana suggests the Chalukya dynasty family belonged to the Shudra caste while other sources claim they were Kshatriyas.

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Chalukya dynasty is considered one of the notable kings in Indian history.

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Chalukya dynasty's queens were princess from the Alupa Dynasty of South Canara and the Western Ganga Dynasty of Talakad, clans with whom the Chalukyas maintained close family and marital relationships.

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Chalukya dynasty then defeated the Vishnukundins in the south-eastern Deccan.

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Chalukya dynasty thus avenged the earlier humiliation of the Chalukyas by the Pallavas and engraved a Kannada inscription on the victory pillar at the Kailasanatha Temple.

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The Western Chalukya dynasty period was an important age in the development of Kannada literature and Sanskrit literature.

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Chalukya dynasty appointed his brother Kubja Vishnuvardhana as Viceroy in 621.

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Badami Chalukya dynasty era was an important period in the development of South Indian architecture.

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The kings of this Chalukya dynasty were called Umapati Varlabdh and built many temples for the Hindu god Shiva.

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Famous writers in Sanskrit from the Western Chalukya dynasty period are Vijnaneshwara who achieved fame by writing Mitakshara, a book on Hindu law, and King Someshvara III, a noted scholar, who compiled an encyclopedia of all arts and sciences called Manasollasa.

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The kings of the Chalukya dynasty were however secular and actively encouraged Jainism.

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