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12 Facts About Western Chalukya
Knowledge of Western Chalukya history has come through examination of the numerous Kannada language inscriptions left by the kings, and from the study of important contemporary literary documents in Western Chalukya literature such as Gada Yuddha in Kannada by Ranna and Vikramankadeva Charitam in Sanskrit by Bilhana.
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Fifty-year reign of Vikramaditya VI, the most successful of the later Western Chalukya rulers, was an important period in Karnataka's history and is referred to by historians as the "Western Chalukya Vikrama era".
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Western Chalukya retained this territory for many years despite ongoing hostilities with the Cholas.
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Western Chalukya kingship was hereditary, passing to the king's brother if the king did not have a male heir.
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Western Chalukya later wrote Sribhashya, a commentary on Badarayana Brahmasutra, a critique on the Advaita philosophy of Adi Shankara.
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Western Chalukya was bestowed the title "Emperor among poets" by King Tailapa II and has five major works to his credit.
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Western Chalukya wrote Ajitha purana in 993 describing the life of the second Tirthankara, Ajitanatha.
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