Chalukyan Architecture: Indian Art And Culture - By Jatin Verma

Chalukyan Architecture: Indian Art And Culture

Updated on 12 October, 2019

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Chalukyan Architecture: Indian Art And Culture - The graves of Chalukyan rulers have been found in a village near Huligemmanakolla in Pattadakal of Karnataka’s district. The discovery was made by explorer Manjunath Sullolli who says that the place has graves of the family members of Chalukyan rulers. About Chalukyas architecture:

  • Chalukyan kings were famous for building gigantic temples with intricate architecture.
  • Chalukyan king established temples at Places such as Aihole, Badami, and Pattadakal in Bagalkot district.
  • Built between the 6th and 8th centuries, these monuments are examples of the best of the architecture of that era in entire South India.
About the life of Chalukyan kings:
  • There are no clear details available about the places where they lived.
  • No documents or evidence of their graves therefore, explorers are still searching for their graves.
Important Characteristic Features of Chalukyan Architecture:
  • Small base design
  • Horseshoe base
  • Square Garbhagriha
  • Inner pradakshinapatha
Chalukyan Architecture: Indian Art And Culture Aihole temples of the Chalukya Dynasty:
  • Ladh Khan temple (Surya Temple)
  • Durga temple resembling a Buddhist Chaitya.
  • Huchimalligudi temple
  • Jain temple/ Jinendra at Meguti by Ravikirti.
Chalukyan Architecture: Indian Art And Culture Badami temples of the Chalukya Dynasty:
  • Muktheeswara temple and
  • Melagulti Sivalaya.
Pattadakal temples of the Chalukya Dynasty:
  • There are a total of 10 temples in Pattadakal.
  • Virupaksha Temple
  • Sangameswarar Temple
  • Mallikarjuna Temple
  • Galganatha Temple
  • Kadasiddeshvara Temple
  • Jambulinga Temple
  • Papanatha Temple
  • Museum of the Plains and Sculpture gallery
  • Naganatha Temple
  • Chandrashekara
  • Mahakuteshwara Temple
Also read: Kailash Mansarovar yatra (Indian Culture) What do you need to know about Sabarimala Temple Entry Case?


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