The Chalukya dynasty refers to an Indian royal dynasty that ruled large parts of southern and central India between the sixth and twelfth centuries.
The earliest dynasty, known as the Badami Chalukyas, ruled from their capital Badami from the middle of the sixth century
After the death of Pulakesi li the Eastern Chalukyas became an independent kingdom in the eastern Deccan
The period of Badami Chalukya brought about the evolution and proliferation of a new style of architecture known as Vesara, a combination of the South Indian and the North Indian building styles.
The rock-cut temples of Pattadakal, a UNESCO world heritage site.
The three gems of Kannada literature, Adikavi Pampa Sti Pornina and Ranna belonged to that period
The coins had Nagari and Kannada legends.
The rule of the Badami Chalukya proved a period of religious harmony Later, from the time of Vikramaditya I, the people took an inclination towards Shaivism and sects like Pashupata, Kapalikas and Kalamukhas existed. They actively encouraged Jainism as well.