THE KINGDOMS OF THE DECCAN
Deccarn - Southern part of India is called the Deccan. Separated from Northern India by the Vindhya and Satpura mountains. -Rise of the Chalukyas and the Rashtrakutas in the Deccan
The Chalukyas (6th -12th century A.D.) -Early Western Chalukyas (6th-8thcentury A.D.) 1. Pulakesin II founder 2. Their capital was Vatapi. 3. Opposed Harsha's attack in the north. 4. Defeated the Pallava King MahendravarmaI -Later Western Chalukyas of Kalyani (10th -12th century A.D) 1. Someshwara-II important rulers - Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi (7th -12th century A.D) 1. Vishnu Vardhana founder
Contributions of the Chalukyas Followers of Hinduism - Ravikirti, the court poet of Pulakesin-ll 70 Vishnu temples in Aihole. - Telugu literature developed during this period. - The Virupaksha temple.
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