Badami Chalukya Architecture - Chalukya Architecture History

Chalukya Architecture History

During 450, the Chalukya style originated in Aihole and was perfected in Badami and Pattadakal. The Chalukya artists experimented with different styles, blended the Indo-Aryan Nagara and Dravidian styles, and evolved Chalukya style. The equals of the grand temples of South India do not find in North and Central India, (which was comparatively free of frequent foreign invasions). The successive rulers contributed to the work of their predecessors.

Their style includes two types of monuments.

  • The rock cut halls (caves)
  • Structural temples

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