Hindu Temple Architecture - Different Styles of Architecture - Badami Chalukya Architecture

Badami Chalukya Architecture

The Badami Chalukya Architecture|Chalukya style originated during A.D. 450 in Aihole and perfected in Pattadakal and Badami.

The period of Badami Chalukyas was a glorious era in the history of Indian architecture. The capital of the Chalukyas, Vatapi (Badami, in Bagalkot district, North Karnataka in Karnataka) is situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Between 500 and 757 AD, Badami Chalukyas established the foundations of cave temple architecture, on the banks of the Malaprabha River. Those styles mainly include Aihole, Pattadakal and Badami. The sites were built out of sandstone cut into enormous blocks from the outcrops in the chains of the Kaladgi hills.

At Badami, Chalukyas carved some of the finest cave temples. Mahakuta, the large trees under which the shrine nestles.

In Aihole, known as the "Cradle of Indian architecture," there are over 150 temples scattered around the village. The Lad Khan Temple is the oldest. The Durga Temple is notable for its semi-circular apse, elevated plinth and the gallery that encircles the sanctum sanctorum. A sculpture of Vishnu sitting atop a large cobra is at Hutchimali Temple. The Ravalphadi cave temple celebrates the many forms of Shiva. Other temples include the Konthi temple complex and the Meguti Jain temple.

Pattadakal is a (World Heritage Site), where one finds the Virupaksha temple; it is the biggest temple, having carved scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Other temples at Pattadakal are Mallikarjuna, Kashivishwanatha, Galaganatha and Papanath.

Mallikarjuna temple complex at Aihole The Virupaksha temple (or Lokesvara temple) at Pattadakal, built by queen Lokamahadevi (queen of Badami Chalukya King Vikramaditya II) around 740 CE., now a World Heritage Site

Read more about this topic:  Hindu Temple Architecture, Different Styles of Architecture

Other articles related to "badami chalukya architecture, badami, badami chalukyas, badami chalukya, chalukya, architecture":

Badami Chalukya Architecture - Badami Cave Temples - Important Badami Chalukya Temples
... Jain Temple Ravanaphadi Temple Gowda Temple Museum Art Gallery Suryanarayana Temple Badami Cave 1 (Shiva) Cave 2 (Vishnu as Trivikrama or Vamana, Varaha and Krishna) Cave 3 (Vishnu as Narasimha, Varaha ...
Architecture Of Karnataka - Badami Chalukya Architecture
... Badami Chalukya Architecture, Badami cave temples Vishnu seated an Adisesha (serpent) in the Badami cave temple Badami cave temple number 3 Badami ... The earliest temples dating back to around 450 in Aihole when the Badami Chalukyas were feudatories of the Kadambas of Banavasi are also reflected during this period ... According to historians, the Badami Chalukya contribution to temple building matched their valour and their achievements in battle ...
Pattadakal - Groups of Monuments
... Temple (was called Vijayewara) is oldest temple in Pattadakal, built by Chalukya King Vijayaditya Satyashraya ( 696-733), it has no sukanasika ... Temple Kasivisvesvara temple was the last to be built in early Chalukya style ... Galganatha temple Galaganatha temple was built a century later in the architecture style of Rekha Nagara Prasada ...

Famous quotes containing the word architecture:

    All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936)