located at the mouth of a ravine, between two rocky hills. It
is famous for its four cave temples - all hewn out of sandstone
on the precipice of a hill. In its ancient temples and forts,
Badami preserves an important chapter in the history of
architecture, in Karnataka.
Situated in North Karnataka,
Badami was the capital of the Chalukya empire, founded by
Pulakesin I in the 6th century A.D. Chalukyas are to be credited
with pioneering a new architectural style, examples of which can
be seen in Badami, Aihole, Pattadakal and other neighbouring areas.
They built a number of temples, and other monuments that marked
the beginning of the Hindu style of architecture.
The cave temples of Badami which date back to 600 and 700
A.D. are carved out of sandstone hills. Each has a sanctum, a
hall, an open verandah and pillars. What makes these cave temples
remarkable, are the large number of exquisite carvings and sculptures.
One of the many masterpieces to be found in these caves is the
famous, 18-armed Nataraja (Shiva) who if observed closely, strikes
81 poses. Cave 4, the last cave, is the only Jain Temple in Badami.
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