Badami is a small town located in Karnataka. It is known for
rock sculpture and temple architecture. The town was originally known as Vatapi
and was the seat of government of the Badami Chalukyas in the 6th century AD.
The name Vatapi has its......Read more on Badami
The four cave temples of Badami have intricate carvings, citing the mythological events and religious teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Cave Temple 1 is the oldest temple with carvings of Shiva in the avatars of Ardhanareeswara and Harihara that date back to...
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The Chalukyas of Kalyan are believed to have built the Banashankari Temple located at Cholachigud, just 5 km from Badami. This temple is dedicated to Devi Parvati who killed a demon at Banashankari named Durgamasura. This is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. In the temple,...
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