Badami formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for its rock cut structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake. Badami has been selected as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government…
Navabhramma temples in Alampur: Alampur is the home of very ancient Navabhramma temples dating back to the 7th century CE. The Nava Bhramma temples were built by the Badami Chalukyas, who ruled for about 200 years from the middle of the sixth century onwards. The Badami Chalukyas built several temples in Karnataka, and the Alampur temples in Andhra Pradesh.The Alampur site preserves archeological remains in the form of temples exhibiting a hybrid style of architecture - dating back to the…
Badami. Looking up at the mid 7th century Upper Shivalaya Temple, which crowns the redrock outcropping and was once enclosed in defensive walls. The Chalukyas shifted from mostly cave temples to structural temples sometime around the beginning of the 7th century, making this a fairly early example.
The Badami cave temples are a complex of temples located at Badami, a town in the Bagalkot District in the north part of Karnataka, India. They are considered an example of Indian rock-cut architecture.The temples are composed of four caves, all carved out of the soft Badami sandstone on a hill cliff in the late 6th to 7th centuries.
Preferred for its durability, local hard granite was the building material of choice, as it had been for the Badami Chalukyas, but soapstone, which was soft and easily carved, was also used for reliefs and sculptures. In order to cover the unevenness of the stone used in sculptures, artists employed brightly-painted plaster to smooth over and finish rough surfaces.
Alampur Site Museum Alampur located in Mahabubnagar district of Telangana is home to ancient Navabramha temples of 7th Century AD. Considered the western gateway of Srisailam, the town is also home to the revered Shaktipeetam of Jogulamba. Badami Chalukyas constructed the Nava Brahma temples of Alampur. Alampur Site Museum preserves archeological remains which show a hybrid style of architecture, dating back to the 6th-7thcentury AD.
Of the 5 caves, 1st is Shiva, 2nd is Vishnu, 3rd is Buddha, 4th is Maha Vishnu, 5th is Jaina. Never seen temples of various sects in one place. Inspite of being Vaishnavites the Chalukyas allowed Jainas, Shivas temples. Cave temples are rich in architecture and give glimpse of rock cut skill and technology then. The temples are ornamental with exquisitely carved animal and human figures, scenes from the Epics.