The amazing cave temples in Badami are the prominent examples of the religious tolerance of the Badami Chalukya Dynasty.The Cave Temples are constructed during 6th Century and is maintained well even today.Badami lies on an off beaten track of South India but worth visiting.
Badami has four rock-cut cave temples, the largest being the third cave dedicated to Vishnu. Overlooking the temples is a reservoir, its banks dotted with temp les dedicated to Vishnu and Shiva. The Bhutanatha Temples and the Museum set up by the Archeological Survey of India, are the other attractions.The Menabasadis are carved in the mega rocks of Badami Hills.
The Badami Chalukyas bestowed cultural and religious tolerance which made the Jain,Buddha, Vaishnava and Shaiva Monks and scholars visited and resided in Badami. Instead of residing in the Palace,they opted Cave temples which were situated a midst nature,a suitable place for their holy service.The Cave temples are evidently rich in Architecture which depicts the rock cut skill and technology of the period.They were the initial modelled temples and independently built termed as earlier styled or infant models.They provided a blue print to the later built similar model temples in and around Southern India and helped to develop and sharpen the skill.
Badami is in Northern Part of Karnataka State in South India ,well connected from Bangalore on an exotic route towards Goa.To know more about the itineraries related to Badami Caves and related attractions,please log on to www.keralavoyages.travel.
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