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Which among the following was the capital of the early Chalukyan dynasty?
1. Vijayanagara
2. Golconda
3. Madurai
4. Badami

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Badami

The correct answer is Badami.

  • The Chalukya dynasty was established by Pulakeshin I in 543.
  • Pulakeshin I took Vatapi (modern Badami in Bagalkot district, Karnataka) under his control and made it his capital.
  • Pulakeshin I and his descendants are referred to as "Chalukyas of Badami".
  • They ruled over an empire that comprised the entire state of Karnataka and most of Andhra Pradesh in the Deccan. 
  • The earliest dynasty, known as the "Badami Chalukyas", ruled from Vatapi (modern Badami) from the middle of the 6th century

  • Indian Dynasties and their Capitals:
    • Shishunaga - Rajgir
    • Nanda - Patiliputra
    • Pallavas - Kanchipuram
    • Maurya - Patiliputra
    • Khilji - Delhi
    • Lodhi - Delhi
    • Mughal - Delhi

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