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

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Correct Answer - Option 2 : 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:

  1. Shishunaga - Rajgir
  2. Nanda - Patiliputra
  3. Pallavas - Kanchipuram
  4. Maurya - Patiliputra
  5. Khilji - Delhi
  6. Lodhi - Delhi
  7. Mughal - Delhi

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