(Last Updated on : 06/04/2012)
The Chalukya period is important for the development of literature and art. Someprabhacharya, Ramachandra, Udaichandra, Yashapala, Jaya Singh, Vatsaraja. Soddhal, Hemchandra, etc. were the famous scholars who lived in the courts of the Chalukyas kings. Someprabhacharya was the author of 'Sumatinath charit' and 'Kumarapala pratibhodha'. The Draman of 'Maharaja Parjaya' was written by Yashapal. Jaya Singh wrote the famous drama, 'Hamir Mada-mardan', Vatsaraj also wrote six dramas. 'Udayan-Sundari' is a famous work of Soddhal. Hem Chandra was the author of 'Trishistasashalakaka purush charit', 'Nyasa', 'Dvayashaya', 'Ashtadasasaha Sri', etc.
Many temples were built by the Chalukya kings during this period. These temples clearly illustrate the high development of architecture and sculpture during this period. The Chalukya kings rebuilt the temple of Somanath. Jain temples of this age are very beautiful from the point of view of architecture. The art of painting had made progress during this period. The incidents from the life of Jain Tirthankara were painted on the walls of big buildings. Some paintings of kings are also found. The painting of Karndeva along with Minad Devi needs special mention in this connection.
Thus it can be seen that the Chalukya period is important so far as cultural progress is concerned but, "From the political point of view, the reign of Chalukya's is of less importance but they have their own importance in the view of culture."