|Jayasimha||543-572 CE||Founded the dynasty|
|Pulakesin I||572-566 CE||Defeated the Pallavas|
|Kirtivarman I||566-597 CE||Continued the expansion of the empire|
|Mangalesha||597-609 CE||Fought against the Pallavas and the Kadambas|
|Pulakesin II||609-642 CE||The greatest ruler of the dynasty|
|Vikramaditya I||655-680 CE||Expanded the empire to its greatest extent|
|Vinayaditya||680-696 CE||Continued the expansion of the empire|
|Vijayaditya||696-733 CE||Fought against the Rashtrakutas|
|Vikramaditya II||733-746 CE||Defeated the Rashtrakutas|
|Kirtivarman II||746-753 CE||Last ruler of the Western Chalukya dynasty|
|Tailapa II||973-997 CE||Founded the Eastern Chalukya dynasty|
|Satyashraya||997-1008 CE||Defeated the Cholas|
|Vikramaditya VI||1008-1076 CE||The greatest ruler of the Eastern Chalukya dynasty|
|Someshvara I||1076-1077 CE||Last ruler of the Eastern Chalukya dynasty|
The Chalukya dynasty was a powerful empire that ruled over much of southern and western India for over 600 years. They were known for their military prowess, their patronage of the arts and architecture, and their contributions to Hinduism. The Chalukyas were eventually overthrown by the Rashtrakutas in the 8th century, but they continued to rule over a smaller territory in the east until the 12th century.
The Chalukyas left behind a rich legacy of art and architecture, including the famous temples at Aihole, Pattadakal, and Halebidu. They also made significant contributions to Hinduism, sponsoring the construction of temples and the development of new religious texts. The Chalukyas were a major force in Indian history, and their legacy continues to be felt today.