Explain the following statement with reasons.
A strong rule of the Chalukyas was created in south India
- The Chalukya dynasty ruled in the south for approximately 200 years.
- Jaising the founder of this dynasty established his capital at Vatapi (Badami) Pulakeshin I was an important king of this dynasty who performed the Ashwamedha sacrifice.
- After him, his son Kirtivarman I came to power. During his reign, he conquered the Kadambas of Vanvasi (Karwar) and Mauryas of Aparanta (North Konkan) and expanded his rule.
- The greatest king of the Chalukyas was Pulakeshin II.
- He performed the Digvijaya and strengthened the power of the Chalukyas.
- His achievements are described by Ravikirti, a poet. He defeated Harshavardhan thus, acquiring great fame.
Concept: Important Kingdoms in South India
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