Notes on the Geography of Peninsular India: Chalukya 1: Badami: Photo 1
Pulakesin I, the first Chalukya King, made a fortress atop this sandstone outcrop, which became the nucleus of his capital. A dam created the Bhutanatha Tank, named for the Bhutanatha temple at the far side of the water. The tank is also called the Agastya Tirtha, a place of pilgrimage to the sage Agastya.
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