Badami, formerly known as Vatapi, is a town and headquarters of a taluk by the same name, in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka, India. It was the regal capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 AD. It is famous for its rock cut structural temples. It is located in a ravine at the foot of a rugged, red sandstone outcrop that surrounds Agastya lake. Badami has been selected as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY - Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.
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- “Three stone lintels bearing bas-reliefs were discovered in, course of the clearance at the second gateway of the Hill Fort to the north of the Bhûtnãth tank at Badami… These originally belonged to a temple which is now in ruins and were re-used at a later period in the construction of the plinth of guardroom on the fort.
- Archaeological Survey of India, Annual Report 1928-29, Pp. 167-68., Quoted from Shourie, A., & Goel, S. R. (1990). Hindu temples: What happened to them. 
- “The bas-reliefs represent scenes from the early life of KRISHNA and may be compared with similar ones in the BADAMI CAVES…”
- Archaeological Survey of India, Annual Report 1928-29, Pp. 167-68., Quoted from Shourie, A., & Goel, S. R. (1990). Hindu temples: What happened to them.