Aihole (Ayyavole) was an ancient walled city in Karnataka, central India. Aihole was the first regional capital of the Karnakata region under the rule of the Chalukyas. The large number of early Hindu temples and shrines at the site mostly date from the 6th to 8th century CE when the city was at its zenith of prosperity and power.

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  • c. 500 CE - c. 800 CE
    Much of the temple architecture at Aihole is built.
  • c. 535 CE - 566 CE
    Reign of Chalukya ruler Pulakesin I.
  • 610 CE - 642 CE
    Reign of Chalukya ruler Pulakesin II.
  • c. 634 CE
    The Jain Meguti temple is first built at Aihole.
  • 655 CE - 681 CE
    Reign of Chalukya ruler Vikramaditya I.
  • c. 675 CE - c. 725 CE
    The Gaudaragudi Temple is built at Aihole and dedicated to Durga.
  • c. 700 CE - c. 725 CE
    The Durga Temple is built at Aihole.