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Badami 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 AD 540 to 757, 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. Dravidian architecture - Badami Chalukyas Hindu temple architecture - Badami Chalukya architecture Political history of medieval Karnataka - Badami Chalukyas Architecture of Karnataka - Badami Chalukya architecture Chalukyas of Badami The Badami region was settled in pre-historic times, with evidence by megalithic dolmens. MythologyThe Puranas state the wicked asura Vatapi was killed by sage Agastya, it refers to this area as Vatapi and Agastya Tirtha. In the Ramayana and Lopamudra are described as living in Dandaka forest, on the southern slopes of Vindhya mountains.

Rama praises Agastya as the one. He is described as the sage who used his Dharma powers to kill demons Vatapi and Ilwala after they had jointly misled and destroyed 9,000 men. In the Mahabharata, sage Agastya is described in the epic as a sage with enormous powers of ingestion and digestion. To kill men, asura Vatapi used to become a goat and his brother Ilvala would cook him. Vatapi would recollect in the stomach and tear himself out from the inside of the victim, killing the victim; when Agastya arrives, Ilvala offers the goat again. He kills Vatapi by digesting the meal as soon. Agastya, in the legends of Mahabharata, kills the demons Vatapi and Ilvala much the same mythical way as in the Ramayana. KingdomsBadami Chalukyas was founded in AD 540 by Pulakeshin I, an early ruler of the Chalukyas is regarded as the founder of the Early Chalukya line. An inscription record of this king engraved on a boulder in Badami records the fortification of the hill above "Vatapi" in 544. Pulakeshin's choice of this location for his capital was no doubt dedicated by strategic considerations since Badami is protected on three sides by rugged sandstone cliffs.

His sons Kirtivarman I and his brother Mangalesha constructed the cave temples. Kirtivarman I strengthened Vatapi and had three sons Pulakeshin II, Vishnuvardhana and Buddhavarasa, who at his death were minors, thus making them ineligible to rule, so Kirtivarman I's brother Mangalesha took the throne and tried to establish rule, only to be killed by Pulakeshin II who ruled between AD 610 to 642. Vatapi was the capital of the Early Chalukyas, who ruled much of Karnataka, parts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh between the 6th and 8th centuries; the greatest among them was Pulakeshin II who defeated many kings including the Pallavas of Kanchipuram. The rock-cut Badami Cave Temples were sculpted between the 6th and 8th centuries. Badami has eighteen inscriptions, among them; the first Sanskrit inscription in old Kannada script, on a hillock dates back to 543 CE, from the period of Pulakeshin I, the second is the 578 CE cave inscription of Mangalesha in Kannada language and script and the third is the Kappe Arabhatta records, the earliest available Kannada poetry in tripadi metre.

One inscription near the Bhuthanatha temple has inscriptions dating back to the 12th century in Jain rock-cut temple dedicated to the Tirtankara Adinatha. It is a town in the Bagalkot District in India, it is headquarters of Badami Taluk in the district. The Badami Taluka has thirty-four panchayat villages: Badami is located at 15.92°N 75.68°E / 15.92. It has an average elevation of 586 metres, it is located at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills and surrounds Agastya tirtha water reservoir on the three other sides. The total area of the town is 10.3 square kilometers. It is located 30 kilometers from Bagalkot, 128 kilometers from Bijapur, 132 kilometers from Hubli, 46 kilometers from Aihole, another ancient town, 589 kilometers from Bangalore, the state capital. Summer – March to June Spring – Jan to March Monsoons – July to October that contributes to rainfall Winter – November to JanThe temperature ranges from minimum 23 degrees to 45 degrees during summer and from 15 to 29 degrees in winter.

The rainfall of the area is 50 centimeters. Best time to visit is between low humid season from March; the climate has made it a safe haven for the monkeys of south India. Tourists flock to Badami for the opportunity to see monkeys interact in a natural environment; as of 2011 Indian Census, Badami had a total population of 30,943, of which 15,539 were males and 15,404 were females. Population within the age group of 0 to 6 years was 3,877; the total number of literates in Badami was 22,093, which constituted 71.4% of the population with male literacy of 78.1% and female literacy of 64.7%. The effective literacy rate of 7+ population of Badami was 81.6%, of which male literacy rate was 89.7% and female literacy rate was 73.6%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 1,833 respectively. Badami had 6214 households in 2011; as of the 2001 Indian census, Badami had a population of 25,851. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Badami had an average literacy rate of 64.8%, comparable to the national average of 65%.

14% of the population was under 6 years of age. The main language is Kannada; the main economy is centered around tourism in Karnataka. The nearest airport is Hubballi about 105 kilometers away, it is on t

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Fish anatomy

Fish anatomy is the study of the form or morphology of fishes. It can be contrasted with fish physiology, the study of how the component parts of fish function together in the living fish. In practice, fish anatomy and fish physiology complement each other, the former dealing with the structure of a fish, its organs or component parts and how they are put together, such as might be observed on the dissecting table or under the microscope, the latter dealing with how those components function together in living fish; the anatomy of fish is shaped by the physical characteristics of water, the medium in which fish live. Water is much denser than air, holds a small amount of dissolved oxygen, absorbs more light than air does; the body of a fish is divided into a head and tail, although the divisions between the three are not always externally visible. The skeleton, which forms the support structure inside the fish, is either made of cartilage, in cartilaginous fish, or bone in bony fish; the main skeletal element is the vertebral column, composed of articulating vertebrae which are lightweight yet strong.

The ribs attach to the spine and there are no limbs or limb girdles. The main external features of the fish, the fins, are composed of either bony or soft spines called rays which, with the exception of the caudal fins, have no direct connection with the spine, they are supported by the muscles. The heart has two chambers and pumps the blood through the respiratory surfaces of the gills and on round the body in a single circulatory loop; the eyes have only local vision. There is an inner ear but no middle ear. Low frequency vibrations are detected by the lateral line system of sense organs that run along the length of the sides of fish, these respond to nearby movements and to changes in water pressure. Sharks and rays are basal fish with numerous primitive anatomical features similar to those of ancient fish, including skeletons composed of cartilage, their bodies tend to be dorso-ventrally flattened, they have five pairs of gill slits and a large mouth set on the underside of the head. The dermis is covered with separate dermal placoid scales.

They have a cloaca into which genital passages open, but not a swim bladder. Cartilaginous fish produce a small number of yolky eggs; some species are ovoviviparous and the young develop internally but others are oviparous and the larvae develop externally in egg cases. The bony fish lineage shows more derived anatomical traits with major evolutionary changes from the features of ancient fish, they have a bony skeleton, are laterally flattened, have five pairs of gills protected by an operculum, a mouth at or near the tip of the snout. The dermis is covered with overlapping scales. Bony fish have a swim bladder which helps them maintain a constant depth in the water column, but not a cloaca, they spawn a large number of small eggs with little yolk which they broadcast into the water column. In many respects fish anatomy is different from humans and mammals, yet it shares the same basic vertebrate body plan from which all vertebrates have evolved: a notochord, rudimentary vertebrae, a well-defined head and tail.

Fish have a variety of different body plans. At the broadest level their body is divided into head and tail, although the divisions are not always externally visible; the body is fusiform, a streamlined body plan found in fast-moving fish. They may be filiform or vermiform. Fish are either compressed or depressed. There are two different skeletal types: the exoskeleton, the stable outer shell of an organism, the endoskeleton, which forms the support structure inside the body; the skeleton of the fish is made of either bone. The main features of the fish, the fins, are bony fin rays and, except for the caudal fin, have no direct connection with the spine, they are supported only by the muscles. The ribs attach to the spine. Bones are rigid organs, they function to move and protect the various organs of the body, produce red and white blood cells and store minerals. Bone tissue is a type of dense connective tissue. Bones have a complex internal and external structure, they are lightweight, yet hard, in addition to fulfilling their many other functions.

Fish are vertebrates. All vertebrates are built along the basic chordate body plan: a stiff rod running through the length of the animal, with a hollow tube of nervous tissue above it and the gastrointestinal tract below. In all vertebrates, the mouth is found at, or right below, the anterior end of the animal, while the anus opens to the exterior before the end of the body; the remaining part of the body continuing aft of the anus forms a tail with vertebrae and spinal cord, but no gut. The defining characteristic of a vertebrate is the vertebral column, in which the notochord found in all chordates has been replaced by a segmented series of stiffer elements separated by mobile joints. However, a few fish have secondarily lost this anatomy, retaining the notochord into adulthood, such as the sturgeon; the vertebral column consists of a centrum, vertebral arches which protrude from the top and bottom of the centrum, various processes which project from the centrum or arches. An arch extending from the top of the


Bellampalli is a town in Mancherial district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is a mandal headquarters of Bellampalli mandal of Bellampalli revenue division. Bellampalli is noted for its coal mines belonging to Singareni Collieries Company Limited. Bellampalli has the most coal mines and opencast mines in the state of Telangana; the first coal mine was established in 1936 by the British government. The town developed rapidly with the discovery and excavation of many coal mines; the coal production from the SCCL is catering to the needs of the National Thermal Power Corporation and many surrounding industrial buildings such as cement plants in Devapur, steel factory in Visakhapatnam and power plants in Maharashtra As of 2011 India census, Bellampalli had a population of 66,789. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bellampalli has an average literacy rate of 65.65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Bellampalle Municipality was constituted in 1987 and is classified as a second grade municipality with 23 election wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 35.06 km2. Bellampalli has been a traditional stronghold and birthplace of the CPI known as the Communist Party of India. CPI leader Gunda Mallesh won the MLA seat for Bellampally in the 2009 elections. Gunda Mallesh is a senior politician from Bellampally and the CPI; the former MLA's of this of constituency are Pati Subadra. Bellampalli assembly constituency comes under Peddapalli Lok Sabha constituency. Suman Balka is present MP and he is a student of osmania university, Youth Wing President is Sahith Sharma. MLA's of BellampalliSridevi -2004 Gunda Mallesh -2009 Durgam Chinnaih -2014 There are 13 Villages in Bellampalli. Coal production has been important to the economic history of Bellampalli and it is thus known as an industrial town. A chemicals and fertilizer factory lies in the town. However, the average income of Rs.

5000 / - per capita according to 1989 figures mean. Bellampalli is well connected by train. Bellampally railway station is one of the important railway stations in Telangana region and it lies in Nagpur–Hyderabad line. Bellampalli comes under south central railway and its 273 km distance towards North from Hyderabad Railway code: BPA

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