Q. “Ravikirti” was a court poet of which of the following?

[A] Pulkeshin II

[B] Kirtivarman I

[C] Pulkeshin I

[D] Dantidurga

Answer: A

Explanation: Pulakesin II most powerful and famous king of Western Chalukyas dynasty, who achieved many military successes.

  • His eulogy was written by his court poet Ravikirti in the Aihole Inscription, which describes his victories against the Kadambas of Banavasi, Alupas and Gangas of Mysore.
  • He also led expeditions against eastern Deccan kingdoms, south Kosala and Kalinga.

Source: Poonam Dahiya