Q. Saptavataram, a grammar work authored by chieftain of Pulikesin II was for which of the following language?

[A] Kannada

[B] Tamil

[C] Sanskrit

[D] Telugu

Answer: C

Chalukyas used Sanskrit in pillar inscriptions such as in Aihole and Mahakudam.  

  • A seventh-century inscription of a Chalukya king at Badami mentions Kannada as the local prakrit, meaning the people’s language, and Sanskrit as the language of culture.  
  • A chieftain of Pulikesin II authored a grammar work Saptavataram in Sanskrit. 

Source: Tamil Nadu state board.