The dynasty in Karnataka
that ruled over the southern and central areas of Deccan during the 8th through the 10th centuries were the Rashtrakutas. It was almost the same period when the Pratiharas came up in Gujarat
, and the Paalars in Bengal
The Rashtrakutas gave great contributions to Kannada
. It was during their reign that the great rock-cut temples were made in Ellora
. The Jaina temple they built in the town of Pattadakkal in Karnataka
has been declared a center of World Heritage by the UNESCO.