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Badami is a small town located in Karnataka. It is known for rock sculpture and temple architecture. The town was originally known as Vatapi and was the seat of government of the Badami Chalukyas in the 6th century AD. The name Vatapi has its......Read more on Badami


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Cave Temples of Badami, Badami
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Cave Temples of Badami, Badami
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The four cave temples of Badami have intricate carvings, citing the mythological events and religious teachings of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Cave Temple 1 is the oldest temple with carvings of Shiva in the avatars of Ardhanareeswara and Harihara that date back... Read More »
"Beware of monkeys"Jan 6, 2014 "Fantastic carvings"Dec 3, 2013
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Banashankari Temple, Badami
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The Chalukyas of Kalyan are believed to have built the Banashankari Temple located at Cholachigud, just 5 km from Badami. This temple is dedicated to Devi Parvati who killed a demon at Banashankari named Durgamasura. This is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. In the... Read More »
"My Kuldevi"Oct 21, 2013 "A temple for a quick visit"Sep 17, 2013
Durga Temple, Badami
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Durga Temple, Badami
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The early 8th century Durga Temple at Aihole is one of the most revered and visited ancient Hindu temples. An interesting point though is that the name "Durga" refers to a fort, not to the goddess; it seems at one time the building was used as a military outpost (durg).... Read More »
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Badami Fort, Badami
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Badami Fort, Badami
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The Badami Fort is perched on the top of a hill along with two Shivalaya complexes. Visitors have to walk all the way up to the fort. King Pulakeshi II, a devotee of Lord Vishnu had built the two Shivalayas that dates back to the 5th century. The Upper Shivalaya is... Read More »
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Agastya Lake, Badami
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Agastya Lake, Badami
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The Agastya Lake is surrounded by hills and reddish sandstone temples. The waters of this lake are said to possess healing powers too. The sandstone rocks around this lake have gaps in them that act as pathways to climb up the nearby hill. Bhuthanatha Temple is... Read More »
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