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Pattadakal, also known as Pattadakalu in Kannada, is a village in the state of Karnataka. This village is situated on the banks of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot District. It lies 22 km from Badami and 10 km from Aihole and is the capital of the......Read more on Pattadakal


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Jain Temple, Pattadakal
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Constructed using Dravidian style of architecture by the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta is the Jain temple that is located on the Pattadakal – Badami Road. The unique idols and sculptures present within the temple are said to be from the 9th century. The temple is believed to have been... Read More »
Mallikarjuna Temple, Pattadakal
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This ancient temple is similar to the Virupaksha temple and is comparatively small in size. The temple was constructed right after the completion of the Virupaksha temple. The Mallikarjuna temple was built by the 2nd queen of King Vikramaditya that is Triloyamahadevi during 7th century. The... Read More »
Sangamesvara Temple, Pattadakal
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The Sangameshwara temple is considered as one of the oldest temples constructed in India and was earlier known by the name of Vijayeshwara. This ancient temple was constructed in between the year 696 and 733 AD, by Vijayaditya Satyashraya, a great Chalukya King. The temple was built in... Read More »
Papanatha Temple, Pattadakal
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Located on the southern end of Virupaksha region is the temple of Papanatha with a big hall and an anti – chamber. There are idols of the door keepers Nandi and Virabhadra located near the doorway of the inner hall. There are around 16 massive pillars that support the ceiling of the main... Read More »
Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal
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Virupaksha Temple is an ancient temple constructed as per the instructions of Queen Lokamahadevi in order to honour the victory of her husband that is Vikramaditya II, who defeated the Pallavas. This ancient temple was built around the year 7th century and the architecture of this temple has a... Read More »

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