Durga Temple Place of Worship in Aihole - Video Reviews, Photos, History | HolidayIQ

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Ranked 2 of 22 sightseeing in Aihole

This temple is one of the best known and important temples of Aihole. It was probably built during the late 7th century or early 8th century. It is apsidal in plan and its architecture resembles a Buddhist chattalaya. The architectural features of the temple comprises an elevated plinth, a high moulded adisthana, a gallery encircling the sanctum and a curvilinear tower or shikhara. A pillared corridor runs around the temple, enveloping the sabha mantapa, mukha mantapa and the shrine. The temple also has carvings depicting Narasimha, Chamundi and Shiva in various poses.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
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A main attraction of Aihole

This is a group of stone temple of Aihole. This is a fort temple and since it's inside the fort this is considered to be dedicated to goddess durga. There is no deity inside inner sanctum. These were group of stone temples built as an experimental architectural works of chalky dynasty. This is a must see place of North karnataka. Do carry water, caps, shoes, umbrella, cameras as the region is so hot.

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