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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....