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Virupaksha Temple

Pattadakal

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Virupaksha Temple Overview

Ranked 2 of 13 sightseeing in Pattadakal

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 very close resemblance to that of the Kailasanathar Temple located at Kanchi.

Considered as one of the oldest temples that exist in the state of India, the Virupaksha Temple houses ancient idols and sculptures of Hindu gods like Nataraja, Lingodhbhava, Ravananugraha and Ugranarasimha.
 

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Virupaksha Temple outside view

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Virupaksha Temple

Nik Goradia
24th Oct 17

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Snehal Raibole5.0/5

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Hauntingly beautiful

The Virupaksha temple was said to be built by Queen Lokamahadevi to celebrate her husband's victory (Vikramaditya II) over the Pallavas of Kanchi. The architecture of the temple is mesmerising. The columns are decorated with intricate artwork.

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Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

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Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

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Snehal Raibole

Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

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Snehal Raibole

Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal
Virupaksha Temple, Pattadakal

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