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Pattadakal is a town in the Indian state of Karnataka famous for its group of monuments that are the culmination of earliest experiments in vesara style of Hindu temple architecture . The temples were built in the 8th century CE. The uniqueness of this place derives from the presence of both the Dravidian or the Southern and the Nagara or the Northern (Indo-Aryan) styles of temple architecture!!

Pattadakal is 22 km from Badami , the capital of the Chalukya dynasty of Southern India , who built the temples in the seventh and eighth centuries. There are ten temples including a Jain sanctuary sourrounded by numerous small shrines and plinths . Four temples were built in Dravidian style, four in nagara style of Northern India and the Papanatha temple in mixed style.
The group of mounuments in Pattadakal was designated a World Heritage Site in 1987 .

  • Virupaksha Temple The best known is the Virupaksha temple, built by Queen Lokamahadevi in 745 to commemorate her husband's victory ( Vikramaditya II ) over the Pallavas of Kanchi . The temple closely resembles the Kailashnatha temple in Kanchi which served as a model for this temple. The Virupakhsa temple in turn served as an inspiration for the Kailashnatha temple built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty in Ellora . The Virupaksha temple is rich in sculptures like those of lingodbhava , Nataraja , Ravananugraha and Ugranarasimha .

  • Sangameshvara Temple built by King Vijayaditya Satyashraya is incomplete, yet attractive.
  • Kashivisvanatha temple was built by the Rashtrakutas in the 8th century.
  • Mallikarjuna Temple is a smaller version of the Virupaksha temple and was built by Vikramadiyta's second queen Trilokyamahadevi in 745.
  • Galganatha temple contains a sculpture of Lord Shiva killing the demon Andhakasura, Kadasiddeshvara temple which has a sculpture of Shiva holding a Trident or Trishul in his hands and its twin temple, the Jambulinga Temple are all built in nagara style and resemble the Hucchimalli' Guddi at Aihole .
  • Jain Temple located on the Pattadakal-Badami Road, is built in the Dravidian style by the Rashtrakutas of Manyakheta . It has some very beautiful sculptures & probably dates from the 9th century and was built by either King Amoghavarsha I or his son Krishna II
  • Papanatha temple is built in the vesara style dated to 680 . The temple was started in nagara style but later changed to a more balanced Dravidian style. Sculptures here speak of scenes from Ramayana and Mahabharatha . This temple has many similarities with the Navabrahma temples in Alampur, Andhra Pradesh, which were also built by the same dynasty.
  • Museum of the Plains and Sculpture gallery is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India on the Bhutanatha temple road.

Other important monuments here are the monolithic stone pillar bearing inscriptions, Naganatha temple, Chandrashekara temple and inscriptions in the Mahakuteshwara temple.

Distance:- 502+30 km North West of Bangalore
By Road: - 11+1 hours
By Rail:- 8 hour and 3 hours by road
Route:- Take NH4 to Hubli via Chitradurga, Davangere and Haveri then NH218 to Kulgeri via Navalgund, then Pattadakal.
When to go:- Between September and February.
Tourist offices:- KSTDC(bookings and info) Badami House, NR Square, Bangalore Tel: 080-2275869, Fax: 2352626 Email: kstdc@vsnl.in
Where to stay :- Hotel Badami Court
No. 17/1, Station Road, Badami,
Bagalkot - 587 201
Tel: 08357-220232, 220233
Fax: 08357-720207
Email: rafiqmht@blr.vsnl.net.in
Tariff Range: Rs. 3000/- Above

Hotel Mookambika Deluxe
Station Road, Opposite KSRTC Bus Stand,
Bagalkot - 587 201
Tel: 08357-220067
Fax: 08357-720106
Email: mookambikabadami@sify.com
Tariff Range: Rs. 300/- to Rs. 500/-

KSTDC Mayura Chalukya ,
Ramdurg Road, Badami,
Bagalkot - 587 201
Tel: 08357-220117
Tariff Range: Rs. 400/-

Hotel Anand Deluxe
Near Bus Stand, Badami,
Bagalkot - 587 201
Tel: 08357-220074
Tariff Range: Rs. 200/- to Rs. 300/-

Shri Laxmi Vilas Hotel
Tonga Stand, Station Road,
Bagalkot - 587 201
Tel: 08357-220077
Tariff: Rs. 100/-to Rs. 300/-

 
 
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