Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

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Pattadakal, in Karnataka, represents the high point of an eclectic art which, in the 7th and 8th centuries under the Chalukya dynasty, achieved a harmonious blend of architectural forms from northern and southern India. An impressive series of nine Hindu temples, as well as a Jain sanctuary, can be seen there. One masterpiece from the group stands out – the Temple of Virupaksha, built c. 740 by Queen Lokamahadevi to commemorate her husband’s victory over the kings from the South.

Year of Inscription: 1987

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Pattadakal, in Karnataka, represents the high point of an eclectic art which, in the 7th and 8th centuries under the Chalukya dynasty, achieved a harmonious blend of architectural forms from northern and southern India. An impressive series of nine Hindu temples, as well as a Jain sanctuary, can be...

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  • do visit nearby Badami cave temples and Aihole monuments - ALKA KAUSHIK
  • Only one Temple is there, but it is very huge place to round, at-least it will take a day if you enjoy the architecture and photography - Bala Subramanian P
  • Grandeur of Virupaksha temple and the different hairstyles are sculpted for men and women - Girija Harish
  • must visit Badami and Aiole while visiting pattadakal - Prasun Bheri

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