ಪಟ್ಟದ್ಕಲ್ಲು (Pattadakallu)

Pattadakallu Temple Complex

Pattadakallu Temple Complex

Pattadakal  is a village in Karnataka. It lies on the banks of the Malaprabha River in Bagalkot district. It is 22 km from Badami and about 10 km from Aihole. It is well known for its cluster of historic temples

Temples

Group of Monuments at Pattadakal

Kashivishvanatha temple at Pattadakal, Karnataka

The Chalukya style originated in Aihole (450 CE), Architects experimented with different styles, blended the Nagara and Dravidian styles, and evolved their own distinctive style. The Chalukya kings were crowned here. In the middle of the 7th century, the temple building activity shifted from Badami to Pattadakal. There are 10 temples here, 4 are in Nagara style and 6 are in Dravidian style.

Temples at a glance

Mallikarjuna and Kasivisvanatha temples at Pattadakal, built 740 CE

temple 2

Jain Narayana temple

Headless Bull

Headless Bull

With Pattadakallu, the Karnataka part of our tour pretty much came to an end. The next part of our trip would probably be the highlight of 2012 for me. I can’t wait to start writing about it and when I say writing I mean writing – not just posting pictures, which is what I have done with this post. :) [I feel like a child who is gulping down the lunch to get to the dessert as quickly as possible.]

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